The National

Featured The National stories

The Anniversary

Dark Was The Night Turns 10

Indie had a big year in 2009. As the first decade of the century drew to a close, there was a slew of major releases…
Ryan Leas | February 15, 2019 - 10:55 am

Interview

We’ve Got A File On You: Sharon Van Etten

We've Got A File On You is a new reboot of an old-school Stereogum franchise. Once called Annotated Media Guide, these are interviews in which
Ryan Leas | January 14, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Sounding Board

Pearl Jam, NIN, Arctic Monkeys Make NOS Alive 2018 A Thrilling, Rock-Dominated Festival

Over the last 11 years under a few different iterations, Lisbon's NOS Alive has sneakily become one of Europe's more appealing festivals. It isn't hard…
Ryan Leas | July 15, 2018 - 12:28 pm

More The National stories

Here’s The Frasier Theme In The Style Of The National

"Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin'/ Tossed salads and scrambled eggs/ And maybe I seem a bit confused/ Yeah maybe, but I got you…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2019 - 9:50 am

Eaux Claires Festival Skipping Next Year, Say They’ll Return In 2020

Eaux Claires -- the Wisconsin music festival put together by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner -- has announced that they won't…
James Rettig | December 11, 2018 - 11:50 am

Watch Julien Baker, Matt Berninger, & Steph Altman Perform New Song “All I Want”

A Julien Baker show is a powerful, almost religious experience, and a big part of the reason is that she's the only person onstage for…
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2018 - 8:57 am

Hear The National Cover Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving Song “Save The Bird”

Last year, the National released their seventh album, the stunning and haunting Sleep Well Beast. A sonically adventurous album that grappled with marital strife and…
Ryan Leas | November 22, 2018 - 12:01 pm

Bono, Pharrell, The National, Michael Stipe, & More Pay Tribute To A Dead Cat On New Album

Sophie Calle is a 64-year-old French conceptual artist who, while being interviewed for a T Magazine profile last year, appeared to be pregnant. It turned…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2018 - 5:26 pm

Watch The National Soundtrack A Dance Performance On Fallon

Post Malone was a guest on The Tonight Show last night. He talked about his tattoos, his friendship with Justin Bieber, and his habit of…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2018 - 8:50 am

Watch The National Play New Songs “Quiet Light” & “So Far, So Fast”

Big week for Croatia! Not only is their men's national soccer team playing England in a World Cup semifinal today (2PM ET on Fox), their…
Chris DeVille | July 11, 2018 - 12:16 pm

Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine Now On Spotify & Apple Music

Last month, the PEOPLE collective launched a new website as a repository for unreleased music from the likes of Justin Vernon, the Dessner brothers, and…
James Rettig | July 6, 2018 - 9:59 am

Bryce Dessner, Sō Percussion, Justin Vernon, & S. Carey – “Music For Wood & Strings (Translucent Remake)”

Three years ago, Bryce Dessner, the multi-instrumentalist from the National who's always working on avant-garde side projects, composed a whole album called Music For Wood
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2018 - 9:19 am

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon And The National’s Bryce Dessner To Release Collaborative Album This Summer

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National co-founder and composer Bryce Dessner are preparing to release a record together under the moniker Big Red Machine.
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | June 21, 2018 - 2:38 pm

Watch Father John Misty, Beck, & The National’s Full Sets At Denmark’s NorthSide Festival

This weekend, just as the annual Northside festival was going down in Brooklyn, New York, the similarly named NorthSide festival was taking place thousands of…
Peter Helman | June 10, 2018 - 11:21 am

Justin Vernon & The Dessner Brothers Explain Their New “Publishing Platform” PEOPLE

Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon and the National's twin brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner are among the founders of a new collectivist music platform called…
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2018 - 1:15 pm
1 2 3 4 ...