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The National have named their new album Trouble Will Find Me.

The Brooklyn-based band’s sixth studio record and the follow-up to 2010′s High Violet is released on May 20 in the UK (May 21 in the US). Scroll down for the tracklisting and artwork.

movies the national mistaken for strangers The National name new album Trouble Will Find Me, reveal tracklist

Frontman Matt Berninger said: “For the past ten years we’d been chasing something, wanting to prove something. And this chase was about trying to disprove our own insecurities.

“After touring High Violet, I think we felt like we’d finally gotten there. Now we could relax – not in terms of our own expectations but we didn’t have to prove our identity any longer.”

Read more here: http://bit.ly/WRRDqW

The tracklisting for Trouble Will Find Me is below:

1. ‘I Should Live in Salt’
2. ‘Demons’
3. ‘Don’t Swallow the Cap’
4. ‘Fireproof’
5. ‘Sea of Love’
6. ‘Heavenfaced’
7. ‘This is the Last Time’
8. ‘Graceless’
9. ‘Slipped’
10. ‘I Need My Girl’
11. ‘Humiliation’
12. ‘Pink Rabbits’
13. ‘Hard to Find’

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The National: ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ artwork

Trouble Will Find Me was recorded in Rhinebeck, New York and produced by the band.

The National’s new documentary Mistaken for Strangers, directed by Matt’s younger brother Tom, will open this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The band will play a number of shows this summer, including a homecoming gig at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre on June 5.

They will also perform at a venue called The National in Richmond, Virginia and are expected to announce UK dates soon.


The Postal Service Turn Around

Last month, we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the release of the Postal Service’s sole album Give Up in conjunction with the release of “A Line Of Tattered String,” one of two brand new tracks from the upcoming reissue of the LP. Here’s “Turn Around,” the second and final bit of original unheard music. The band will begin their reunion tour with Jenny Lewis at the beginning of next month. Check out the vibrant new track below and read our Deconstructing of the group here.


So which one do you prefer?

Beyonce - Bow Down

Beyoncé posted an aggressive new song to Soundcloud today, “Bow Down/I Been On.” She simultaneously posted the above photo to Instagram. Check out the song below. It was produced by Hit-Boy, who also produced Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Niggas in Paris.” Read more here: Beyoncé – “Bow Down / I Been On” – Stereogum.

YEAH? YEAH. YEAH! #YEAH Translation: hardcore Metallica fan Kevin Conklin, via Metal Insider, put together a Soundcloud file of every single time James Hetfield has (so far) screamed “YEAH” in Metallica’s 30-year history. Like snowflakes flying from the sky, no two Hetfield “YEAH”s are alike — there’s the angry “YEAH,” the forceful “YEAH,” the triumphant “YEAH,” theLulu “YEAH,” and my personal favorite, the drawn out “YEAH.” Read more here: http://bit.ly/12W9occ

Is it awesome? YEAH. Even the Lulu one? YE…no.


Photo of Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix makes a No. 2 debut on the album chart while Pink surges in single sales. Here’s a look at this week’s Nielsen SoundScan numbers or read more at http://on.vh1.com/12W8Zqm

HOT DEBUT FOR HENDRIX: Jimi Hendrix, one of the few musicians not performing at SXSW this week, arrives at No. 2 on this week’s chart with People, Hell and Angels, a compilation of unreleased songs from the late rocker’s vaults. The set sold 72,000 copies its first week in stores, a slip from the 95,000 copies Hendrix’s last compilation, 2010’s Valleys of Neptune, sold its first week out. But that album didn’t chart as high, peaking at No. 4, which is still pretty good for a guy who died in 1970. The last posthumous release to chart as high as People, Hell and Angels wasMichael Jackson’s This Is It, which debuted at No. 1 in 2009 with a first-week tally of 373,000 sales.

REASON RISING: The strongest gainer on this week’s Digital Songs chart is P!nk’s “Just Give Me a Reason,” which features a vocal assist from fun.’s Nate Reuss. The song is No. 8 on this week’s chart, up from No. 25 last week and No. 62 two weeks ago. It sold 122,000 copies this week, a 91 percent sales bump from the week prior. On the same chart, “Harlem Shake” drops one more spot to No. 4, while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ grampa style anthem “Thrift Shop” rules the chart for a ninth straight week. Meanwhile, the duo’s “Can’t Hold Us” rises to No. 19 on this week’s chart, up from No. 38 last week.

SPRING BREAK FOREVER: Blocking Hendrix from top spot on this week’s chart is country party dude Luke Bryan, who debuts at No. 1 with Spring Break… Here to Party, a compilation album of tracks culled from his series of Spring Break-themed EPs. The album, which includes songs such as “Cold Beer Drinker” and “Take My Drunk Ass Home,” sold 150,000 copies, topping the 145,000 copy bow of his last album, 2011’s Tailgates & Tanlines. Bryan, 36, may be getting a little old for Spring Break, but hey man, we’re not trying to be a “Buzzkill” – which, consequently, is also one of the songs on the album. And you thought James Franco was the king of Spring Break this year.

