The National "Sea of Love" / "I Need My Girl" (live on 'Fallon')

The National "Sea of Love" / "I Need My Girl" (live on 'Fallon')
The National have a new album on the way, as Trouble Will Find Me is scheduled to drop on May 21 through 4AD. Last night (April 25), the band did a little early promotion by swinging through Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to play a couple of new songs.

"Sea of Love" is a pounding rock number that charges along with distorted guitar chords and steadily snare-heavy rhythms. They then mellowed things out for a web exclusive performance of "I Need My Girl, which features a laid-back arrangement anchored by chiming arpeggios, although the song got nosier and more expansive as went along.

The National's busy year also includes documentary film and an upcoming tour.