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December 1, 2010 As SPIN celebrates its 25th anniversary year, a new TV special premieres Friday, December 3, at 9 P.M. EST on Fuse. …
November 24, 2010 The National are releasing an expanded version of their excellent disc High Violet this week, but a b-side titled "Wake Up Your Saints" has leaked online. Hear it below!
The track is a sonic departure from the cinematic, brooding vibe of Violet, with bouncing piano lines, finger snaps, bright brass melodies, and a crisp backbeat. Still, frontman Matt Berninger delivers a wounded narrative of love and loss. …
October 21, 2010 As The National prepare to release an expanded edition of their excellent High Violet (November 22), the Brooklyn group have dropped a new video for "Terrible Love," which is an alternate version of the original Violet track. Check it out below.
In the clip, the National show a charming, goofy side to their normally stoic, brooding personalities. …
October 15, 2010 During this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX, artists stopped by the American Express® ZYNC ZONE, to chat with SPIN about their summer festival experiences and much more, among them indie rock heavyweights the National-- watch our video interview, plus performance footage below!
Over the years, the National met loads of bands they adored at festivals, but gleaned particularly poignant advice from R.E.M. …
October 11, 2010 Now in its eighth year, the Austin City Limits festival has worked hard to broaden the city's laid-back, hippies-and-roots-rockers reputation by booking edgier acts like the Pixies, Massive Attack, the Mars Volta, N.E.R.D., and Queens of the Stone Age. For the 2010 incarnation of the ACL Fest, though, they seemed instead to embrace it -- headliners included Phish and the Eagles, respectively, with a Saturday night set from M.I.A. …
September 28, 2010 The National's High Violet is oneof the best albums of the year and now the new kings of brooding indie-pop will re-release an expanded edition on November 22.
The National's reissue of High Violet will be bundled with a bonus disc featuring two new tracks, three live cuts, and an alternate version of "Terrible Love." Two songs previously available only on the Japanese edition of the record ("Walk Off," "Sin-Eaters") will also be inclu …
August 18, 2010 Though fans may still be soaking up the desperate brooding of High Violet, the National are starting to offer up more new music, performing an unreleased outtake from the record, "You Were a Kindness," during a recent performance on Minnesotapublic radio station, the Current. …
July 31, 2010 This week, SPIN celebrated its 25th anniversary with a week-long series of concerts in New York City, including memorable gigs from the Smashing Pumpkins, the National, the Flaming Lips, and the Black Keys. …
July 30, 2010 If National frontman Matt Berninger ever decides to change careers, he could be a preacher or a shaman or the dictator of a small country.
During the hour and a half or so that he and his four bandmates (plus assorted guest players) commanded New York City's Terminal Five stage Thursday night, as part of the week-long SPIN25-ZYNC concert series, the elegant, epically tall singer transformed three-thousand sticky, demanding, and somewha …
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