The National are back with a brand new record called Sleep Well Beast and we are back to talk about it! Richard is joined by special co-host (and his new wife!) Jess to talk about their shared love for the National and their first impressions of their new electronic-focused album. A record about marriage strife dissected by newly weds?! Yep! Let’s dive into this, National fans! Do you love Sleep Well Beast? Are you upset that we said some sorta disparaging things about High Violet? Reach out to us on Twitter/Instagram at @surfacenoisepod or send us an email at and let us know.

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