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Last night, a night after they served as musical guests on Letterman, the National returned to TV, bringing their debonair and sophisticated gloom-rock to The Colbert Report. On Letterman, though,…   Read Story »
The National released their new album Trouble Will Find Me yesterday (5/21) and played two intimate NYC show to celebrate. They made an early evening stop at Brooklyn's Public Assembly and closed out…   Read Story »
The members of the National are gracefully-aging Midwestern-transplanted New Yorkers who wear suits a lot, and the same is also true of David Letterman. They're a natural fit for one another. Today,…   Read Story »
Everything feels heavier at night. Alone at home after dark, whatever solipsistic sentiment was developing by day takes on titanic proportions. All sense of perspective vanishes along with the…   Read Story »
Hey, don't click out of iTunes just yet! The National's Trouble Will Find Me is streaming there, too, in advance of its release. Check out the record here and revisit our Premature Evaluation to see…   Read Story »
At this point, six albums in, the National are practically a genre unto themselves. On Alligator, the first album that many of us noticed, they had a dark and driving intensity that didn't seem too…   Read Story »
Have you watched the 15-minute Red Bull Music Academy documentary about DFA? Or the hour-long Savages Ministry Of Sound show? No? You should do those things. As ever, there was plenty of amazing…   Read Story »
The National's new album Trouble Will Find Me is only a couple of weeks away from release, and they've now dropped a video for one of its songs, the gracefully churning brood "Sea Of Love." Director…   Read Story »
Last month, we learned that the National were planning a six-hour show, one that would consist entirely of one song -- "Sorrow," from High Violet -- played over and over ad infinitum. Only the…   Read Story »
Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the National were the musical guests, and they used the opportunity to play a couple of new songs from their forthcoming album Trouble Will Find Me, songs…   Read Story »