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2017 In Review

The New Old Guard: The Return (And State Of) ’00s Indie In 2017

By the end of 2016, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by what had occurred in the music world. The major releases had arrived furiously,…
Ryan Leas | December 20, 2017 - 9:40 am

2017 In Review

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2017: On The National, Fyre Fest, Taylor Swift, Punching Nazis, & More

It's that time of year again. The time where, no matter how dire and infuriating and confounding the world is, you can at least try…
Ryan Leas | December 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm

2017 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2017

If you've been reading Stereogum for long enough, you may have noticed something about your Stereogum staffers: We don't agree on shit. We argue constantly,…
Stereogum | December 11, 2017 - 11:49 am

More The National stories

The National Announce 2-Day Forest Hills Fest With Jason Isbell, Cat Power, U.S. Girls, & More

The National have announced a new two-day event at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. They're calling it "There's No Leaving New York," and it'll…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 9, 2018 - 3:01 pm

The National Releasing Boxer (Live In Brussels) For Record Store Day

While touring Europe last fall in support of Sleep Well Beast, the National surprised their audience in Brussels by performing their 2007 album Boxer in…
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2018 - 1:41 pm

The National’s Matt Berninger Gives An Update On His TV Show

Over the years, the National have been no strangers to extracurricular activities outside the band. There have been side projects, Aaron Dessner's work as a…
Ryan Leas | February 21, 2018 - 12:15 pm

The National Performing Boxer In Full At Homecoming Festival

The National are holding their inaugural Homecoming festival in Cincinnati this spring in conjunction with MusicNOW, guitarist Bryce Dessner's long-running avant-garde and classical music fest.
Chris DeVille | February 14, 2018 - 10:33 am

The National Working On Cyrano de Bergerac Musical Adaptation

The National are working on a musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, according to Playbill. The play will be adapted by…
James Rettig | February 9, 2018 - 4:06 pm

The National – “Walk It Back” Video

Today is the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, and the National are ... well, "celebrating" is definitely the wrong word, but they've decided to…
Peter Helman | January 20, 2018 - 7:01 pm

The National Line Up Father John Misty, Breeders, Julien Baker, & More For Homecoming Festival

Last month, the National announced that they were throwing a festival called Homecoming at Smale Park in their Cincinnati hometown. And today, they've shared the…
Peter Helman | January 8, 2018 - 10:04 am

The National Announce Homecoming Festival, Share “Sleep Well Beast” Video

The National are having a big news day. The first bit of news is that they're throwing a festival in their Cincinnati hometown. Homecoming, in…
Peter Helman | December 14, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Lorde, Bleachers, The National, Spoon To Play Ally Coalition Talent Show In NYC

Lorde, Kacey Musgraves, Bleachers, Shamir, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National and Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon have all signed on…
Melinda Newman / Billboard | December 11, 2017 - 1:40 pm

Watch The National Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Memories” In Montreal

The National contributed to the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal's recent Leonard Cohen exhibition, and while performing in his Montreal hometown on Thursday, they decided…
Peter Helman | December 10, 2017 - 1:36 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There's something beautifully perverse about Father John Misty making such a regular prestigey music video for "Leaving LA," a song that's 13 minutes long. It's…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2017 - 4:18 pm

2017 In Review

The 11 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2017

Twitter beefs had a landmark year thanks to the election of a narcissist with a fragile ego as our Commander-in-Chief. But unlike the style of…
Pranav Trewn | December 8, 2017 - 11:00 am
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