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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
3.27.19
Noisey News

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
3.6.19
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
6.7.18
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 on 25 May.
Lauren O'Neill
3.1.18
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
1.22.18
Noisey News

The People Should Know That Bruce Springsteen Loves Kanye West

The Boss also weighed the state of the world and a potential gubernatorial run ("Pssht, nooo") in a new interview with Variety.
Colin Joyce
10.5.17
Noisey News

All These Videos of Musicians Covering Tom Petty Will Make You Cry

Musicians from The National to Dave Matthews have covered his music since his death on Monday, proving his widespread influence.
Noisey Staff
10.5.17
Deep Ass Questions

It’s Dumb That ‘Jools Holland’ Is the UK’s Only Decent Music TV Show

For a tiny island, we have a pretty big talent pool. So what gives?
Lauren O'Neill
10.4.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch The National’s Full Sounds from a Safe Harbour Performance

They headlined the Cork Opera House one night after Bon Iver and we get to watch the set in its entirity.
Alex Robert Ross
9.18.17
PROFILES

Long Live The National

With the release of the band's seventh album 'Sleep Well Beast,' the indie rock stalwarts look to make their legacy a lasting one.
Allie Volpe
9.13.17
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