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The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

Music has always been a vast universe to explore, and that sense of the unconquerable infinite has only intensified in an age of on-demand streaming…
Stereogum | June 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

The Week In Pop

Songland Is The Voice For Music Nerds

Here is the genius of Songland: It's every music reality show you've ever seen, but it's also every makeover show you've ever seen. Like the…
Chris DeVille | May 30, 2019 - 3:28 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | May 17, 2019 - 4:51 pm

More The National stories

Watch The National Weave Daniel Johnston’s “Devil Town” Into Their Own “Not In Kansas”

The iconic outsider singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston died Wednesday at age 58. Johnston and his music were so widely beloved during his life that new covers
Chris DeVille | September 12, 2019 - 9:24 am

Lana Del Rey Wants To Work With The National

On Friday, Lana Del Rey released her astonishing new LP Norman Fucking Rockwell, which, depending on who you ask, might be the best album of…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2019 - 9:04 am

The National Announce Concert Film Out This Friday Via Amazon

The National are releasing a concert film this Friday (8/23) that will only be available on Amazon. The National: I Am Easy To Find, Live
James Rettig | August 19, 2019 - 10:22 am

Watch The National Cover Frightened Rabbit’s “My Backwards Walk” With Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry

More than a year ago, Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison died by suicide at the age of 36. Last night, the National, friends and peers…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2019 - 9:02 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Bryce Dessner, & Eighth Blackbird – “Beast For Thee”

Back in 2005, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, the oblique folk-music enigma otherwise known as Will Oldham, teamed up with Chavez frontman Matt Sweeney for the ragged…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2019 - 10:06 am

Watch The National & Mina Tindle Bring “Oblivions” To The Tonight Show

The National's new album is called I Am Easy To Find, and they've been proving it by frequently performing songs from the record on late-night…
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2019 - 9:31 am

Watch The National Make A Quick Return To Colbert With “Rylan”

The National just played Stephen Colbert's Late Show last week, but they were already back at the Ed Sullivan Theater last night to do it…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2019 - 9:20 am

The National – “Rylan”

The National have been working on "Rylan" for a long time. They first performed the song way back in December of 2011 -- it even…
Chris DeVille | May 16, 2019 - 1:17 pm

Watch The National Play “You Had Your Soul With You” On Colbert

This week marks the grand return of the National, the moody kings of indie rock. On Friday, they will release I Am Easy To Find,…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2019 - 9:00 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The National I Am Easy To Find

Two minutes and 10 seconds into "Not In Kansas," the National disappear. It's a key track on their new album, I Am Easy To Find,…
Ryan Leas | May 13, 2019 - 1:25 pm

Watch Mike Mills’ I Am Easy To Find Short Film Featuring Music From The National’s New Album

The National will release their new album I Am Easy To Find at the end of this week. Despite its instantly recognizable sound, for several…
Chris DeVille | May 13, 2019 - 10:01 am

The National – “Hairpin Turns” Video

In a few weeks, the National are putting out a new album, I Am Easy To Find. They've debuted the entire album live at this…
James Rettig | May 1, 2019 - 10:54 am
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