Check out new song 'The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness'...
The National (Credit: Graham MacIndoe)

The National have announced plans for new album 'Sleep Well Beast'.

The band have been stirring over the past few weeks, placing cryptic teasers on social media.

New album 'Sleep Well Beast' will be released on September 8th, produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger.

The material was laid down at Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond.

Available digitally, on CD, and on vinyl, you can pre-order 'Sleep Well Beast' HERE.

New cut 'The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness' is online now, accompanied by some Casey Reas directed visuals.

Tune in now.

Catch The National at the following shows:

16 Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour
17 Dublin Vicar Street
18 Dublin Vicar Street
20 Edinburgh Usher Hall
21 Edinburgh Usher Hall
22 Manchester O2 Apollo
23 Manchester O2 Apollo
25 London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
26 London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
27 London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
28 London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo

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