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In what seems like a quiet hour, loose activity fills the lives of the National’s five members. It’s that period of time before the band takes the stage; last-minute decisions and logistics are being hammered out, but it’s also kind of boring and filled with a lot of pacing around… More »

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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EL VY – “No Time To Crank The Sun” Video

EL VY, the side-project duo of the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf, dropped their debut album Return To The Moon last month, and…
Tom Breihan | November 24, 2015 - 11:48 am

Watch El Vy Cover “She Drives Me Crazy” At First Live Show

Last week, El Vy, the duo of the National's Matt Berninger and Menomana's Brent Knopf, released Return To The Moon, their debut album. And last…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2015 - 8:39 am

EL VY – “Silent Ivy Hotel” Video

EL VY -- the collaboration between the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent Knopf -- are releasing their debut album together, Return To The
James Rettig | October 29, 2015 - 9:52 am

EL VY – “Need A Friend” Video

Matt Berninger of the National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls have been friends since before their respective bands found success. Years later,…
Grace Birnstengel | October 26, 2015 - 11:10 am

EL VY – “Paul Is Alive”

EL VY is, of course, the side-project duo of the National frontman Matt Berninger and Menomena multi-instrumentalist Brent Knopf. Later this month, they'll release Return
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2015 - 9:49 am

EL VY – “I’m The Man To Be”

A month ago, the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent Knopf teamed up under the name EL VY ("pronounced like a plural of Elvis,"…
Peter Helman | September 3, 2015 - 10:01 am

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…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2015 - 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
Miles Bowe | January 8, 2014 - 1:21 pm