This week, The National announced their 8th album, I Am Easy to Find.
The always excellent Cincinnati band have been indie rock mainstays for over a decade. They've been one of my favorites since I was introduced to them in college by a friend, and I generally end up with their albums on my year-end favorites list. Their last release, 2017's Sleep Well Beast, was no different.
They announced the follow-up along with the first single, "Had Your Soul with You," and a trailer featuring actress Alicia Vikander (who also appears on the album cover).
I Am Easy to Find is set for release on May 17 and, yes, I have already pre-ordered it!
Also announced recently:
Baroness - Gold & Grey (June 14)
Billie Marten - Feeding Seahorses By Hand (April 26)
Black Mountain - Destroyer (May 24)
Carla dal Forno - “So Much Better”/“Fever Walk” (April 19)
Clinic - Wheeltappers and Shunters (May 10)
Dessner-Labèque - El Chan (April 5)
Greys - Age Hasn’t Spoiled You (May 10)
The Head and the Heart - Living Mirage (May 17)
Holly Herndon - PROTO (May 10)
J-E-T-S - ZOOSPA (May 24)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Fishing for Fishies (April 26)
Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari (May 31)
Local Natives - Violet Street (April 26)
Mac DeMarco - Here Comes the Cowboy (May 10)
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky - Droneflower (April 26)
Nick Murphy - Run Fast Sleep Naked (April 26)
Pip Blom - Boat (May 31)
Protomartyr - No Passion All Technique Reissue (May 3)
Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith - The Peyote Dance (May 31)
Stef Chura - Midnight (June 7)
Zacari - Run Wild Run Free (out now)