From the album I Am Easy To Find, out May 17

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The National have announced that their new album, I Am Easy To Find, will be released by 4AD on May 17.

Listen to a track from it, “You Had Your Soul With You”, below. The song features guest vocals from long-time David Bowie collaborator Gail Ann Dorsey.

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I Am Easy To Find was mostly recorded at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY with additional sessions in Paris, Berlin, Cincinnati, Austin, Dublin, Brooklyn and other locations. The album features vocal contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and Kate Stables of This Is The Kit.

“Yes, there are a lot of women singing on this, but it wasn’t because, ‘Oh, let’s have more women’s voices,'” says The National’s frontman Matt Berninger. “It was more, ‘Let’s have more of a fabric of people’s identities.’ It would have been better to have had other male singers, but my ego wouldn’t let that happen.”

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A companion short film will accompany the release, directed by Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners) and starring Alicia Vikander. Watch a trailer for that below:

The National have also announced a full world tour to go with the five intimate dates they announced last week. Peruse their full itinerary below:

April 16 – PARIS, FR, Olympia
April 18 – LONDON, GB, Royal Festival Hall
April 22 – NEW YORK, NY, Beacon Theatre
April 24 – TORONTO, ON, Roy Thomson Hall
April 26 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Orpheum Theatre
June 11 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Mann Center *
June 12 – BROOKLYN, NY, Prospect Park *
June 15 – MANCHESTER, TN, Bonnaroo
June 16 – ATLANTA, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy *
June 17 – ST. AUGUSTINE, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
June 19 – WASHINGTON, DC, The Anthem *
June 20 – PORTLAND, ME, Thompson’s Point *
June 21 – MONTREAL, QC, Place des Arts
June 22 – HAMILTON, ON, Pier 8 **
June 24 – COLUMBUS, OH, Express Live *
June 25 – ANN ARBOR, MI, Hill Auditorium *
June 26 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Lawn at White River *
June 28 – CHICAGO, IL, Northerly Island **
July 10 – MANCHESTER, GB, Castlefield Bowl
July 12 – MADRID, ES, Mad Cool Festival
July 13 – LONDON, GB, British Summer Time @ Hyde Park
July 15 – FRANKFURT, DE, Jahrhunderthalle
July 16 – HAMBURG, DE, Stadtpark
July 18 – RÄTTVIK, SE, Dalhalla
August 4 – WATERFORD, IE, All Together Now
August 6 – GLASGOW, GB, Summer Nights at the Bandstand
August 7 – GLASGOW, GB, Summer Nights at the Bandstand
August 9 – SICILY, IT, Ypsigrock
August 10 – BUDAPEST, HU, Sziget Festival
August 11 – BUFTEA, RO, Summer Well
August 14 – PAREDES DE COURA, PT, Paredes de Coura
August 16 – HASSELT, BE, Pukkelpop
August 16-18 – BIDDINGHUIZEN, NL, Lowlands
August 18 – HASSELT, BE, Pukkelpop
August 28 – VANCOUVER, BC, Deer Lake Park **
August 29 – SEATTLE, WA, Marymoor Park **
August 30 – PORTLAND, OR, Edgefield **
September 1 – STANFORD, CA, Frost Amphitheater **
September 2 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Greek Theatre **
September 3 – PHOENIX, AZ, Comerica Theatre **
September 5 – ODGEN, UT, Ogden Amphitheater **
September 8 – SANTA FE, NM, Santa Fe Opera House **
September 10 – AUSTIN, TX, 360 Amphitheatre **
September 11 – HOUSTON, TX, White Oak Music Hall **
November 25 – WARSAW, PL, Torwar Hall
November 26 – BERLIN, DE, Columbiahalle
November 27 – BERLIN, DE, Columbiahalle
November 29 – COPENHAGEN, DK, Royal Arena
December 1 – BOCHUM, DE, Ruhrcongress
December 2 – COLOGNE, DE, Palladium
December 3 – ZURICH, CH, Samsumg Hall
December 4 – MUNICH, DE, Zenith
December 5 – STUTTGART, DE, Porsche Arena

*w/ Courtney Barnett
**w/ Alvvays

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