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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

Watch The National Look Back on Trump’s First Year in New “Walk It Back” Video

The National have shared a new video for "Walk It Back," a song from their standout 2017 album Sleep Well Beast. Directed by Casey Reas,…
Rob Arcand / January 20, 2018

The National Announce Tour With Big Thief

The National diligently toured the world in support of Sleep Well Beast, their album from September, throughout the fall of last year, and are powering through…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 16, 2018

Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age to Headline Shaky Knees Festival 2018

Shaky Knees has revealed its 2018 lineup, with Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, and the National set to headline the Atlanta festival. Both…
Jordan Freiman / January 8, 2018

Watch the National Perform Unreleased Song “Rylan” on KEXP

A little over two weeks ago, the National recorded a live session for Seattle's KEXP. As you're probably aware, the station often hosts live sessions---Big Thief and Moses Sumney are…
Anna Gaca / December 18, 2017

50 Best Albums of 2017

Tuning into the media often felt nightmarish this year, whether you got your news from the morning paper or the sleepless churn of Facebook and…
SPIN Staff / December 18, 2017

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
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