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Wednesday, October 1 2014

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.


Tuesday, March 4 2014

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.


Thursday, August 15 2013

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.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

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.


Monday, May 20 2013

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.


Friday, October 14 2011

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.


Wednesday, November 17 2010

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.


Thursday, October 14 2010

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.


Friday, August 6 2010

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.


Thursday, July 29 2010

The National: iTunes Festival London 2010

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


The National: 6 June 2010 - Washington DC (Notes from the Road) [24.Jun.10]
The National (Reviews) [15.Jun.07]
The National: Boxer (Reviews) [20.May.07]
The National: Alligator (Reviews) [24.Apr.05]
The National: Alligator (Reviews) [12.Apr.05]
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