Posts tagged "the national"

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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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,…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Dan Reilly / May 21, 2014

The National Cancel Ukraine, Russia Dates Citing Politics

Pussy Riot aren't the only band staying out of Russia. Dour rock dudes the National announced on Facebook today they're canceling tour dates planned…
By: John Surico / April 22, 2014

Watch the National’s Matt Berninger Write a ‘Get Lucky’ Ripoff About Chili Orgies

On their albums, the National come across as some seriously sad bastards. In concert and in interviews, however, they're actually quite funny and…
By: Dan Reilly / April 10, 2014

Walter Martin and Matt Berninger Get Wild on ‘We Like the Zoo’

Erstwhile Walkmen man Walter Martin is prepping a solo album, We're All Young Together, meant to reflect the sweetness and whimsy of youth. His latest share,…
By: Dan Reilly / April 8, 2014

The National Meets the Civil Wars for AMC’s ‘Turn’

Mad Men isn't the only AMC drama with cool opening credits by hip artists. Turn, a new show about Revolutionary War spies, feature…
By: Dan Reilly / April 4, 2014

Watch the National Vow ‘This is the Last Time’ on ‘Fallon’

Earlier this month, the National made their Saturday Night Live debut, serving as musical guest alongside host (and fellow SNL newbie)…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 28, 2014

Watch the National Brood on Lena Dunham’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut

Lena Dunham's Girls has music embedded in its DNA — the HBO show's second soundtrack album alone boasts replayable material from Miguel,…
By: Marc Hogan / March 9, 2014

The 40 Best Albums of 2007

What was it about this year that made our lives a little brighter? Was it the abundance of fine music or the shifting landscape that…
By: SPIN Staff / February 27, 2014

The National to Play ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Host Lena Dunham

Saturday Night Live has been off the air in recent weeks thanks to the Pussy Riot Olympics — shame on you if you spent…
By: Marc Hogan / February 25, 2014

The National’s ‘I Need My Girl’ Video Slow-Dances Into Valentine’s Day

The National spoke with SPIN's David Bevan in a bar that doubles as a flower shop. The Brooklyn band's brand of dapper…
By: Marc Hogan / February 14, 2014

The National’s Matt Berninger Meets the Bird and Bee on ‘All Our Endless Love’

It's been a good while since we've heard from the Bird and the Bee. Their last proper album was a full-length set of Hall…
By: Chris Martins / January 29, 2014
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