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Video: The National – “Sleep Well Beast”

The National have released a new video for Sleep Well Beast's closing title track. The visuals are directed by Casey Reas, who also did "Day I Die," "Guilty…
Brian Josephs / December 14, 2017

Watch The National Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Memories” in Montreal

The National contributed to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s recent Leonard Cohen exhibition, and while performing in his Montreal hometown on Thursday, they decided to pay…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / December 10, 2017

Video: The National – “Dark Side of the Gym”

The National's new video for their Sleep Well Beast song "Dark Side of the Gym" is a ballet film, choreographed and performed by New York City…
Anna Gaca / November 30, 2017

Hear The National Cover Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving Song “Give It To Teddy”

The National have a long history with Bob’s Burgers, and they especially seem to love helping out with the show’s holiday soundtrack. They’ve covered two …
James Rettig, Stereogum / November 24, 2017

The National – “Maybe Not” (Cat Power Cover)

The National have contributed to the Spotify Singles series, which often finds artists attempting covers as well as originals. The band played their Sleep Well Beast single…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 15, 2017

Watch The National Perform Boxer All the Way Through

The National just wrapped up a European tour in support of their new album Sleep Well Beast, but at their final show in Brussels tonight, they…
Stereogum / November 10, 2017

Watch Chance the Rapper, The National, Nas and More Perform at The Obama Foundation Summit Concert

The Obama Foundation Summit--a conference of sorts that encourages community leaders and entrepreneurs to "give back, get involved, and recognize that they, too, have the power…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 2, 2017

Video: The National – “I’ll Still Destroy You”

The National have released a new video for the melancholic drum-machine-driven anthem "I'll Still Destroy You," a highlight from last month's Sleep Well Beast. In…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 23, 2017

Chance the Rapper, The National, Gloria Estefan to Perform at Obama Foundation Summit

Chance the Rapper, Gloria Estefan, and The National will perform at the Obama Foundation Summit next month, closing out a two-day event for "civic leaders making a…
Liz Cantrell / October 13, 2017

Watch the National Cover The Ramones’ “The KKK Took My Baby Away”

During their performance at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens Friday night, The National paid tribute to the neighborhood's most famous punk rockers, The Ramones. Frontman Matt…
Arielle Gordon / October 9, 2017

Watch The National Perform Sleep Well Beast Tracks on Jools Holland

The National was just one of several big-name guests on BBC's Later...With Jools Holland last night. According to Bryce and Aaron Dessner's Instagrams, the band spent…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 4, 2017

Watch The National Cover Queen’s “I Want to Break Free”

The National has been touring worldwide in support of its latest release, the ornate Sleep Well Beast, with, interestingly enough, a slew of covers of 80's rock and…
Monique Melendez / September 29, 2017

Watch the National Cover Talking Heads’ “Heaven” in London

The definitive live version of Talking Heads' "Heaven" will always be the performance from Stop Making Sense, in which David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, and an offstage backing…
Andy Cush / September 27, 2017

Watch The National Cover New Order’s “Love Vigilantes” In Manchester

The National recently kicked off their worldwide tour in support of their new album, Sleep Well Beast. Over the weekend, they performed at the O2 Apollo…
James Rettig, Stereogum / September 25, 2017

Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Perform With The National in Ireland

The National's Saturday concert in Cork featured a very special guest: Bon Iver's  Justin Vernon. Vernon contributed electronics, guitar, and backing vocals to a slew…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 18, 2017
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