Record Label: 4AD
Limited indie exclusive 2xLP (blue vinyl) release. Pressed on 2x12" standard weight blue vinyl. Includes a 24" x 24" folded poster and 2x inner sleeves. Includes code for digital download.
The National turn up their guitar amps on their newest record, sounding all sorts of revitalized and harkening back to the vigor of their Alligator-era material. Yes, this is still the The National we’re talking about, and all the trademark elements you've come to expect are solidly in place: U2-sized melodies delivered with Matt Berninger’s sad dad croon, tom-heavy drums that convey BIG emotion, and melancholy piano work providing a sturdy foundation for the brooding soul of these songs. However, Sleep Well Beast incorporates fresh sounds into the band’s winning formula, including electronic textures and distorted guitar leads. For a band that has perfected their signature style, Sleep Well Beast is at its best when The National pushes outside of their comfort zone.