Articles tagged the national

Heaven Don’t Call Me Home: An Interview With the Lone Bellow

Rewriting the rules of Americana, the Lone Bellow are ready for their mainstream moment, working with Aaron Dessner of the National and releasing one of 2015's most anticipated albums.

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Lit Up: The National’s ‘Alligator’ and the Hope of Indie Rock

The National's seminal 2005 album Alligator shows the band, like America, to be lit up by white lights even as it is surrounded by darkness.

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Bryce Dessner / Jonny Greenwood: St. Carolyn by the Sea / There Will Be Blood

St. Carolyn by the Sea / There Will Be Blood is a breathtaking classic for the future. Pop/classical crossovers will never be the same.

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Beach Fossils - “Crashed Out” (video)

The National and Beach Fossils both released new records in early 2013, each effort playing like the inverse of the other.

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A Festival, a Parade: The National’s Best Lyrics

To celebrate the National's new record, Trouble Will Find Me, we count down frontman Matt Berninger's best lyrics.

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The National: Trouble Will Find Me

The National keeps on growing older gracefully with the impeccably executed Trouble Will Find Me, but it might just be that the venerable group has reached the point of no-longer-increasing returns.

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The New Yorker Festival: A Conversation with “Dad Rock” Band The National

The National are impressed they get more women in the audience than Radiohead does.

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ACL Music Festival Day 3: 10 October 2010 - Austin, TX

As I walk slowly down the street, back towards the heart of South Austin that I now call my home, I realize there is no other place I would rather be than ACL and I look forward to next year.

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The National: 26 September 2010 - Chicago

Many high-profile acts have failed to fill the Riviera Theatre during recent summer shows, however The National, New York's indie quintet, had no problem in doing so recently.

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The National + Vampire Weekend: 13 July 2010 - Lyon, France

While it’s odd to see such a 50/50 split in the attentions of an audience, it’s clear that both bands have something worthwhile to offer.

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The National: iTunes Festival London 2010

Here's a short online live EP from the National that leaves you breathlessly wanting more.

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24 Jun 2010 // 6:00 AM

The National: 6 June 2010 - Washington DC

The National electrified a packed DAR Constitution Hall last week, as they continue on their epic international tour.

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“Out of the Conflict Comes Great Art”: An Interview with Bryan Devendorf of the National

Bryan Devendorf, drummer for the National, discusses High Violet, questionable lyrics, and how to rob Interpol.

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First Impressions: LCD Soundsystem, the Hold Steady, the New Pornographers and the National

A "gut reaction" to four upcoming big releases.

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The National - High Violet (new album / MP3 / stream)

The National High Violet (4AD) Releasing: 11 May If you’ve been counting the days since 2007’s Boxer and can’t stand the suspense over its

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21 Apr 2010 // 9:00 PM

Big Ears Festival: 26-28 March 2010 - Knoxville, TN

For Knoxville music and arts fans, it was time to show the rest of the world that we’ve got a pretty hip little town on our hands, and the Big Ears Festival is a perfect mission statement.

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26 May 2009 // 4:31 AM

The National played a new song from their upcoming album on Canada’s Q TV.

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7 May 2009 // 10:00 AM

The National dropped by Jimmy Fallon’s show last night to play “So Far Around the Bend” from Dark Was the Night.

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The National: A Skin, A Night & The Virginia EP

This DVD/EP combo explores the band's process in recording their brilliant Boxer. The film is a bit overdone, but the EP nicely shows the parts that make up the National's sound.

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The National: A Skin, A Night [DVD]

Moon makes use of cityscapes, landscapes, and still images to paint a unique picture of a band at work.

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