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Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of the National Launch PEOPLE Platform

Aaron Dessner of the National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver have started their own streaming platform called PEOPLE, an offshoot of Dessner and Vernon's PEOPLE festival. The…
Joshua Copperman / June 6, 2018

Watch The National Premiere New Song “Light Years”

The National premiered what appears to be a brand new song called "Light Years" Sunday during the second night of their Cincinnati-based Homecoming Festival. The…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 30, 2018

CHVRCHES — “My Enemy” ft. The National’s Matt Berninger

CHVRCHES and Matt Berninger have teamed up on the sweeping "My Enemy," the latest single off CHVRCHES's upcoming LP Love Is Dead. Though the majority of Love…
Monique Melendez / February 28, 2018

Chvrches’ New Album Love Is Dead Features Song With The National’s Matt Berninger

The National’s Matt Berninger made a brief appearance in the video for Chvrches’ new single "Get Out," teasing something with the words "Friend Or Foe."
Peter Helman, Stereogum / February 26, 2018

The National’s Matt Berninger Is Creating and Starring in a TV Show About Himself

The National's Matt Berninger and his brother Tom are taking the dark-comedic energy that fueled Mistaken for Strangers, the 2013 psuedo-documentary focused on the band, and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 21, 2018

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

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

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 quick-witted. If…
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,…
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, features an opening…
Dan Reilly / April 4, 2014

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Brood With Matt Berninger on ‘Coming Down’

Three years ago, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah released their third album Hysterical. The amicable departures of two key members, keyboardist-guitarist Robbie Guertin and bassist Tyler…
Dan Reilly / April 1, 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 &…
Chris Martins / January 29, 2014

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Soundtrack Jazzes Up St. Vincent, Patti Smith, Others

The current glut of banjo-plunking, foot-stopping bands prove that everything old can be new again — and make you boatloads of money. And if the…
Dan Reilly / August 7, 2013

The National Deliver Big at SPIN25 Live Concert!

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.
Lizzy Goodman / July 30, 2010