The National Release "Day I Die" Music Video

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New York rockers The National have premiered the strange music video for their new song, "Day I Die."

The video, directed by Casey Reas, is a collection of time-lapse photographs taken at the band’s soundcheck prior to their performance at Le Centquatre in Paris last June. You can check it out below.

Reas was also in the director's chair for the music videos for two of the band's most recent singles, “Carin at the Liquor Store” and “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness.”

The National will release their new album, Sleep Well Beast, on September 8 via 4AD. You can preorder it here.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.