Release video for ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ Touring February 2018
Praise for Sleep Well Beast
“The irresistible, off-kilter scaffolds of drummer Bryan Devendorf, and the slow dawn of one glorious melody after another, will keep you plenty occupied…” – Rolling Stone ★★★★
“…wonderful crescendo. Enjoy.” – Herald Sun, Album Of The Week
“Their music is almost immediately identifiable: The churn and meshing the Dessner and Devendorf brothers’ instrumental textures then overlaid with Matt Berninger’s ruminations on the human condition.” – The Music ★★★★
“Sleep Well Beast is everything you could ever want out of a National album and more.” – Beat 9.5
“…a towering achievement.” – STACK
Today, The National released the video for ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’, off their most recent album Sleep Well Beast. See the band tour across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne next February & March. Full ticket details below.
‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Ragnar, who also appears in the video, collaborated with The National for A Lot Of Sorrow which saw the band play their song ‘Sorrow’ for six hours in front of a live audience at MOMA’s PS1. ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Aaron and Bryce Dessner created HAVEN Festival. It was shot in one hour at Dope & Korruption, a pop-up bar created by Ragnar offering arancini, chocolate truffles, prosecco, classical music and a sailor striptease. During the video shoot the bar was shut down by Danish security officials and destroyed the day after.
Sleep Well Beast is the band’s seventh studio album and the follow up to their GRAMMY nominated album Trouble Will Find Me. Over their 16-year career the band has sold more than 1.7 million albums in the U.S. alone.
Sleep Well Beast is available in CD, digital and double LP here: thenational.lnk.to/SleepWellBe
The National – ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ (official video)
The National – Australian Tour Dates 2018
Wed 21 Feb – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney NSW – SOLD OUT
Thu 22 Feb – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney NSW – NEW SHOW ADDED
Tue 27 Feb – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
Thu 1 Mar – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC
For ticketing info and enquiries visit Handsome Tours.
The National – Sleep Well Beast
Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Born to Beg
I’ll Still Destroy You
Carin at the Liquor Store
Dark Side of the Gym
Sleep Well Beast