See the National Perform Impassioned New ‘Sea of Love’ and ‘I Need My Girl’ on ‘Fallon’

The National have staked out a sterling reputation for smartly brooding indie-rock anthems. Despite touches of wry humor, the material previewed so far from Brooklyn…
Marc Hogan / April 26, 2013

The National Will Repeat One Song for Six Hours in the Name of Art

"I don't wanna get over you," the National's Matt Berninger booms on "Sorrow," from 2010's High Violet. On May 5, he'll be able to extend…
Marc Hogan / April 24, 2013

Matt Berninger’s Brother Thinks Indie Rock Is ‘Pretentious Bulls—t’

The National consists of five members: two pairs of brothers (Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devendorf) and frontman Matt Berninger. Mistaken for…
Kyle McGovern / April 15, 2013

The National Tout New Album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ With Trompe L’oeil Cover Art

The National's previously announced May album now has a title, track list, and striking, black-and-white cover art. The Brooklyn brooders are set to release Trouble Will…
Marc Hogan / March 21, 2013

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / August 20, 2010

The National and Breeders Perform Together

Thursday night, six indie-rock luminaries-including two sets of twins-debuted their unique collaboration with renowned visual artist Matthew Ritchie at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The…
John Macdonald / October 29, 2009