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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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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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Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm
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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
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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
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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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Watch The National Talk, Perform Grateful Dead On CBS This Morning

Bryce and Aaron Dessner went on CBS This Morning to discuss their massive new Grateful Dead tribute album, which was released yesterday. "There is chemistry,…
James Rettig | May 21, 2016 - 11:12 am
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Watch The National Cover The Grateful Dead’s “Morning Dew” On Colbert

In a week and a half, we will finally get to hear all three discs of Day Of The Dead, the massive fundraising Grateful Dead…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2016 - 8:44 am
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Hear Grateful Dead Covers From Sharon Van Etten, Perfume Genius, Jim James, More

The National's massive triple-disc Grateful Dead tribute album Day Of The Dead is coming out in a few weeks, and we've already heard a whole
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2016 - 9:53 am
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Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear, & The National – “Terrapin Station (Suite)” (Grateful Dead Cover)

The Aaron and Bryce Dessner-curated Grateful Dead tribute album Day Of The Dead is imminent. We've already heard a bunch of contributions from the War…
James Rettig | April 11, 2016 - 11:18 am
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Hear Grateful Dead Covers By The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett, The National, Phosphorescent + Jenny Lewis, And Bruce Hornsby + DeYarmond Edison

The National revealed the tracklist for their massive Grateful Dead tribute compilation Day Of The Dead last week, and now they've unveiled five songs from…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2016 - 7:21 am
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The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am
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Kanye West, The National, More To Contribute To Global Citizen Album

Online advocacy organization Global Citizen and Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons and Communion records have announced that Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, the National,…
Sadie Bell | March 15, 2016 - 11:21 am
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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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LNZNDRF – “Future You” Video

LNZNDRF is the side project from the National’s Scott and Bryan Devendorf plus Beirut's Ben Lanz. Just a quick month after announcing their self-titled debut
Collin Robinson | February 19, 2016 - 12:56 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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Jim James, Antony, Courtney Barnett Confirmed For Massive Grateful Dead Covers Comp

The National have been planning a Grateful Dead tribute album for quite some time, and when we profiled the band last year they elaborated a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 12, 2016 - 10:22 am
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Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup Cassette Teases Justin Vernon With James Blake, Bruce Hornsby, National & Arcade Fire Members, More

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner are bringing the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival back to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for its…
Peter Helman | February 6, 2016 - 4:33 pm
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The National Side Project LNZNDRF Announce Debut Album

LNZNDRF is the new project from the National's Scott and Bryan Devendorf and Beirut's Ben Lanz. They'll released their self-titled debut via 4AD next month,…
James Rettig | January 12, 2016 - 12:22 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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Justin Vernon Joined By Bruce Hornsby On The National’s Grateful Dead Tribute

The National have been planning a Grateful Dead tribute compilation for years now, and next year, it'll finally be out in the world. We already…
Peter Helman | December 3, 2015 - 8:46 pm
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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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