The National have released the single ‘Guilty Party’ off their forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast out on September 8th on 4AD.
Sleep Well Beast, produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger, recorded at Aaron’s Hudson Valley, NY studio, Long Pond. To celebrate the forthcoming album the band have decided to throw a Guilty Party at Basilica Hudson on July 14th and 15th. The collaborative concert will be performed in the round and will feature the likes of Buke & Gase, Nadia Sirota, Mouse On Mars, SŌ Percussion and more. The band has released 700 tickets for each night with a portion of ticket sales benefiting Basilica Hudson.
Video artist Casey Reas will be contributing live projection mapping for the event. Reas also directed the video for single, ‘Guilty Party’. “The video is a dream about memory and the degradation of memory; it’s about distance in time and space,” says Reas. “Time moves forward, but then backward as memory. The image of the two-faced Roman god Janus, who can look into the past and future, is the core visual language.”