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Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National are about to record a Grateful Dead tribute album. The band will also include Scott and Bryan Devendorf. The name of the album will be Dead Hot, a nod to Red…   Read Story »
Last night, the National played what must've been their first-ever headlining arena show, as they packed their home-borough shack the Barclays Center. And during the show, they brought out one…   Read Story »
If it seems as though we've been talking about the National's excellent new record Trouble Will Find Me for weeks now it's because we have. Even though the record was just released this week,…   Read Story »
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 »