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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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Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

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…
Stereogum | December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January & February 2011

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…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2011 - 11:56 am
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More Matt Berninger stories

EL VY – “Sad Case/Happiness, Missouri” / “It’s A Game” Videos

EL VY -- the new collaboration between the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent Knopf -- released their debut album together, Return To The
James Rettig | March 11, 2016 - 1:56 pm
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Watch Killer Mike, St. Vincent, And The National’s Matt Berninger Star In A Sonos/Apple Music Commercial

Killer Mike, St. Vincent, and the National's Matt Berninger starred in a commercial for Sonos and Apple Music that aired during tonight's Grammys broadcast. (It…
James Rettig | February 15, 2016 - 9:40 pm
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Watch El Vy Cover David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” On Colbert

Last night, El Vy, the side project from the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf, were all set to be the musical guests on…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2016 - 9:06 am
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Matt Berninger Joins Arcade Fire’s Win Butler And Régine Chassagne At Charity Show In Aspen

Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne performed as a duo at the Midnight Masquerade fundraiser for Artists For Peace And Justice at the St.
Peter Helman | January 3, 2016 - 11:37 am
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Watch Lauren Mayberry And Matt Berninger Interview Each Other

The National's Matt Berninger and Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry sat down to chat in a segment for Live Nation TV. They start off by talking about…
James Rettig | December 2, 2015 - 12:47 pm
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The National’s Bob’s Burgers Song Shelved After Paris Attacks

The National's Matt Berninger is currently on tour with Brent Knopf in support of the recently released Return To The Moon, their debut album under…
Peter Helman | November 30, 2015 - 8:18 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2015 - 11:58 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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