Photo of The National's Matt Berninger, courtesy Getty

As The National is gearing up for a new album, the band has once again shared a clip teasing new music.

This latest Instagram preview once again features the caption, "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness," while label 4AD has shared a photo marked "#SleepWellBeast" and a video with "#TheSystemOnlySleepsinTotalDarkness."

Following this story's publication on Wednesday, posters have surfaced confirming the new album, Sleep Well Beast, will arrive on Sept. 8. Additionally, the band will hit the road this fall, with Daughter supporting.

The National's last full-length was 2013's Trouble Will Find Me.


The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness.

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