By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor
[Photo courtesy of The New York Times]
On Thursday, The National dropped their second single, “New Order T-Shirt”, from their upcoming album, First Two Pages of Frankestein, along with an accompanying music video. Along with the song’s release and video, the rock band also partnered with New Order to create a limited t-shirt drop, which fans can find on their website.
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Aaron Dessner, one of the band’s members, opened about the new song in a recent statement, saying, “To me the line ‘I keep what I can of you’ means something about everyone I’ve ever known or loved. There’s a simplicity to ‘New Order T-Shirt’ that reminds me of our earlier records, but with the full maturity and experience we have now. It feels like a really important song for the future of our band.”
First Two Pages of Frankenstein drops April 28 via 4AD with features from Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens and Phoebe Bridgers. The band is also heading on tour this summer, its start date on May 18 at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre.
The National also had added tour dates in London, Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Additionally, their opening acts will feature artists such as Soccer Mommy, The Beths, Patti Smith and Bartees Strange.
More tour information can be found here.