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The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people’s champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not for the year, then for the persistently re-accumulating, gut-checking frost. The key elements (aside from recency and excellence) are electronics and sequence, with a late-mix flip to stringed instruments, before… More »

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Hear The Debut Single From EL VY, The New Project From The National’s Matt Berninger & Menomena’s Brent Knopf

The National’s Matt Berninger and Ramona Falls/Menomena’s Brent Knopf have teamed up under the name EL VY. (Oddly enough, this marks the second National/Menomena partnership after Bryce Devendorf and Danny Seim joined forces as Pfarmers last year.) EL VY’s debut album, Return To The Moon, is out later this year on 4AD, and today they’ve… More »

By: Chris DeVille / 11:58 am

Matt Berninger & Andrew Bird – “A Lyke Wake Dirge”

Matt Berninger, the deep-groaning frontman for the National, has contributed music to just about every even vaguely prestigious TV show currently on the air, and he’s just added another one to his growing list. Together with singer/songwriter/elite whistler Andrew Bird, he’s recorded a version of the traditional English folk song “A Lyke Wake Dirge” for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 8, 2014 - 11:50 am

Watch Justin Vernon And Members Of The Walkmen Join The National At Primavera Sound ’14

During their Primavera Sound set, the National brought some special guests up on stage. Justin Vernon (whose Volcano Choir project also made an appearance at the festival) joined them for “Slow Show” and the Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser and Paul Maroon helped out on “Mr. November.” Maroon also stuck around for “Terrible Love.” National frontman Matt… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Watch Lily McMenamy Dance Around Manhattan To Walter Martin & Matt Berninger’s “We Like The Zoo”

With the Walkmen on hiatus, a few of the group’s members are going on to release solo projects. Multi-instrumentalist Walter Martin was the first one out, and his solo debut, the kids’ album We’re All Young Together, features a bunch of big-name indie guests, including the National’s Matt Berninger on “We Like The Zoo (‘CauseMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Watch Matt Berninger And Pete Holmes Sing About Cincinnati Chili And Having A Three-Way With A Yeti

The National’s singer Matt Berninger might have a sophisticated taste in TV comedy, but he’s generally known as an intense brooding type rather than a funny motherfucker. So it’s fun to see him flex a remarkably sharp and dry wit on last night’s episode of the TBS late-night comedy The Pete Holmes Show. In their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014 - 10:06 am

Walter Martin – “We Like The Zoo (‘Cause We’re Animals Too)” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

The Walkmen are now on hiatus, possibly forever, and three of the band’s members have solo albums coming out in the next few months. Only one of those members, however, has a kids’ solo album coming out, and that’s multi-instrumentalist Walter Martin. Martin’s We’re All Young Together is his entry into the kids’-music-that-is-somehow-not-annoying-to-adults circuit, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2014 - 9:48 am

Joy Williams & Matt Berninger – “Hush”

The National frontman Matt Berninger has long been a devotee of the prestige TV shows out now, and he and his band have contributed to a bunch of them — doing music for Game Of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire and Bob’s Burgers, showing up on The Mindy Project. And now he’ll be part of a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Coming Down” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

Back in 2005, Brooklyn synth-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah was riding high behind major online buzz for their self-released debut LP, an album that all but defined the term “blog rock.” The hype was so intense that fans were filling venues to capacity to see CYHSY as an opening act, then clearing out… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014 - 10:57 am

Listen To The National’s Matt Berninger On Another Podcast

Matt Berninger of the National has been promoting the upcoming documentary about his band, Mistaken For Strangers, on many podcasts. He’s already stopped by to chat with Bret Easton Ellis and Pete Holmes, now he’s guesting on Comedy Bang Bang to do the same. He’s joined by Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s; as the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 24, 2014 - 4:51 pm

The National’s Matt Berninger Confirms Joy Williams Collab, Hints At “Box Of Rain” Cover

The National are still touring behind last year’s Trouble Will Find Me, but frontman Matt Berninger is staying busy in between gigs by promoting his brother’s upcoming rock documentary/sibling story Mistaken For Strangers and lending his voice to a few side-projects. In a new interview with Billboard, Berninger talked up his upcoming collaborations with the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2014 - 6:10 pm

The Bird And The Bee (Feat. Matt Berninger) – “All Our Endless Love” (Stereogum Premiere)

The soundtrack for the new movie Endless Love (initially framed as this ominous thriller in the trailers and now being marketed as a melodramatic love story in TV ads) features that new Tegan And Sara song we heard yesterday, but it also features another prominent indie rocker, Matt Berninger. The National’s baritone mouthpiece shows u… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 29, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Hear Matt Berninger On Bret Easton Ellis’ Podcast

Matt Berninger has been popping up on podcasts more and more frequently of late. First there was The Nerdist, then Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, and now Bret Easton Ellis’ podcast. Berninger doesn’t come on until about 7 minutes in, but Ellis opens the podcast with a story about how he spent his summer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 27, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Hear Matt Berninger On Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird Podcast

Back in August, National frontman Matt Berninger showed up on the Nerdist Podcast to talk about the rockumentary Mistaken For Strangers, and now he’s shown up on the affiliated program You Made It Weird from comedian Pete Holmes. It’s worth checking out because Holmes is a really enthusiastic fan (he explains upfront that the National… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 8, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Matt Berninger – “I’ll See You In My Dreams” (Isham Jones Cover)

Matt Berninger must have so many HBO coffee mugs in his house. First, Berninger’s band the National recorded “The Rains Of Castamere” for HBO. And now Berninger has recorded another song for another HBO show, Boardwalk Empire. This time around, he’s solo, and backed by Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks, going fully era-specific. Berninger’s versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2013 - 11:11 am

Grinderman – “Evil (Silver Alert Remix)” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

Though Grinderman are kaput, an album of Grinderman 2 remixes is forthcoming, from which we’ve already heard Nick Zinner’s remix of “Bellringer Blues.” Today, another track we’ve sampled from Grinderman 2 RMX became a free MP3, this time Silver Alert’s remix of “Evil” that also features the National’s Matt Berninger. Download below. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 9, 2012 - 2:33 pm

The Forms (Feat. Matt Berninger) – “Fire To The Ground” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Even without the above headline you’d recognize the voice on “Fire To The Ground,” a track from the Forms’ Derealization EP, a collection that revisits and revamps material from the band’s first two LPs. Here, Matt Berninger replaces vocalist Alex Tween as part of an overhaul of the older track “Redgun.” “Fire To The Ground”‘… More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Matt Berninger Sings Grinderman

Matt Berninger sings about being evil in the National’s “Conversation 16.” Now he digs into Grinderman’s “Evil,” a Grinderman 2 track appearing in various versions on a red glitter 12″ single (+ CD) that Nick Cave & Co. put together for Record Store Day. The EP features the original, a demo, a remix Factory Floor… More »

By: brandon / April 13, 2011 - 2:21 pm

The Forms – “Fire To The Ground” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

The Forms’ forthcoming Derealization EP reimagines material from the band’s first two LPs. Ironically, it’s these revisitations of older material that have revealed a newly vital band. When posting “Steady Hand” — a remake of the Forms’ “Bones,” from their self-titled, second LP, fronted in this new instance by the fluttering operatics of Andrew Thibaldeaux… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2011 - 5:05 pm
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