The National Unveil New LP ‘Laugh Track’ at Homecoming Festival

Photograph by Josh Goleman

Yesterday, throughout their opening night time efficiency on the Homecoming Competition in Cincinnati, The Nationwide thrilled their followers with thrilling information. Singer Matt Berninger introduced the approaching launch of their newest album, Chuckle Monitor, simply 5 months after their 2023 LP, First Two Pages of Frankenstein. He revealed that the digital launch of the approaching LP is scheduled for Sunday night time, with a vinyl launch set for November.

Berninger enthusiastically shared throughout the present, “We have now a brand new document popping out, it comes out Sunday night time at midnight. The brand new document is known as Chuckle Monitor, and we’ve got some pre-pressed vinyls right here in your method out. The vinyl doesn’t come out ’til November. However you guys can get vinyl right here, tonight.”

Including to the joy, Aaron Dessner stated, “We’re actually enthusiastic about this document!”

The band additionally handled the group to a stay efficiency of “House Invader,” one of many two new singles launched in August, following First Two Pages of Frankenstein. These singles, together with “Alphabet Metropolis” and “Dreaming,” which debuted throughout the Homecoming set, are anticipated to be featured on Chuckle Monitor. Moreover, “Smoke Detector,” a monitor The Nationwide had carried out throughout their latest tour, is prone to be a part of the album.

The Homecoming gig held much more highlights, because it featured a full-album efficiency of the band’s 2010 LP, Excessive Violet. Notably, Patti Smith, who had opened for the band on their summer season tour, joined The Nationwide onstage for a rendition of “I Want My Woman.”

First Two Pages of Frankenstein, launched in April 2023, boasted a powerful visitor listing that included Phoebe Bridgers, Sufjan Stevens, and a duet with their frequent collaborator, Taylor Swift, on the monitor “The Alcott.”

The Homecoming Competition’s opening day additionally noticed units by Pavement, Snail Mail, Weyes Blood, and extra, main as much as The Nationwide’s efficiency.

Learn Relix‘s article with The Nationwide here.

Watch clips from the night beneath.

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