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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 | March 8, 2019 - 3:37 pm

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

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

More The National stories

The National – “Light Years”

Last month, the National announced I Am Easy To Find, the follow-up album to 2017’s Sleep Well Beast, and shared its first single and first…
Julia Gray | April 4, 2019 - 7:01 am

The National’s Bryce Dessner Announces Performance With Thom Yorke

The National's Bryce Dessner has just announced a few shows this week in Paris, Lyon, London, and Hamburg as part of the "Minimalist Dream House"
Julia Gray | March 31, 2019 - 2:48 pm

The National’s Bryce Dessner Announces Solo Album El Chan; Hear An Excerpt

The National may have just announced a new album but that won't stop the band's Bryce Dessner from announcing his own solo album. It's true:…
James Rettig | March 11, 2019 - 10:20 am

The National – “You Had Your Soul With You”

The National have announced a new album called I Am Easy To Find, the follow-up to 2017's Sleep Well Beast. Today, they're sharing its first…
James Rettig | March 5, 2019 - 11:12 am

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

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

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
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