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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore

The first time Taylor Swift uses the word "fuck" on a record, she does it all wrong. This historic occasion arrives near the end of…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2020 - 4:35 pm


Aaron Dessner On His New Song With Michael Stipe And That Whole Antifa Debacle

Aaron Dessner is always working on a ton of music. Quarantine has been no different. Recently, he's had a couple projects germinating -- one of…
Ryan Leas | June 11, 2020 - 12:23 pm

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Perfume Genius

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Ryan Leas | May 13, 2020 - 9:49 am

More The National stories

Matt Berninger – “One More Second”

It's been nearly a year since Matt Berninger, handsome gentleman and frontman of the National, first started discussing plans for Serpentine Prison, his first-ever solo…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2020 - 8:54 am

The National’s Bryan Devendorf Just Surprise Released His Solo Debut

After the relatively quick one-two of Sleep Well Beast and I Am Easy To Find, it seemed as if the National had closed a specific…
Ryan Leas | August 28, 2020 - 12:03 pm

Aaron Dessner Describes Keeping Taylor Swift Album Secret From His 8-Year-Old Daughter

This morning, Taylor Swift released her new album folklore, an LP that she announced less than 24 hours before it was out in the world.
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2020 - 9:28 am

Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore

Early on Thursday morning, Taylor Swift announced a new album and just like that, it's here. Her follow-up to last year's Lover was recorded over…
James Rettig | July 24, 2020 - 12:01 am

Aaron Dessner Details His Involvement In Taylor Swift’s New Album Out Tonight

Taylor Swift surprised the world this morning with news that she would be releasing folklore, a new album of songs written and recorded during this…
Chris DeVille | July 23, 2020 - 11:11 am

Taylor Swift Announces New Album folklore Out Tonight, Largely Produced By Aaron Dessner

Taylor Swift indie-folk quarantine album, anyone?
Chris DeVille | July 23, 2020 - 8:19 am

Matt Berninger – “Distant Axis”

The National's Matt Berninger started talking up his debut solo album, Serpentine Prison, way back in the fall of last year. A couple months ago,…
James Rettig | July 17, 2020 - 9:20 am

Bartees Strange – “Looking For Astronauts” & “The Geese Of Beverly Road” (The National Covers)

The Washington, DC-based singer and producer Bartees Strange -- an environmental lobbyist when he isn't releasing emo and folk-punk records -- loves the National. For…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2020 - 10:53 am

Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp

I started Stereogum in 2002 with a LiveJournal and a dream (to get free CDs). Seriously though, I started this site to discuss new music…
Scott Lapatine | June 29, 2020 - 8:22 am

The National’s Aaron Dessner Denies Conspiracy-Theorist Claim That He’s Been Paying Protesters To Riot

It's been an absolutely insane weekend. Across the country and even the world, hordes of people have been out in the streets, protesting the murder…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2020 - 9:33 am

The Anniversary

High Violet Turns 10

The National were always beginning. At least, that's how it felt for over half of their career; at least, that was the story that kept…
Ryan Leas | May 8, 2020 - 9:50 am

Watch The National’s Matt Berninger Cover Mercury Rev’s “Holes” On Colbert

The National frontman Matt Berninger seems to be doing pretty well under quarantine, all things considered. He's rocking an impressive mustache. His hair seems to…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2020 - 9:01 am
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