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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

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
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