The National announced on Monday that their concert film, The National: I Am Easy To Find, Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre will be released on Friday, Aug. 23 via Amazon.
The film was directed by La Blogotheque, shot from The National’s April 22 performance in the renowned Upper West Side theatre, and features guest appearances from Julien Baker, Kate Stables of This Is the Kit, Mina Tindle and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The band will also release a digital EP of their live April performance, The National: Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre EP via Amazon Music on Friday. Their performance of “Rylan,” can be streamed now for Amazon Music listeners.
On April 22, 2019, we took the stage at NYC’s famed Beacon Theatre for “A Special Evening With The National,” one of a series of five unique sold-out events in Paris, London, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles where we performed songs from our new album and Mike Mills-directed short film I Am Easy To Find starring Alicia Vikander. . Now we are thrilled to announce the release of The National: I Am Easy To Find, Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre via @amazonprimevideo and The National: Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre (#AmazonOriginal) EP via @amazonmusic. Both the film and digital EP will be available this Friday, August 23rd. . This concert documentary directed by @blogotheque includes a complete performance of the album, special only to the Beacon show, with guest appearances from the @bychorus, @julienrbaker, Kate Stables of @thisisthekit and @minatindle. . Watch the trailer and listen to our performance of Rylan now at https://thenational.ffm.to/rylanlive (link in bio)
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As depicted in the upcoming film, the acclaimed indie rock group previewed their eighth full-length studio album, I Am Easy To Find for the Beacon Theatre crowd. They later released it to the public in May via 4AD. The National previously shared a Mike Mills-directed short film of the same name in May, starring Alicia Vikander.
The National: I Am Easy To Find, Live From New York’s Beacon Theatre will be screened for public audiences on Tuesday in Brooklyn,Los Angeles and Seattle.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming concert documentary below, and revisit The National’s 2007 Daytrotter session further down: