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Old Storms In New Places

Scott Hutchison has errands to run. Cigarettes, coffee, snacks -- you know, all the essentials for a day in the studio. We walk down the…
Ryan Leas | February 4, 2016 - 11:54 am
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American Beauty: Snapshots Of The National In Transition

I. EAUX CLAIRES In what seems like a quiet hour, loose activity fills the lives of the National's five members. It's that period…
Ryan Leas | November 16, 2015 - 11:59 am
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Premature Evaluation: The National – Boxer

A couple years ago Alligator put the National on the map for many listeners, largely through a combination of vocalist Matt Berninger's Jack 'n' Coke…
Stereogum | April 3, 2007 - 5:43 pm
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Hear Grateful Dead Covers By The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett, The National, Phosphorescent + Jenny Lewis, And Bruce Hornsby + DeYarmond Edison

The National revealed the tracklist for their massive Grateful Dead tribute compilation Day Of The Dead last week, and now they've unveiled five songs from…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2016 - 7:21 am
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The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am
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Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup

The lineup for this year's Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which is curated by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, has been revealed. Bon Iver,…
James Rettig | February 11, 2016 - 10:00 am
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Eaux Claires Festival Announces 2016 Dates

Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner held the first Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Wisconsin this past summer, and it must have…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 10:35 am
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Stream Little May For The Company (Stereogum Premiere)

Moody Sydney trio Little May recorded their new album For The Company in a converted nineteenth-century church in upstate New York. This feels totally appropriate…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 9:32 am

Frightened Rabbit Finished Recording Their Fifth Album, Produced By Aaron Dessner

Last night, Frightened Rabbit announced that they've finished tracking their fifth album on Twitter. And, as Reddit points out, it looks like the National's Aaron…
James Rettig | August 13, 2015 - 12:44 pm
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Justin Vernon Shares His Field Journal For Eaux Claires Fest

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner are kicking off their inaugural Eaux Claires Festival on 7/17 and 7/18 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Peter Helman | June 27, 2015 - 11:47 am
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Stream This Is The Kit Bashed Out

I've been anticipating the release of Kate Stables' Bashed Out, her third album as This Is The Kit, since we premiered the title track at…
Caitlin White | April 1, 2015 - 11:46 am
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Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind

Mumford & Sons have announced the details of their third full-length, Wilder Mind, and it's bound to sound pretty different from the rest of the…
James Rettig | March 2, 2015 - 10:43 am
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Watch Another Creepy Trailer For Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival

A few days ago Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner and their fairly extensive collective of musical friends and collaborators began rolling out the lineup for their…
Caitlin White | February 9, 2015 - 1:46 pm
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Bon Iver’s Eaux Claires Fest Announces Lineup Via Letters To Early Ticket Holders

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires Festival has started announcing artists that will appear on its inaugural lineup. People who ordered presale tickets will…
James Rettig | February 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm
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This Is The Kit – “Bashed Out” (Stereogum Premiere)

Kate Stables has been recording music as This Is The Kit for years now, but this is probably one of the first times you're reading…
Caitlin White | February 3, 2015 - 11:53 am
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Justin Vernon Officially Announces His Eaux Claires Music Festival

A few months back, it was rumored that Bon Iver's Justin Vernon was bringing a music festival to his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Vernon…
James Rettig | December 17, 2014 - 11:09 am

The Lone Bellow – “Fake Roses” (Stereogum Premiere)

Brooklyn folk-rockers the Lone Bellow worked with Aaron Dessner on their upcoming album Then Came The Morning, and some of the National's dark elegance is…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry Announces Solo LP Music For Heart And Breath

Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry just announced the release of a new solo album. Titled Music For Heart And Breath, the album features performances…
Miles Bowe | May 21, 2014 - 5:59 pm
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Luluc – “Without A Face” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Melbourne/Brooklyn folk-duo Luluc (pronounced "loo-luke") got off to a good start back in '08 with its self-released debut Dear Hamlyn and opening slots for…
Miles Bowe | April 22, 2014 - 10:07 am
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Dessners’ Grateful Dead Tribute To Feature Members Of Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, The Walkmen, Kurt Vile & The Violators

Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National are about to record a Grateful Dead tribute album. The band will also include Scott and Bryan Devendorf.
Liz Pelly | August 4, 2013 - 4:17 pm
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Watch Local Natives Do “Heavy Feet” With Aaron Dessner In Williamsburg

Local Natives performed at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Friday night. Early into the performance, the band was joined by Aaron Dessner of the National,…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 4, 2013 - 11:40 am
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