Posts tagged "the national"

The National Detail Grateful Dead Charity Compilation Featuring Stephen Malkmus, J Mascis, More

The National announced they were putting a Grateful Dead tribute album way back in 2011, offered some updates in 2013, but now they've shared many…
James Grebey / November 16, 2015

Watch the National and Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Sing ‘I Need My Girl’

The National took the stage last night at Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, where they invited Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry to join them. During…
Rachel Brodsky / October 19, 2015

The National Debut New Song, ‘Roman Candle,’ Live at Charity Event

Update: The National performed the same new song again at Treasure Island Music Festival, this time introducing it with a different name. "It was called…
James Grebey / October 17, 2015

EL VY Are Having the Time of Their Lives on ‘Return to the Moon’

On Return to the Moon, the sprightly debut album from EL VY — the collaborative project of the National's singer, Matt Berninger, and multi-instrumentalist Brent Knopf, formerly of Menomena and…
Harley Brown / October 2, 2015

EL VY Release Simmering, Sassy ‘I’m the Man to Be’

Update: The lyric video has been released. Watch that here.  As previously reported, the National's perpetually morose-sounding, deep-voiced vocalist Matt Berninger has teamed with…
Harley Brown / September 3, 2015

The National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf Share First Single as EL VY

Matt Berninger of the National and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls and Menomena have shared the first track from their new musical partnership, EL VY. The…
James Grebey / August 4, 2015

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015 Lineup: The National, Azealia Banks, Father John Misty, and More

Update: Azealia Banks has dropped out of this year's Treasure Island due to "unforeseen circumstances." The rapper's been replaced by Big Grams, the new Phantogram…
Brennan Carley / June 9, 2015

Review: Indie Rock Is the New Stadium Rock on Mumford & Sons’ ‘Wilder Mind’

Here's a sentence that would've made absolutely no sense in 2005 (and only slightly more in 2015): The biggest band in the world desperately wants…
Andrew Unterberger / May 8, 2015

The National Stuff Their New Box Set With Tons of ‘Sorrow’

If you'll recall, the National spent part of 2013 working with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson on a set of durational performances called A Lot of Sorrow.
Rachel Brodsky / April 9, 2015

Stream the National’s Surprise New Song, ‘Sunshine on My Back’

Update: According to Pitchfork, the track features vocals from Sharon Van Etten and was recorded during the band's 'Trouble Will Find Me' sessions. "Sunshine on…
Brennan Carley / April 2, 2015

Eaux Claires Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Bon Iver, The National, Spoon, and More

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has just announced the full lineup for the first annual Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival, and for a debut event,…
Brennan Carley / February 11, 2015

The National Brood Over ‘Christmas Magic’ on ‘Bob’s Burgers’

It's hard to take the National seriously when they're trussed up as cartoon Christmas ornaments, but somehow the band pulls it off in the latest holiday…
Rachel Brodsky / December 23, 2014

The 25 Most Memorable Quotes of 2014

Stuff celebrities say typically falls in a spectrum ranging from "YES" to "WTF." This year was no exception: Lana Del Rey (sort of) wished for…
Rachel Brodsky / December 23, 2014

The National Flex Muscle as Crooked Music Teachers on ‘Comedy Bang Bang’

The National will get paid, or else. At least that's the impression the Trouble-making band gives in an upcoming episode of IFC's Comedy Bang Bang.The episode — set…
James Grebey / October 14, 2014

‘Comedy Bang Bang’ Snares the National, Future Islands, and More for New Season

Scott Aukerman is considered somewhat of an esoteric comedy genius who also has stellar musical taste. As the creator of the IFC show Comedy Bang Bang,…
Brennan Carley / September 10, 2014

Boston Calling 2014: Lorde Mesmerizes, Nas Lights Up, and More Live Photos

At this weekend's Boston Calling Festival (the fourth in 18 months), thunder and lightning threatened to overshadow the weekend's stellar lineup. But save for two canceled…
Brennan Carley / September 9, 2014

Win Tickets to First City Festival, Courtesy of SPIN!

This year's First City Festival promises headlining sets from some of music's most exciting live acts like former SPIN cover star Beck, the National, Phantogram,…
SPIN Staff / August 19, 2014

The National Get Silly in ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ Outtakes

The National's 2013 documentary Mistaken for Strangers is available in theaters and on demand now, but while we wait for the stage production, director Tom Berninger seems…
Colin Joyce / August 5, 2014

Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson Spoof the National’s ‘Mistaken for Strangers’

The relationship between filmmaker Tom Berninger and his brother, singer Matt Berninger, was at the heart of the rock doc that former SPIN profile subjects…
Colin Joyce / July 22, 2014

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry Plots Album With Members of the National

Sometime between recording Reflektor and touring all over the world, Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry found time to record a new solo album. Music for Heart…
Dan Reilly / May 21, 2014
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