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Tyler, the Creator's Fractured Gems and 11 More Albums for Heavy Rotation

This week's essential listening also includes wild raps from Megan Thee Stallion and crushing grindcore.
Noisey Staff
5.17.19
The Noisey Guide to

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
Rank Your Records

Scott Devendorf Ranks the National's Seven Stormy Rock Records

Ahead of their new album 'I Am Easy to Find,' the band's bassist reflects on their moving music, which has shown up on arena stages and in MMA movies.
Dan Ozzi
5.16.19
Interviews

AVAIL’s Tim Barry Talks About the Band’s Reunion (Yes, You Read That Right)

After more than a decade away, one of the most beloved punk bands is getting back together, briefly. Frontman Tim Barry explains their return.
Dan Ozzi
3.26.19
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
2.28.18
Festivals 2018

The Primavera Sound 2018 Lineup Is a Work of Art

Migos, Arctic Monkeys, Björk, Lorde, Tyler, the Creator? Let's gooo.
Lauren O'Neill
1.29.18
music videos

The National Mark a Year of Trump in Power with New "Walk It Back" Video

Directed by Casey Reas, the video aims to highlight the vanity and spectacle of recent politics.
Alex Robert Ross
1.21.18
New music

The National Revisit 'Bob’s Burgers' for Some Thanksgiving Cheer

"Give It to Teddy" is a gently uplifting cover of the end credits music from last week's episode of the FX comedy.
Alex Robert Ross
11.24.17
Expert Witness

Robert Christgau on Matt Berninger's Depressive Tendencies

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews The National's 'Sleep Well Beast,' Deer Tick's 'Vol. 2,' and The Paranoid Style's 'Underworld U.S.A.'
Robert Christgau
11.17.17
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