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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

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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

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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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon And The National’s Aaron Dessner On Their “Anti-Festival” Eaux Claires

"In many ways, we have become the anti-music-festival festival," says the National’s Aaron Dessner of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which he and…
Eric Spitznagel / Billboard | April 22, 2017 - 6:29 pm

Glastonbury 2017 Lineup

For all the attention we give things like Coachella and Bonnaroo, the UK's Glastonbury Festival is probably the biggest and most historically significant music festival…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2017 - 8:53 am

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & James McAlister – “Saturn”

Lately, Sufjan Stevens has been recording a whole album with the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, and drummer James McAlister. The album, Planetarium, is…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2017 - 9:21 am

Spiral Stairs – “Exiled Tonight” (Feat. The National’s Matt Berninger)

Spiral Stairs, better known to many of us as Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg, is getting ready to release the new solo album Doris & The
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Watch Sleater-Kinney Cover “Fortunate Son” With Matt Berninger & Dave Longstreth At The Official March After-Party

The National and Sleater-Kinney were in DC this weekend to protest Donald Trump's inauguration, and both bands played at the Women's March On Washington official
Peter Helman | January 22, 2017 - 10:53 am

Watch The National Play New Song “Turtleneck” At DC Planned Parenthood Benefit

The National have been working on a new album for a while, and right now, they're in DC to take part in various protests. Last…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2017 - 11:36 am

Janelle Monáe, Maxwell To Perform At Women’s March On Washington; The National, Sleater-Kinney Playing Afterparty

Janelle Monáe and Maxwell will perform at the Women's March On Washington this weekend, the AP reports. "I am honored to join this critical movement…
Peter Helman | January 18, 2017 - 7:19 pm

Common, The National Playing DC Planned Parenthood Benefit

Common and the National are playing a benefit show called Show Up! in Washington DC on 1/19, the night before Inauguration Day. The concert is…
James Rettig | January 10, 2017 - 10:27 am

Watch Joyce Manor Cover The National’s “Mistaken For Strangers”

Here's an unexpected and sneakily brilliant convergence of scenes: For the latest installment of A.V. Club's covers series A.V. Undercover, rising punk superstars Joyce Manor…
Chris DeVille | November 15, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Watch The National Play A Show In Support Of Hillary Clinton

There's less than a week to go before the election, which means that candidates are going all-out to campaign in the all-important swing states. For…
Peter Helman | November 2, 2016 - 9:07 pm

Watch The National’s Matt Berninger Talk Hillary Clinton And Writing Songs With His Wife On Tavis Smiley

The PBS late-night host Tavis Smiley doesn't often have musicians on his show, though he has interviewed people like D'Angelo and Killer Mike in recent…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2016 - 11:00 am

Watch Andrew Bird & Matt Berninger Cover Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”

The National/EL VY frontman Matt Berninger stopped by Andrew Bird's Facebook Live series Live From The Great Room this past August to record a cover…
Chris DeVille | October 25, 2016 - 11:55 am

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
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