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The Guide to Getting into The National, Rock Existentialists

Upon the release of the band's eighth studio album, 'I Am Easy to Find,' here's a guide to help you ease into their impressive, expansive discography.
Alex Swhear
5.17.19
Music

Whoa, The National Are Back Already

A new album called 'I Am Easy to Find' and a short film are out May 17. The band also shared a single and a trailer for the Mike Mills-directed visual that stars Alicia Vikander.
Josh Terry
3.5.19
Op-Eds

Big Red Machine Is the Next Logical Step in Justin Vernon's Evolution

The Bon Iver frontman’s collab with Aaron Dessner from the National is the first big release from their new publishing and festival arm PEOPLE.
Ryan Bassil
9.5.18
New music

Hear a New EP from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner

Big Red Machine's four-song debut came out this morning on Vernon and Dessner's new streaming platform, PEOPLE. There's also a Sufjan Stevens-featuring cover of Leonard Cohen's "Memories" in a trove of new material.
Alex Robert Ross
6.6.18
New music

CHVRCHES' New Track "My Enemy" Features The National's Matt Berninger

Hear it here and celebrate, as the three-piece have also announced their third album, 'Love Is Dead,' due for release May 25.
Lauren O'Neill
3.5.18
festivals 2016

Snapshots of Panorama Day 2: Kendrick Lamar, Blood Orange, and The National Sweat it Out

Like seven inches from the midday sun.
VICE Staff
7.24.16
Noisey News

The National, Bon Iver and A Bunch of Special Guests Team Up For New Project

Invisible Bridge have a show booked for September 25 in Paris.
Alex Robert Ross
5.30.16
Holy Shit

The National to Drop Vast Grateful Dead Comp 'Day of the Dead'

The Dessner brothers, in conjunction with HIV organization Red Hot, have spent four years creating this Grateful Dead covers comp alongside some 60-odd awesome artists.
Alex Robert Ross
3.17.16
Premieres

LNZNDRF's Video for "Future You" Is a Jaw-Dropping Look at Earth

Ben Lanz of Beirut, and Scott and Bryan Devendorf from The National release their debut LP this week and this video is the bomb.
Kim Taylor Bennett
2.19.16
thump news

You Can Now Stream Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto's 'The Revenant' Soundtrack

They've created soul-touching sounds as sublime as they are harrowing.
Alexander Iadarola
1.5.16
Holy Shit

Listen to a New Song from EL VY "Silent Ivy Hotel"

You'll never check out from this song.
John Hill
10.29.15
Interviews

Here's What Happened When Matt from The National and Brent from Menomena Became EL VY

The musicians spent years collaborating remotely to create an LP that's both extremely personal and centers around characters based on Minutemen’s D. Boon and Mike Watt.
Mischa Pearlman
10.26.15
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