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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

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

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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

Walter Martin – “Quarantine Boogie (Loco)” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

Hamilton Leithauser isn't the only former Walkmen member with new music out these days. Since the breakup of the Walkmen, the great New York indie…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2020 - 9:37 am

The National, Soccer Mommy Launching Campaigns To Support Tour Crew During Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many industries aren't able to function normally -- if at all. At this point, the music landscape of 2020 already…
Ryan Leas | March 24, 2020 - 1:04 pm

Everything Is Cancelled

Last night, the NBA suspended its entire season after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for coronavirus. This seems likely to spell doom…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2020 - 10:42 am

Bartees Strange – “Lemonworld” (The National Cover)

A couple weeks ago, Bartees Strange announced an interesting project: Say Goodbye To Pretty Boy, an EP of reimagined National covers. The idea stemmed from…
Ryan Leas | March 3, 2020 - 10:32 am

The National Cancel Japanese Tour Due To Coronavirus

The National have canceled their tour dates in Japan due to coronavirus. The band were scheduled to play in Tokyo for two nights on 3/17…
James Rettig | March 2, 2020 - 11:04 am

The National – “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS Cover)

Songs For Australia is the new Julia Stone-curated compilation benefitting Australian brushfire relief. The comp features artists including Damien Rice, Joan As Police Woman, Kurt…
Chris DeVille | February 27, 2020 - 11:38 am

The National, Kurt Vile Contribute To Australia Bushfire Benefit Comp

The Australian bushfire crisis has been devastating, leaving the kind of damage that a lot of people will have to step in and help fix.
Ryan Leas | February 17, 2020 - 10:17 am

Bartees Strange – “About Today” (The National Cover)

Bartees Strange has been around. The son of a military dad and an opera-singer mother, he was born in England and did stints in Germany…
Chris DeVille | February 12, 2020 - 11:27 am
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