Showing All "The National" Posts

If it weren't for his job, Matthew Barzun could be mistaken for one of us: his favorite album of the year is the War On Drugs' Lost In The Dream, he loves Guided By Voices, Neutral Milk Hotel, and…   Read Story »
I have a hard time thinking of a band that makes me sadder than the National, which means that I can't think of a band less equipped to write a Christmas jingle. Bob's Burgers has hosted the band…   Read Story »
Song Exploder is a podcast in which bands come on to talk about how certain songs came into being -- a fascinating thing for those of us who remain mystified as to how songs can just come into…   Read Story »
Back in 2011 Arcade Fire and a bunch of their friends made a 21-minute horror movie called Festi. Today they've posted that movie, which involves murder and intrigue backstage at the band's 2011…   Read Story »
The National have appeared on practically every even vaguely prestigious television show out there. (They're presumably still finding a way to write them into The Knick.) And they're one of many…   Read Story »
Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend, the lineup featured bands from all over the…   Read Story »
Strand Of Oaks' Tim Showalter recently put out the harrowing album HEAL, and now he's got a very personal cover to share. "Pink Rabbits" was the penultimate track on the National's 2013 album Trouble…   Read Story »
Comedy Bang! Bang!, the comedy podcast that became an IFC TV show, has always been a hub of the indie comedy universe, and that's always had plenty of overlap with the indie rock universe. But even…   Read Story »
This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish…   Read Story »
Made In America has always struck me as an odd festival. In these still early years for the event, it's a somewhat small entity. Two days as opposed to others' four or five, or others' double…   Read Story »