The National – photo credit: Graham Macindoe

Excitement continues to build for the release of The National‘s new album, Sleep Well Beast, out September 8th. The band just released a second song, “Guilty Party,” from their forthcoming album.

“Guilty Party” is an instant National classic; a brooding, longing love song of defeat, with a haunting melody that lingers in your head long after the song is over. It’s accompanied by a gorgeous video created by visual artist Casey Reas. Tickets to the band’s December 4th show at Verizon Hall are sold out.

Watch “Guilty Party” below.