I had reviewed the National’s last album, High Violet for the Whiskey Dregs Magazine, and as I noted at the time, it was an album that resonated very deeply with me –  it spoke of adult concerns, emotions and thoughts that I would have only truly understood as i hit my 30s. It makes sense after having profound, sometimes humiliating experiences – the sort that can only come from being deeply in love, having been heartbroken and lost love, of having a career, making countless mistakes and (hopefully) learning from them, and from making major life decisions that can change the course of your life … 

Trouble Will Find Me 
is the band’s long-awaited and much anticipated follow up to High Violet and it’ll see a May 21st release through 4AD Records. “Demons” is the first single from the new album, and it burns with a desperate, almost anxiously brooding intensity, while seeming even more mournful, if such things are possible. On a certain level, it sounds possessed with demons.

The National will be embarking on a rather lengthy world tour with a June 5th date at the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn; June 14th as the headliner for the NXNE Festival in Toronto, ON; and countless other places.