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The National, Father John Misty, and Beck Perform at Denmark’s NorthSide Festival: Watch

Denmark's NorthSide Festival—not to be confused with the Brooklyn festival of the same name—took the world by storm this year with performances from Björk, Future…
Rob Arcand / June 10, 2018

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

Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon Contribute Theme to Soccer Podcast as Big Red Machine

Aaron Dessner of the National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver have joined forces for a podcast about soccer, the first official music by Vernon…
Joshua Copperman / June 4, 2018

The National Announce Digital Release for Boxer (Live in Brussels)

Last month, for Record Store Day, the National released an exclusive vinyl edition of Boxer (Live in Brussels), an album of live performances from their…
Israel Daramola / May 22, 2018

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison Remembered by Belle & Sebastian, Snow Patrol, the National, and More

Scott Hutchison, frontman of Scottish folk band Frightened Rabbit, has been found dead in Edinburgh, two days after bandmates reported him missing. He was 36.
Anna Gaca / May 11, 2018

Austin City Limits Announces 2018 Festival Lineup

Austin City Limits has announced its lineup for this year's festival. Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Odesza, and the National are the…
Israel Daramola / May 1, 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

The National Announce 2-Day Forest Hills Fest With Jason Isbell, Cat Power, U.S. Girls, & More

The National have announced a new two-day event at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. They’re calling it "There’s No Leaving New York," and it’ll…

The National Releasing Boxer (Live In Brussels) for Record Store Day

While touring Europe last fall in support of Sleep Well Beast, the National surprised their audience in Brussels by performing their 2007 album Boxer in…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / March 6, 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 Are Writing a Musical of Cyrano de Bergerac

This is not part of some elaborate simulation devised by the online music media: The National have really and truly written a musical of Cyrano de…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 9, 2018

Sasquatch Festival 2018 Lineup: Bon Iver, David Byrne, Modest Mouse, and More

The 2018 lineup for the Sasquatch Festival in Washington state has been announced. Taking place May 25-27, the festival will feature Bon Iver, David Byrne, Modest…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 5, 2018

Grammys 2018: The National Win Best Alternative Music Album

The National took home the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy, beating out Arcade Fire, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, and Father John Misty. Sleep Well Beast, the…
Maggie Serota / January 28, 2018
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