The National Share New Songs “Space Invader” and “Alphabet City”: Listen

The National are back with a pair of songs, “Space Invader” and “Alphabet City,” which you can hear below. They’re the band’s first songs since First Two Pages of Frankenstein, the album they released in April. They come with visuals drawn and animated by Pauline de Lassus, aka National collaborator Mina Tindle.

The National will host their 2023 Homecoming Festival next month, headlining a bill that features Patti Smith & Her Band, Pavement, Arooj Aftab, and Bartees Strange, among others. It takes place at Smale Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 15 and 16. 

Read “The National’s Matt Berninger on the Music That Made Him.”