The National Release “Hairpin Turn” Video + Announce Short Film Screening Dates

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The National recently announced their eighth studio album I Am Easy To Find due out May 17th on 4AD, and the companion short film of the same name written by Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners), and starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander. Today, the band released album track “Hairpin Turns,” featuring Gail Ann Dorsey and Lisa Hannigan, alongside a Mills directed music video with vocal performances from Dorsey, Mina Tindle, Kate Stables and featuring dancer Sharon Eyal, Co-Founder, Co-Artistic director and choreographer of L-E-V Dance Group. Watch the video HERE and full credits below.

“The video is a very simple portrait of the band (and the friends who helped make the song) and the song itself: You see all the instruments that make up the song in isolation, even hear them recorded live on set over the album version, kind of like showing you the tracks that make up the song,” shared Mike Mills. “And you see everyone who contributed alone, including Gail Ann Dorsey, Pauline Delasser (aka Mina Tindle) and Kate Stables – but your mind puts them together. The dancer Sharon Eyal is sort of a continuation of Alicia Vikander’s character from the film “I Am Easy To Find”. We thought of her as Alicia’s unconscious, or her shadow self – that has her own life in this space.”

To celebrate the release of the new record and short film, the band have announced a number of worldwide screening and listening events in the week commencing May 6th. These will give fans across the world their first chance to hear the new album and watch Mike Mills’ short film in cinema quality, before release on May 17th. Events will take place in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Leeds, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, Madrid, Barcelona, Oslo, Copenhagen, Milan and Mexico City. See flyer for cities and dates below. Further headlining live shows have also been added in Philadelphia, Mexico City and Boston. See routing below. Visit americanmary.com for all screening and tour dates.

“Hairpin Turns” Video Credits:

Production Company – La Blogothèque / MJZ
Director – Mike Mills

Choreographer/Dancer – Sharon Eyal
Executive Producer – Emma Wilcockson
Producer – Ondine Benetier / Anousonne Savanchomkeo
Line Producer – Rémy Solomon 

Editor – Stephen Berger

Director of Photography – Adric Watson
Colorist (MPC) – Mark Gethin
Executive Producer (MPC) – Meghan Lang
Color assist (MPC) – Dimitri Rajapakse
Producer (MPC) – Rebecca Boorsma

The National on Tour:

5/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center*
6/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell*
6/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell*
6/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy*
6/17 – St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre*
6/19 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*
6/20 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point*
6/21 – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
6/22 – Hamilton, ON @ Pier 8**
6/24 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live*
6/25 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium*
6/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River*
6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Northerly Island**
7/10 – Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl
7/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
7/13 – London, UK @ Hyde Park
7/15 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
7/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
7/18 – Rättvik, SE @ Dalhalla
8/4 – Waterford, IE @ All Together Now
8/6 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
8/7 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Nights at the Bandstand
8/9 – Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock
8/10 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
8/11 – Buftea, RO @ Summer Well
8/14 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura
8/16 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/16 — 8/18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands
8/18 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park**
8/29 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park**
8/30 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield**
9/1 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater**
9/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre**
9/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre**
9/5 – Ogden, UT @ Ogden Amphitheater**
9/6 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom**
9/7 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom**
9/8 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera House**
9/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre**
9/11 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall**
10/16 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Center
10/24 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
11/25 – Warsaw, PL @ Torwar Hall
11/26 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/27 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
12/1 – Bochum, DE @ Ruhrcongress
12/2 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
12/3 – Zurich, SW @ Samsung Hall
12/4 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
12/5 – Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena

*w/ Courtney Barnett
**w/ Alvvays