The National Announce Laugh Track, Second Album Of 2023, Onstage At Homecoming Fest
Surprise! The National are about to release their second album of 2023. Matt Berninger announced it from the stage Friday night at the band’s Homecoming festival in Cincinnati, where the new LP is already on sale in a special limited edition.
The new album is called Laugh Track and it’s out digitally Sunday night at midnight, so Monday 9/18. Vinyl will follow in November. It comes after April’s First Two Pages Of Frankenstein and two singles (“Alphabet City” and “Space Invader”) released last month.
After telling the crowd how excited they are about the LP, the National debuted a song from it called “Dreaming.” Watch video below.
Our new album Laugh Track is out on Monday at Midnight ET
Earlier in the set they brought out Patti Smith for “I Need My Girl” and played “Available” for the first time in nine years.