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Vampire Weekend and Neutral Milk Hotel Perform Live in Other Music Documentary Trailer

Vampire Weekend, Neutral Milk Hotel are among the musicians who appear in the new trailer for Other Music, a documentary on the New York City record…
Daniel Kohn / March 3, 2020

The National Share Cover of INXS’ ‘Never Tear Us Apart’

Last week, it was announced that Songs of Australia, a compilation album featuring covers of Australian artists to benefit victims of the Australian wildfires would be…
SPIN Staff / February 27, 2020

Grammys 2018: The National Win Best Alternative Music Album

The National took home the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy, beating out Arcade Fire, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, and Father John Misty. Sleep Well Beast, the…
Maggie Serota / January 28, 2018

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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 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

The National’s Aaron Dessner on Finding ‘Magic’ Chemistry With Taylor Swift

The National's Aaron Dessner, who co-wrote and/or produced 11 of 16 tracks on Taylor Swift's folklore, detailed the "magic" collaborative chemistry that helped spark her…
Ryan Reed / July 24, 2020

folklore Is Taylor Swift’s Smoldering Pop Rebellion — Finally

The great fascination enveloping folklore, Taylor Swift’s mossy, surprise eighth LP, lies not within the album’s steadfast execution but the attempt itself — that during…
Bobby Olivier / July 24, 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 Guitarist Aaron Dessner Responds to Being Bizarrely Accused of Organizing Riots

As the protests have carried on throughout the weekend following the murder of George Floyd, one of the strangest developments has to do with the…
Daniel Kohn / May 31, 2020

Gorillaz, Charli XCX, The Strokes, Bad Bunny and More to Play Primavera Sound 2021

Primavera Sound, which was set to celebrate its 20th anniversary next week was pushed to August, due to the global pandemic. But it looks like…
Emily Tan / May 27, 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 National to Share Classic Shows and Footage as Fundraiser for Touring Crew

Last Monday, The National aired footage from their 2010 show in Brooklyn as part of the rollout for the 10th-anniversary announcement of their High Violet reissue. Now,…
Daniel Kohn / April 6, 2020

The National to Release High Violet 10th Anniversary Edition With Bonus Tracks

The National are reissuing High Violet to mark the 10th anniversary of the release. The 3 LP set will include tracks never before available on vinyl,…
SPIN Staff / March 30, 2020

Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]

The coronavirus scare is starting to impact everyday life, and that now includes the music industry. Since the outbreak, a number of artists have canceled…
SPIN Staff / March 5, 2020

The National Cancel Japan Tour Dates Due to Coronavirus

The National have become the latest band to cancel concerts in Asia due to coronavirus concerns. "Much to our disappointment, in the interest…
Emily Tan / March 2, 2020
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