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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

The National Have Another Album’s Worth of New Material Written

The National have another album's worth of new material and it shouldn't be long until we get to hear more from the band who just…
Rob Arcand / September 17, 2017

Karl Rove Responds To The National

"Walk It Back," the third track on the National’s great new album Sleep Well Beast, features a long spoken-word passage that may or may not be…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / September 9, 2017

Watch The National Perform New Sleep Well Beast Songs on CBS This Morning

The National took the stage on CBS This Morning today to perform a selection of songs from their new album Sleep Well Beast. Live from Jimi…
Rob Arcand / September 9, 2017

The National Want to Give Karl Rove a Cut of the Royalties for Their New Album

Did your ears perk up at the eerie monologue that arrives about 10 minutes into the National's new album Sleep Well Beast? "People like you are still…
Andy Cush / September 8, 2017

Review: The National Are a Revitalized Band on the Bleak and Ambitious Sleep Well Beast

The National, traditionally, have been at their best when they sound like they’re either playing on a mountaintop or blearily muddling through a song in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 8, 2017

Watch the National Play “Day I Die” on Colbert

The National's seventh album Sleep Well Beast is out today, and last night the band appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to play its final advance track,…
Anna Gaca / September 8, 2017

Watch a New VR Documentary About the Making of The National’s Sleep Well Beast

The New York Times has released an interactive VR mini-documentary capturing the making of The National's new album Sleep Well Beast, which is out today.
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 8, 2017

Stream The National’s New Album Sleep Well Beast

After a handful of singles and a heavily-branded rollout campaign, The National's new album Sleep Well Beast has arrived. The album includes singles "Guilty Beast,"
Rob Arcand / September 7, 2017

The National Bare Their Fangs on the Excellent “Day I Die”

The National's advance singles for their new album Sleep Well Beast have further featured their tension between elegance and distortion, with both sides boxing to wring the most out…
Brian Josephs / August 29, 2017

The National – “Day I Die”

The National have released a video for "Day I Die," another single from their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast, which is due out next Friday (September…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 29, 2017

The National Will Perform Their New Album Sleep Well Beast on NPR Before It’s Released

Ahead of the release of their new album Sleep Well Beast on September 8, The National will play the entirety of the LP at a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 17, 2017

The National – “Carin at the Liquor Store”

The National premiered a new song from their forthcoming new album Sleep Well Beast on Beats 1 today. "Carin at the Liquor Store" is the…
Taylor Berman / August 8, 2017

Watch The National Debut New Song “Born To Beg”

When the National shared "Guilty Party," the most recent song from their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast, they also announced an actual Guilty Party, a two-day…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 17, 2017

The National – “Guilty Party”

The National have released the video for "Guilty Party," a new song from their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast. Directed by Casey Reas, the video juxtaposes…
Jeremy Gordon / June 29, 2017
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