The National's Matt Berninger Discusses Upcoming Album
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:08:43
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Over the past month or so, The National has presented multiple new songs at live gigs that are very different from the material found on 2013's Trouble Will Find Me. The National's Matt Berninger spoke with NME about the upcoming record:
"We're playing together in a room, which means we're jamming more. But it's not a jam record at all — the songs are much more like weird, math-y, electronic-y stuff. A lot of songs are going in completely different directions. But that's a really fun place to be. We're in the middle of the wilderness, in a rainforest full of really fun noises.
"We could probably crank out a great National record in a weekend, but none of us are interested in following up with another record that sounds like Trouble Will Find Me. That record was a great accomplishment and I'm so proud of it. But even if we could make a record that good and put it out tomorrow, we wouldn't, because we've already made that. We'd rather make a terrible record that opens up new possibilities. It's going to be great!"
There has been no release date or title announced for the new record and this time, and no singles have been released either. The only upcoming show currently on their calendar is set for August 13th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and it isn't even a National concert. Rather it's a Day of the Dead performance, a Grateful Dead cover album they helped put together earlier this year.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff