The National have reportedly finished recording their new album, which will be the follow up to their 2017 LP, Sleep Well Beast.
The information was revealed when the indie band’s go-to producer Peter Katis’ management company, Worlds End, seemed to confirm that he finished up mixing the record earlier this month in a news release on their website, which has now been deleted. In the past, Katis has worked on several of The National’s records including 2004’s Cherry Tree, 2005’s Alligator, 2007’s Boxer, 2010’s High Violet, 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me, and 2017’s Sleep Well Beast, which went on to win a Grammy for Best Alternative Music.
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In 2018, The National confirmed with NME that they were halfway through completing the new album. They also revealed that the new album is set to be partially made up from material from the Sleep Well Beast sessions, and partially something completely new.
“It’s going to be more than just a record,” drummer Bryan Devendorf explained in the interview. “The other material that’s accompanying it is basically inspiring the record. It’s a collaborative project.”