PLATINUM JUKEBOX: Last week’s No. 1, Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox, slips to No. 3 on this week’s chart. But its 51,000 sales push it past the 1 million sales marker, bringing its 13-week total to 1.011 million sales. Mars, 27, has also sold 5.1 million digital singles from the album, including 1.5 million copies of “When I Was Your Man” (No. 2 on this week’s Digital Songs chart) and 3.6 million copies of the album’s first single “Locked Out of Heaven” (No. 17 this week). Mars’ top selling singles to date are “Just the Way You Are” (5.7 million copies and counting) and “Grenade” (5.5 million). This kid will catch a break one of these days, we’re sure of it.

NINE INCH NAILED: Welcome Oblivion, the debut album from Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels, debuts at No. 30 on this week’s albums chart, selling 12,000 copies. The band will go on a limited tour this spring, before Reznor hits the road with his reformed Nine Inch Nails this summer.

[Photo: Getty Images]


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At the 5:55 minute mark of Amanda Palmer’s now legendary TED talk, I actually teared up a bit. I could totally relate.

She talks about the un-documented immigrant family who sleeps on the couches and the floor in their small apartment so that Amanda and her band can take the beds.

Amanda lies in bed with a sinking feeling of “These people have so little. Is this fair?”

Read more here: http://bit.ly/Zs5Qs3

Amanda has a lot to teach us in the way of trust, connection, & asking for help

Of the 100′s of interviews we’ve done with crowdfunding project creators, asking for money is at the top of the “feared” list.

Musicians feel uncomfortable looking into the camera and asking for money. It feels like begging.

Amanda often asks opening bands if they’d like to go out into the crowd and pass the hat so they can make a little extra cash. She recalls one band member being reluctant because it felt like begging (6:35).

It’s a feeling that what you’re doing is “not very job like” or it’s shameful. Wondering “is this fair?” and the fear of someone yelling “get a real job!” as Amanda has experienced.

This deep seated fear is the root of why almost every artist second guesses herself and her dreams.

When crowdfunding, it’s the one thing that keeps many artists from flipping on the video camera and asking for help. They can’t help but imagine that one person telling them to, “get a job.”

The Ninja, Master Level Fan Connection

At her Kickstarter backer party in Berlin at the end of the night, Amanda stripped and then let everyone draw on her. She claims this to be a “Ninja, Master Level Fan Connection.” The ultimate display of trust where she seems to say, “I trust you this much. Should I? Show me.”

Amanda’s message is clear: Make the human connections, then trust the relationship even though it sometimes seems awkward. Just trust.

[Thumbnail image of Amanda Palmer courtesy Luis Pedro de Castro.]

Bad Religion

Bad Religion have been pumping out some of punk rock’s greatest music for well over 30 years. With no signs of slowing down, the band just released ‘True North,’ adding yet another brilliant album to their almost unparalleled discography. Shortly before their recent performance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ bassist Jay Bentley, drummer Brooks Wackerman and guitarist Brian Baker stopped by Loudwire’s studio for an exclusive interview.

In Part 1 of our chat with Bad Religion, we discuss ‘True North’ along with the album’s standout tracks and “moral compass” thesis. We also spoke with the band about religious institutions in general, with each member of Bad Religion offering a different take on how they view organized divinity along with views on its place in modern society … but don’t worry, there’s plenty of silliness showcased as well to balance the interview out.

Check out Part 1 of our in-depth talk with the legendary Bad Religion!

Check out Part 2 of the interview here: http://bit.ly/W7tzjl

Watch Depeche Mode Perform on

As previously reported, the “Live on Letterman” full concert web series welcomed Depeche Mode last night. They performed a number of songs off their upcoming album Delta MachineThey then performed “Heaven” on “Late Show With David Letterman”; watch a video of that performance below. Readers in North America can watch the full “Live” performance here, and the full set is also streaming on Soundcloud, via a fan account. http://bit.ly/Zwtxhv

Delta Machine, the follow-up to 2009’s Sounds of the Universe, is out March 26 via Columbia.


Mumford And Sons

English folk rock band, Mumford and Sons, recently released a music video for their track, “Whispers in the Dark,” the new single off their highly acclaimed album, Babel.
In the new video for “Whispers in the Dark,” Mumford and Sons reveal some of their pre-show rituals. With the band-mates readying themselves in various ways before one of their performances, four different stories simultaneously take place in a boxed panel. Read more here: http://bit.ly/WFmFDj


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