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5 Memorable Moments From Panorama 2016 Saturday

As it goes with non-camping, city festivals, there was a shift in the crowd between the first and second days of Panorama. Saturday was a…
Ryan Leas | July 24, 2016 - 3:46 pm

Cover Story

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

The Anniversary

Alligator Turns 10

As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the National's Alligator, it behooves us to discuss two persistent myths, both related to Aesop's fable about the…
Chris DeVille | April 13, 2015 - 3:53 pm

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The National, Katy Perry, & More To Play Shows For Hillary Clinton Campaign

We're only a few weeks away from the Presidential election, and the Hillary Clinton campaign has just announced a performance series called Love Trumps Hate…
James Rettig | October 20, 2016 - 11:01 am

Watch Footage From Bon Iver And The National’s Massive Collaborative Event In Berlin

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, the brains behind Wisconsin's annual Eaux Claires festival, threw a different kind of music event at…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2016 - 2:18 pm

Justin Vernon, Bryce & Aaron Dessner Play Invisible Bridge Concert In Paris

The National's Bryce Dessner organized the Invisible Bridge concert at Paris' Philharmonie tonight, enlisting Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, his brother and bandmate Aaron Dessner, French…
Peter Helman | September 25, 2016 - 10:53 pm

Bob Weir – “Only A River” (Feat. Members Of The National)

Bob Weir has participated in a number of iterations of Grateful Dead reunions in the two decades since Jerry Garcia's death, including the big Fare
James Rettig | August 18, 2016 - 10:09 am

Watch The National, Justin Vernon, Jenny Lewis, Bruce Hornsby, & More Play Day Of The Dead At Eaux Claires

Earlier this year, cover story artist the National revealed plans for a six-hour Grateful Dead tribute album entitled Day Of The Dead. After television appearances…
Zac Gelfand | August 14, 2016 - 11:54 am

Pfarmers – “Our Puram” Video

Pfarmers, the trio of Menomena's Danny Seim, the National's Bryan Devendorf, and Sufjan Stevens/St. Vincent collaborator Dave Nelson, just released their sophomore full-length Our Puram
Peter Helman | August 12, 2016 - 7:18 pm


EL VY – “Sleepin’ Light” Video

Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf have put out an awful lot of music videos since the release of last year's Return To The Moon, their…
Pranav Trewn | August 3, 2016 - 10:00 am

The National’s Matt Berninger Talks “Weird, Math-y, Electronic-y” New Album

It's now been over three years since the National released Trouble Will Find Me. When we checked in with the band last fall, they were…
Collin Robinson | August 2, 2016 - 5:13 pm

Watch Frightened Rabbit Cover The National In Chicago

Scottish sad-rockers Frightened Rabbit are in Chicago for Lollapalooza this weekend. They performed on Friday (including a bonus acoustic set at Stereogum's tent) and did…
Peter Helman | July 31, 2016 - 11:29 am

Watch The National Debut “Prom Song 13th Century” With St. Vincent In LA

It's now been more than three years since the National released Trouble Will Find Me, their last album. Members of the band have kept themselves…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2016 - 8:49 am


Pfarmers – “Red Vermin”

Made up of Danny Seim (Menomena), Bryan Devendorf (The National), and horn player Dave Nelson (Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne & St. Vincent), Pfarmers have the…
Pranav Trewn | July 27, 2016 - 10:52 am

Watch The National And Låpsley Become Bob’s Burgers Characters For “Bad Stuff Happens In The Bathroom” Cover

Bob's Burgers has a rich history and great track record with original compositions, and a recent episode features a funny song called "Bad Things Happen
James Rettig | July 14, 2016 - 3:14 pm

The National Debut New Songs “Sometimes I Don’t Think” & “The Day I Die” At Welcome To Hamilton Benefit

On Friday night, the National headlined the Welcome To Hamilton benefit concert in Hamilton, Ontario to raise money for young Syrian refugees in the city.
Peter Helman | June 5, 2016 - 1:13 pm

Bon Iver & The National Collaborate On Invisible Bridge Project

The National's Bryce Dessner teamed with Bon Iver to put on a concert in Paris called the Invisible Bridge. The show will take place on…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 30, 2016 - 11:15 am
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