Wednesday, October 1 2014
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
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
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
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 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 National are impressed they get more women in the audience than Radiohead does.
Wednesday, November 17 2010
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
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
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
Here's a short online live EP from the National that leaves you breathlessly wanting more.