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Taylor Swift’s Evermore Is an Undeniable Folk-Pop Masterpiece

Somehow.  Somehow, as the most psychologically daunting year of our lives refuses to loosen its grip, Taylor Swift continues to create with abandon,…
Bobby Olivier / December 11, 2020

Matt Berninger Performs ‘Serpentine Prison’ Songs on CBS This Morning: Watch

The National's Matt Berninger released his debut solo album Serpentine Prison yesterday and celebrated by performing three of its tracks on CBS This Morning's "Saturday Sessions."
Katrina Nattress / October 17, 2020

Matt Berninger on Writing ‘Weirdly Optimistically’ About His Fears

Talking with Matt Berninger is a lot like listening to his idiosyncratic lyrics: he starts off on one topic, then veers off into unexpected but…
Katherine Yeske Taylor / October 8, 2020

Matt Berninger Debuts ‘One More Second’ Video During Livestream

In advance of his upcoming debut solo effort, Serptine Prison, due Oct. 16, The National singer Matt Berninger will debut the video for "One More…
Katherine Turman / September 23, 2020

The National’s Matt Berninger Shares Latest Solo Song ‘One More Second’

Matt Berninger has released "One More Second," the latest single from his upcoming debut solo album Serpentine Prison. The acoustic guitar-driven ballad is the conversation…
Emily Tan / September 10, 2020

Matt Berninger Rolls Around in New Solo Video for ‘Distant Axis’

With the COVID-19 pandemic stopping concerts, festivals and any other public gathering, musicians have had to get creative with how they make new videos.
Emily Tan / July 17, 2020

The National’s Matt Berninger and Steph Altman Cover Mercury Rev’s ‘Holes’

The National's Matt Berninger and his friend and film composer Stephan Altman performed "Holes" by Mercury Rev on A Late Show with Stephen Colbert last…
Emily Tan / April 16, 2020

The Walkmen Co-Founder Walter Martin Releases ‘Quarantine Boogie (Loco)’ With Matt Berninger

Hamilton Leithauser isn't the former member of The Walkmen staying busy. On Wednesday morning, Walter Martin shared a new song that he recorded in isolation.
SPIN Staff / April 15, 2020

Matt Berninger Covers Mercury Rev’s ‘Holes’ for Upcoming Planned Parenthood Single

Matt Berninger of The National has released a cover of Mercury Rev's 1998 song "Holes," which is the second cover song that's come out this week…
Daniel Kohn / February 28, 2020

Lana Del Rey Wants to Work With The National

On Friday, Lana Del Rey released her astonishing new LP Norman Fucking Rockwell, which, depending on who you ask, might be the best album of…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / September 3, 2019

Watch The National Perform “Rylan” On Colbert

Since The National first performed "Rylan" way back in 2011, the song has become a fan-favorite—something you'd only hear at a live show, since the track…
Will Gottsegen / May 24, 2019

Watch The National Perform “You Had Your Soul With You” on Colbert

After a lengthy rollout, The National's new album I Am Easy To Find is almost upon us. Ahead of the official release on Friday, Matt Berninger…
Will Gottsegen / May 15, 2019

The National Settle Into a Cautious Optimism on “You Had Your Soul With You”

The National weren’t always like this. Somewhere in the long comedown from High Violet, the brazen candor that had defined the band’s early albums was…
Will Gottsegen / March 5, 2019

The National Announce New Album and Film I Am Easy to Find, Release “You Had Your Soul With You”

The National have announced a new album, I Am Easy To Find, out May 17 via 4AD. It's the band's eighth full-length studio album and first…
Will Gottsegen / March 5, 2019

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of the National Launch PEOPLE Platform

Aaron Dessner of the National and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver have started their own streaming platform called PEOPLE, an offshoot of Dessner and Vernon's PEOPLE festival. The…
Joshua Copperman / June 6, 2018
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