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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 inaugural Eaux Claires festival. Included in the materials were two mysterious videos of scrambled vocal samples and VCR-addled colors. Today, a third has been released, continuing i… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 9, 2015

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 receive a letter in the mail announcing one of the participating artists. The letter says that three-quarters of the artists will be revealed this way. Some of these letter… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015

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 about her. Bashed Out will be her third full-length album, and since Aaron Dessner and the National stumbled into one of her shows by happenstance and immediately fell for her… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 3, 2015

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 has officially announced the festival today, which will be co-curated by the National's Aaron Dessner. Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival will take place next year on July… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014

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 present in "Fake Roses," the second single they've shared from the project. The tune's warm tones and steady pulse also hearken to Arcade Fire's somber Funeral ballad "Une Année Sa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014

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 that are played in sync with the musicians' own breathing and heartbeat, according to Parry's website. The album will feature Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of the National,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2014

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 the likes of Fleet Foxes and Jose Gonzalez. Now Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett have signed to Sub Pop and will release Passerby this summer. Its new single "Without A… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 22, 2014

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. The name of the album will be Dead Hot, a nod to Red Hot, an AIDS charity organization that started curating comps in the '90s. As Relix reports, the… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2013

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, who helped them record their new LP Hummingbird in Brooklyn. Check out "Heavy Feet" and the rest of the show below, as well as photos from the show i… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 4, 2013

Sharon Van Etten Makes TV Debut On Fallon

Sharon Van Etten made her TV debut last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, playing "Serpents" from her forthcoming Tramp. She's been overdue for a while but now, yeah, she's totally blowing up (points to Heavy Rotation panel). Check out the video down below. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 6, 2012

Hear Two Xmas Songs From Sufjan, The National, Arcade Fire

This is an off-year for Sufjan's Xmas-album-release schedule, but the Dessner brothers of Bluzzbood, Ohio have helped bridge the gap this holiday season by leaking a couple of previously unheard yuletide treats via their guest DJ stint on the BBC 6. The leak of these Christ songs likely have Sufjan's blessing because they are… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 21, 2010

The Long Count (Bryce & Aaron Dessner, Kim & Kelley Deal, Matt Berninger, Shara Worden) @ BAM 10/28/09

A few weeks ago we posted an early take of "When You Were Born" (aka "When Yer Born") from The Long Count. At the time, Aaron Dessner told us the track would eventually include Kim Deal singing on it. Now that we know the piece focuses on twins via the Dessners and the Deals,… More »

By: brandon / October 29, 2009

New Doveman – “Angel’s Share” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've heard The Conformist's quietly exultant opener "Breathing Out." Those familiar with Thomas Bartlett's project know that as Doveman, Bartlett rarely raises his voice above a whisper, even when the atmospherically dense music -- often performed by members of the National, Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, etc. -- and voices around him start bellowing. More »

By: brandon / October 15, 2009

New Aaron Dessner – “When We’re Born” (from The Long Count)

This is the first available full piece of music from Bryce and Aaron Dessner and Matthew Ritchie's BAM-commissioned The Long Count, which runs 10/28-31 at the 2009 Next Wave Festival. As the breathless BAM copy tells us: In an inspired collision of creative worlds, three inexhaustibly original artists--brothers Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of indie… More »

By: brandon / August 13, 2009

Dark Was The Night Live @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC 5/3/09

The fear with any supertalent variety show like last night's Dark Was The Night live event is that the appeal on paper will far outstrip the appeal of having your ass glued to a seat for four hours. And it was a very impressive piece of paper. But like the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 4, 2009

Clogs/Bell Orchestre With The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Sufjan Stevens & My Brightest Diamond @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/26/09

A few weeks ago rumors swirled about some Very Special Secret Guests slated to appear at last night's Shuffle Mode special at BAM. So you know, see above photo. The night's lineup was already expansively staffed, with Clogs (which features the National's Bryce Dessner) and Bell Orchestre (helmed by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2009

Your Favorite Bands Do Red Hot Comp

The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner curated this one, and its contributor list reads like the contents of your iPod, including Arcade Fire, Beirut, Beach House, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, Antony, MMJ, Feist, Ben Gibbard, Spoon, Sufjan, Yeasayer, Yo La Tengo, the National, and a massive etc. All tracks are exclusives,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 3, 2008

The National Go Acoustic In Northern Ireland

While in Belfast this past July to play a show at Mandela Hall, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner sat down and recorded acoustic takes of a couple beloved Boxer tracks. Our tipster, Comprachio, mentions that the "filming took place in a kitchen set from an upcoming Irish independent movie which was on a break… More »

By: brandon / September 29, 2008

The National @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/31/07

"How does it sound out there?" Matt Berninger asked after kicking off last night's sold-out Bowery show with a one-two "Start A War"/"Brainy" Boxer combo. A female voice shouted, "Bring up the vocal a little!" After a few laughs, bassist/guitarist Aaron Dessner sighed back, "That's what they all say." It's true, though; everybody wants to… More »

By: Stereogum / June 1, 2007

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 baritone, novelistic lyrics, and tendency to lose his voice on shadowy, boiled-over rock songs like "Lit Up," "Abel," and regular showstopper, "Mr. November." On the band's fourth full-length Boxer,… More »

By: Stereogum / April 3, 2007