The wait for The National's heavily anticipated follow-up to their 2013 release Trouble Will Find Me should be resolved in the near future. However, until then, frontman Matt Berninger's side-project EL VY with former Menomena frontman and current Ramona Falls member Brent Knopf will tide everyone over.

'Need A Friend', the latest preview of the duo's upcoming album Return To The Moon, follows last month's 'I'm The Man To Be' and features a half-split lyric video and traditional music video directed by Matt's brother Tom (who directed The National's documentary Mistaken For Strangers). It's the fourth and final pre-released single from the album before its debut, which precedes a lengthy batch of tour dates. Check those out below, after the video.

Listen 'Need A Friend' below and order the duo's new album Return To The Moon on iTunes and the 4AD online store before its October 30th release.

EL VY Tour Dates:

November

  • 02 – PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge ^ £ SOLD OUT
  • 03 – PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge ^ # SOLD OUT
  • 04 – SEATTLE, WA, Neumos # SOLD OUT
  • 06 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, The Independent # SOLD OUT
  • 07 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Troubadour % SOLD OUT
  • 08 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Troubadour # SOLD OUT
  • 10 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer ~
  • 11 – WASHINGTON, DC, 9:30 Club +
  • 13 – NEW YORK, NY, Bowery Ballroom ~ SOLD OUT
  • 14 – BROOKLYN, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg ~ ¥ SOLD OUT
  • 15 – CAMBRIDGE, MA, The Sinclair ~ SOLD OUT
  • 16 – MONTREAL, QC, Theatre Fairmount *
  • 17 – TORONTO, ON, Opera House * SOLD OUT
  • 19 – CHICAGO, IL, Metro * SOLD OUT
  • 20 – MILWAUKEE, WI, The Turner *
  • 21 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, First Avenue

December

  • 01 – COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset π SOLD OUT
  • 02 – HAMBURG, Grunspan π
  • 03 – AMSTERDAM, Melkweg π SOLD OUT
  • 04 – COLOGNE, Kantine π
  • 06 – BERLIN, Astra Kulturhaus π
  • 07 – BRUSSELS, AB π SOLD OUT
  • 08 – PARIS, Le Trabendo π
  • 09 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom π SOLD OUT
  • 10 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom π SOLD OUT
  • 12 – MANCHESTER, Gorilla π SOLD OUT
  • 13 – DUBLIN, Vicar Street π SOLD OUT

Guests:

  • π w/ The Penny Serfs
  • # w/ Hibou
  • ~ w/ Wye Oak
  • ^ w/ Moorea Masa
  • £ w/ Lost Lander
  • % w/ Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
  • + w/ Flock of Dimes
  • ¥ w/ Mina Tindle
  • * w/ Søren Juul

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