Don't Swallow the Cap

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"Don't Swallow the Cap"
The National - Trouble Will Find Me (Promotional Singles).jpg
Promotional single by The National from the album Trouble Will Find Me
Released April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)
Recorded 2012-13
Genre Indie Rock
Length 4:46
Label 4AD
The National singles chronology
"Don't Swallow the Cap"
"Sea of Love"

"Don't Swallow the Cap" is a song written and recorded by American indie rock band The National for their sixth studio album Trouble Will Find Me. It appears as the third track on the album. "Don't Swallow the Cap" was released to European contemporary hit radio as a promotional single from Trouble Will Find Me on April 22, 2013 in North America and on May 13, 2013 in Europe.

The song was featured in an episode of the television show "The Vampire Diaries".[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Promotional single
No. Title Length
1. "Don't Swallow the Cap"   3:51



Chart (2013) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 52

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[2] April 22, 2013 CD-R (Modern rock/Alternative radio) 4AD
Belgium May 13, 2013[3] CD-R (Contemporary hit radio)
United Kingdom


  1. ^ " – the national – don't swallow the cap" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  2. ^ "Modern Rock Airplay archive". FMBQ. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The National - "Don't Swallow the Cap"". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2013.