The National

Hear Merry Indie X-Mas, Featuring Parodies Of Bon Iver, Beach House, xx, Das Racist, & More

When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2012 - 1:01 pm
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Watch The National Play New Songs “Lola,” “Sullivan” & “Prime” At ATP

This past weekend, the National curated and headlined their own ATP Festival in England, and during their set, they played four new songs. One of…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 10:17 am
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The National – “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (Isham Jones Cover)

Lately, the National seem to be intent on forcing their way into every show on our collective DVR. Earlier today, we posted their cover of…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2012 - 1:18 pm
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Hear The National Cover Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving Song

On this weekend's episode of Fox's Bob's Burgers -- probably the best among the recent crop of shows starring H. Jon Benjamin -- Bob's wife…
Corban Goble | November 19, 2012 - 9:28 am
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The National – “The Rains Of Castamere”

The only time I can remember anyone actually listening to music on Game Of Thrones was when (spoiler) that little asshole King Joffrey had a…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2012 - 8:52 am
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The National Soundtrack And Speak On An iPad App

The National recently contributed to a new, interactive storybook iPad app called Dragon Brush, where lead singer Matt Berninger handles the narration of the story…
Corban Goble | May 23, 2012 - 3:41 pm

Stream Grinderman’s Grinderman 2 RMX

Grinderman's remix LP Grinderman 2 RMX came out last month, and from that release we've already scoped Nick Zinner's remix of "Bellringer Blues" as well…
Corban Goble | April 11, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, & Bryce Dessner Perform More Planetarium Songs

Last week, we posted video of Sufjan Stevens teaming up with the National's Bryce Dessner and indie-affiliated composer Nico Muhly to perform a gorgeous new…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2012 - 10:16 am
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Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly & Bryce Dessner – “Venus” (Live At MusicNOW)

Lately, there's been a whole lot of crossover between the worlds of indie rock and avant-classical, and three of the parties most responsible are Sufjan…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2012 - 10:02 am
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Watch The Bridge Session, National Members Playing With Bob Weir

On Saturday night, Bob Weir, the Grateful Dead legend, played a show at his own TRI Studios in San Rafael, California. At the show, he…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2012 - 11:25 am
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The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that…
Corban Goble | February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm
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Grinderman – “Evil (Silver Alert Remix)” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

Though Grinderman are kaput, an album of Grinderman 2 remixes is forthcoming, from which we've already heard Nick Zinner's remix of "Bellringer Blues." Today, another…
Corban Goble | February 9, 2012 - 2:33 pm
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery…
Stereogum | December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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The National, Jónsi, She & Him Make Oscar Shortlist

This year's Academy Awards ceremony could look pretty interesting, at least when it comes to the Best Original Song segment. The Academy Of Motion Picture…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2011 - 11:36 am
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Trey Anastasio Joins The National At Beacon Theatre

The National just wrapped a five-night stand at the Beacon -- maybe you livestreamed the final night -- a run of shows which brings back…
Amrit Singh | December 19, 2011 - 11:06 am
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Stream The National’s Final High Violet Show Now

The National have been playing NYC's Beacon Theater all week to high acclaim -- they've even been peppering in new songs like "I Need My
Corban Goble | December 17, 2011 - 8:45 pm
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Win Butler Joins The National In Montreal

The National, who have been staying pretty busy lately, brought out Arcade Fire's Win Butler in Montréal Friday night for a performance of "Start A
Corban Goble | December 12, 2011 - 3:24 pm
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Watch Justin Vernon Join The National Onstage

Last night, Bon Iver and the National were both guests on Q, a show on the Canadian network CBC Radio. They came together in a…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2011 - 11:16 am
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The National – “Rylan” & “I Need My Girl”

Earlier today, Brooklyn indie torchbearers the National played a live session for Toronto's Q1 LIVE where they played two new songs, "Rylan" and "I Need…
Corban Goble | December 8, 2011 - 5:09 pm
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The National Cover The Philistines Jr.

Connecticut indie rockers the Philistines Jr. must have some serious pull, because their forthcoming covers compilation If A Lot Of Bands Play In The Woods…,…
Corban Goble | October 26, 2011 - 3:21 pm
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