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Watch Matt Berninger And Pete Holmes Sing About Cincinnati Chili And Having A Three-Way With A Yeti

The National's singer Matt Berninger might have a sophisticated taste in TV comedy, but he's generally known as an intense brooding type rather than a funny motherfucker. So it's fun to see him flex a remarkably sharp and dry wit on last night's episode of the TBS late-night comedy The Pete Holmes Show. In their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014

Walter Martin – “We Like The Zoo (‘Cause We’re Animals Too)” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

The Walkmen are now on hiatus, possibly forever, and three of the band's members have solo albums coming out in the next few months. Only one of those members, however, has a kids' solo album coming out, and that's multi-instrumentalist Walter Martin. Martin's We're All Young Together is his entry into the kids'-music-that-is-somehow-not-annoying-to-adults circuit, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2014

Joy Williams & Matt Berninger – “Hush”

The National frontman Matt Berninger has long been a devotee of the prestige TV shows out now, and he and his band have contributed to a bunch of them -- doing music for Game Of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire and Bob's Burgers, showing up on The Mindy Project. And now he'll… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Coming Down” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

Back in 2005, Brooklyn synth-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah was riding high behind major online buzz for their self-released debut LP, an album that all but defined the term "blog rock." The hype was so intense that fans were filling venues to capacity to see CYHSY as an opening act, then clearing out… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014

Watch The National Play The Tonight Show

Nearly a year after releasing their last album Trouble Will Find Me, the National are still showing up on late-night shows, partly because their new movie Mistaken For Strangers is dropping and partly because people just don't get tired of watching this band. Last night, they rolled through Jimmy Fallon's rebooted Tonight Show to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2014

Listen To The National’s Matt Berninger On Another Podcast

Matt Berninger of the National has been promoting the upcoming documentary about his band, Mistaken For Strangers, on many podcasts. He's already stopped by to chat with Bret Easton Ellis and Pete Holmes, now he's guesting on Comedy Bang Bang to do the same. He's joined by Rhett Miller of the Old 97'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 24, 2014

The National’s Matt Berninger Confirms Joy Williams Collab, Hints At “Box Of Rain” Cover

The National are still touring behind last year's Trouble Will Find Me, but frontman Matt Berninger is staying busy in between gigs by promoting his brother's upcoming rock documentary/sibling story Mistaken For Strangers and lending his voice to a few side-projects. In a new interview with Billboard, Berninger talked up his upcoming collaboratio… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2014

Watch Sufjan Join The National At Last Night’s Tibet House Benefit

Sufjan Stevens has been known to help out the National in the studio (he's appeared on all their albums since 2007's Boxer) and on stage (he guested on a killer live version of "Afraid Of Everyone" on Letterman). That partnership continued at Carnegie Hall last night during the Tibet House US benefit that also… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 12, 2014

Watch The National Play SNL With Lena Dunham

The National made their SNL debut tonight in an episode hosted by Lena Dunham. The show featured cameos from Liam Neeson, Jon Hamm, and Fred Armisen and parodies of Scandal and Girls (in a trailer for an HBO-style narrative about Adam and Eve). Watch the National perform "Graceless" and "I Need My Girl" along with… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2014

Watch Lena Dunham Tickle The National In Their SNL Promos

Lena Dunham and the National star in a Very Brooklyn Episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend. It will be a chance to see if the Girls creator's brand of tragicomic realness translates to a larger audience and maybe also to hear some Crimea jokes. In these promos for the show, the National pose for… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 6, 2014

The National To Play SNL With Host Lena Dunham

The National has performed on seemingly every late-night TV show there is, but they've never before graced the stage at Saturday Night Live. That will change on 3/8 when indie's maudlin masters will be the musical guest alongside host Lena Dunham, also making her SNL debut. Brooklyn! More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 25, 2014

The National – “I Need My Girl” Video

This being Valentine's Day, we should expect a parade of love-related releases today, and it all starts right here. The National have given us their stately, kaleidoscopic video for "I Need My Girl," the broodingly romantic tune from last year's Trouble Will Find Me. Director Sophia Peer has filmed a bunch of fancily… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2014

Watch The National’s Full Show At Sydney Opera House

The National are playing a handful of concerts in Australia this week, and tonight's show at Sydney Opera House was webcast live on YouTube. If that wasn't conducive to your timezone, you're in luck: the whole thing has been archived. Watch below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 8, 2014

The National – “Learning” (Perfume Genius Cover)

The National will release "I Need My Girl" as the next single from 2013's Trouble Will Find Me, and the B-side of that single will feature the band covering "Learning," the title track from Perfume Genius' 2010 debut album. This version originally appeared on the Japanese deluxe vinyl of Trouble, but is only now o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 4, 2014

The Bird And The Bee (Feat. Matt Berninger) – “All Our Endless Love” (Stereogum Premiere)

The soundtrack for the new movie Endless Love (initially framed as this ominous thriller in the trailers and now being marketed as a melodramatic love story in TV ads) features that new Tegan And Sara song we heard yesterday, but it also features another prominent indie rocker, Matt Berninger. The National's baritone mouthpiece show… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 29, 2014

Hear Matt Berninger On Bret Easton Ellis’ Podcast

Matt Berninger has been popping up on podcasts more and more frequently of late. First there was The Nerdist, then Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird, and now Bret Easton Ellis' podcast. Berninger doesn't come on until about 7 minutes in, but Ellis opens the podcast with a story about how he spent… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 27, 2014

Watch The National On CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning's weekend edition has upped its indie rock game in recent months, airing performances by and profiles on folks like My Morning Jacket, Tegan And Sara, and Okkervil River. Today the show featured Best Alternative Music Album Grammy nominees the National. Watch the Brooklyn band get interviewed by Anthony Maso… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 25, 2014

The National Announce 2014 North American Tour

The National, America's foremost purveyors of dour-yet-triumphant guitar-driven elegance, just announced a new round of tour dates, but that doesn't even begin to account for all the busyness during this second year of the Trouble Will Find Me promotional cycle. For starters, CBS This Morning will air a profile of the band this Saturday… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 21, 2014

Hear Matt Berninger On Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird Podcast

Back in August, National frontman Matt Berninger showed up on the Nerdist Podcast to talk about the rockumentary Mistaken For Strangers, and now he's shown up on the affiliated program You Made It Weird from comedian Pete Holmes. It's worth checking out because Holmes is a really enthusiastic fan (he explains upfront that the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 8, 2014

Watch The National Play “Silver Bells” On Colbert

On The Colbert Report last night, the National continued their long quest to appear on every single TV show on Matt Berninger's DVR queue. This is Christmas carol week on Colbert, which means Colbert will sing a holiday standard with a different guest every night. And last night, it was Berninger and the two Dessner… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2013
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