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Bryce Dessner on Ballet, 'The Revenant,' New National LP

February 8, 2016

Details on the new album by the National have been scarce, but in the meantime, guitarist Bryce Dessner, who now lives in Paris, has been keeping busy composing for high-profile outside projects. Last Tuesday, the New York City Ballet debuted The...


Zach Galifianakis Recreates National Doc

July 22, 2014

The National's Mistaken for Strangers turned out to be less of a traditional rockumentary than a fascinating portrait of two brothers who couldn't be less alike. Now, Zach Galifianakis has his heart set on turning the story of brothers Matt and Tom Berninger...


National Guitarist Merges With Kronos

January 15, 2014

In support of Aheym, the National's Bryce Dessner sat down with members of Kronos Quartet for this video in which they discuss the connection that led to their recent collaborative album, which was released on November 5th. The interview, conducted by...


The National Play on 'The Mindy Project'

October 2, 2013

The National made an appearance on last night's episode of The Mindy Project as the headliners of a made-up music festival that also featured a performance by Casey Pearson (Anders Holm), the pastor-turned-DJ fiancé of Mindy Kaling's character. Where...


The National Build Intensity on 'Conan'

August 15, 2013

After a playing a daylight set before thousands of fans last weekend at Outside Lands in San Francisco, the National took on a more intimate gig last night when they performed on a dimly lit stage on Conan. The band played "This Is the Last Time,"...


The National Play 'Letterman'

May 21, 2013

The National counted down the final hours before the release today of their new album with a performance last night on the Late Show With David Letterman. Singer Matt Berninger hunched over the microphone to deliver the lyrics on "Don't Swallow the Cap,"...


The National Debut New Songs on 'Fallon'

April 26, 2013

The National visited Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and debuted two new songs off their forthcoming album, Trouble Will Find Me. The somber indie-rockers showed off the brooding drive and harmonica accents of "Sea of Love," and also played...


The National's New Soundtrack Song 'Think You Can Wait'

March 31, 2011

The National's new song "Think You Can Wait" was recorded for the soundtrack of the new indie movie Win Win starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan.


The National Find 'Trouble' on 'SNL'

March 9, 2014

The soundtrack to Lena Dunham's Girls is noted for its savvy music choices, so it seems fitting that Dunham's debut as host on Saturday Night Live should be accompanied by Brooklyn indie stalwarts the National, making their own first appearance on the...


Gregg Allman Carols on 'Colbert'

December 17, 2013

The Colbert Report kicked off what they're calling "Christmas Carol Week" last night with Gregg Allman and the National's Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner singing "Silver Bells" with host. Stephen Colbert. If it sounds extremely random,...


The National Let Loose in 'Graceless'

August 27, 2013

Known for their somber demeanor, the National let loose in their new video for "Graceless," shooting potato guns, riding bicycles into pools and shotgunning a beer or four. "[It] involved a great deal of binge drinking beer," singer Matt Berninger told...


Bonnaroo 2013 Festival Webcast

June 15, 2013

Not everyone can make it down to Manchester, Tennessee for Bonnaroo's massive line-up this weekend, but folks stuck at home can take in some of the action through the festival broadcast on Ustream. Performances on Saturday and Sunday include sets by...


The National, 'Sea of Love'

May 8, 2013

The National surprised fans today by debuting a video for their new track "Sea of Love" during their Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. In the clip, the musicians break out of their usual grave seriousness and rock out with intensity in a tiny room....


The National's 'Mistaken for Strangers'

April 15, 2013

With the National's tour documentary Mistaken for Strangers set to open the Tribeca Film Festival this week on April 17th, the band has released a trailer for the movie shot by singer Matt Berninger's metalhead younger brother,...