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Processing The Darkness: The National On Their Adventurous New Album And The State Of The World

Residents of Hudson, NY have a way of noticing outsiders. It's a small town, so that's reasonable enough, but they always seem to know when…
Ryan Leas | 2:36 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Can you believe we're almost mid-way through August? Summer is coming to a slow, steady end, and in New York the weather has been pretty…
Stereogum | August 11, 2017 - 5:39 pm

The Anniversary

Boxer Turns 10

Boxer is where the National became the National as we know them. People often talk that way about its predecessor, 2005's Alligator, the one where…
Ryan Leas | May 22, 2017 - 1:16 pm

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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Can you believe we're almost mid-way through August? Summer is coming to a slow, steady end, and in New York the weather has been pretty…
Stereogum | August 11, 2017 - 5:39 pm

The National – “Carin At The Liquor Store” Video

The National are releasing their new album, Sleep Well Beast, next month -- finally! it was announced back in May -- and we've heard two…
James Rettig | August 8, 2017 - 12:22 pm

Watch The National Debut New Song “Born To Beg” In Hudson

When the National shared "Guilty Party," the most recent song from their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast, they also announced an actual Guilty Party, a…
Peter Helman | July 15, 2017 - 6:55 pm

The National – “Guilty Party” Video

The National are finally getting around to following up 2013's Trouble Will Find Me with the new album Sleep Well Beast, which will be out…
Peter Helman | June 28, 2017 - 11:18 pm

Watch A Quick Teaser For The National’s New Song “Guilty Party”

The National are coming back this September with the long-awaited new album Sleep Well Beast, and they shared first single "The System Only Dreams In
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2017 - 1:37 pm

The National, Julien Baker, D∆WN, Hot Chip, Nigel Godrich, & More To Play House Shows For Amnesty International

On September 20, 1,000 musicians will perform from the intimate setting of people’s homes in over 60 cities around the world as part of the…
Sadie Bell / Billboard | June 27, 2017 - 5:11 pm

Watch The National Debut Four Sleep Well Beast Songs In Paris

Some lucky folks in France tonight will enjoy an intimate live performance by the National as a lead-up to their headlining gig at Pitchfork Music…
Kim Ilkowski | June 22, 2017 - 5:49 pm

The National, Sufjan Stevens, Moby To Perform At Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert

Le Musée d’art contemporain in Montreal will present a tribute to Leonard Cohen starting 11/9. The exhibition will include visual and performance art, and it…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 15, 2017 - 1:05 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This has been a motherfucker of a week. The upside? It's over. The other upside? We got some pretty great songs. And man, do we…
Stereogum | May 12, 2017 - 5:46 pm

The National – “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” Video

Way back in November 2015, we published a lengthy cover story on the National's progress toward the follow-up to 2013's Trouble Will Find Me. Eighteen…
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2017 - 12:13 am

The National Announce New Album Sleep Well Beast

After some teasing over the last couple days, we finally have official word: The National are putting out a new album called Sleep Well Beast
James Rettig | May 10, 2017 - 3:36 pm

Hear Another New National Teaser Titled “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness”

The National seemed to tease a new album Tuesday with a video containing new music. The video featured a TV news-style info crawl with the…
Chris DeVille | May 10, 2017 - 9:15 am

Watch A Teaser For The National’s New Album

For what feels like forever, the National have been working on a new album, their follow-up to 2013's Trouble Will Find Me. (Our own Ryan…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2017 - 8:05 am
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