The National To Record A New ‘Raw’ Album

Written by Tom Williams on 11th November, 2013

The National To Record A New ‘Raw’ Album

The National guitarist Aaron Dessner has revealed that the band’s follow-up to this year’s well-received album Trouble Will Find Me will sound more “simple” and “raw”, but work will only start after a year-long break from touring.

Speaking with NME, Dessner positioned his band’s next studio effort as a sort of reaction against their very “detailed” 2013 release, an album called “beautifully complex”. Dessner goes on to admit, “We’re actually thinking for the next album we make a very raw, un-produced simple record, that nobody will like!”

He also revealed that the ten-or-so tracks left over from the Trouble Will Find Me sessions may be used on the next album. The National have had quite a gruelling touring schedule this year, though, and Dessner admits that they’re looking for some solid time off:

“I’m sure that once we’ve done touring we’ll take at least a year away from the band, but I think that we’re also excited about an idea – like, everyone seems interested in making an album a different way. It might mean a more louder, more live record that is less produced and more, just like, raw and shredding.”

The National were recently announced as one of the biggest bands on the lineup for Perth Festival 2014. They’ve already been in the country earlier this year for Splendour In The Grass, but will be returning for a national tour (no pun intended) in February next year. Check out all the details here.

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