The National Tease New Music with Cryptic Video

New music likely coming

The National have shared a teaser video to their Facebook this morning, hinting at new music to come.

In the cryptic video, the phrases “Sleep Well Beast” and “The System Only Sleeps in Total Darkness” are repeated over and over, possibly referring to either an album name or a song title (or both). Both the imaging of the video, as well as the icon in the bottom left corner of the video (and now in their profile picture) indicates a ‘home’, which also might play into whatever it is they are teasing.

The National haven’t released new music since 2013’s Trouble Will Find Me, with all members of the band branching off to form their own side projects. Frontman Matt Berninger kept busy with El Vy, Bryan and Scott Devendorf formed LNZNDRF and Aaron and Bryce Dessner were working on their their massive Grateful Dead tribute album Day of the Dead.

It’s been reported that new music is coming out later this week from the New York band. We’ll be sure to keep you updated — so stay tuned. Check out the teaser video below: