The National announce their sixth album
After some hinting on Twitter, The National has set a date for its first album since 2010's High Violet.
On February 25 the band tweeted: "Oh and also, thought you might like to know that we'll be putting out a new album in May" followed by a March 15 picture of tracking strips.
Now it has been announced that the album, entitled Trouble Will Find Me, will be released by 4AD on May 21.
The band toured for 22 months to support High Violet, and had plans to wait a couple of years before starting on the next one.
However, guitarist Aaron Dessner started working on new songs almost immediately upon the band's return home and the rest of the band was inspired.
They've hit a new confidence and chemistry with this one, and according to 4AD the results are "simultaneously breakthrough and oddly familiar, the culmination of an artistic journey that has led The National both to a new crest and, somehow, back to their beginnings."
The self-produced album was recorded at Clubhouse studio in Rhinebeck, New York.
Check out the tracklist below:
"I Should Live in Salt"
"Don't Swallow the Cap"
"Sea of Love"
"This Is the Last Time"
"I Need My Girl"
"Hard to Find"