The National have tapped their inner child for the video to their latest single, Graceless. The video adds to the heap of evidence supporting that no matter what you do, if you do it in black and white, it looks classy. Suiting up in some fine apparel, the band members seem to be ticking off
The National have announced that they will be embarking on a nation-wide tour in 2014, starting in Adelaide and finishing up in Perth. Taking place over February, the Brooklyn-based band will be touring their sixth studio album, Trouble Will Find Me. The band was here just last month for a special one-off headlining performance at
Trouble Will Find Me, the sixth studio album from American indie rockers The National, is beautifully complex and one of the New York band’s most meticulously constructed albums to date. Since Boxer (2007), The National’s sound has felt concrete but static; here they manage to evolve, creating a masterpiece that embodies emotive precision and harmony.
The National are offering a stream of their new album Trouble Will Find Me in all its glory. The American alt rockers have already given fans a taste of new songs from their sixth studio album by way of lead singles Demons and Don’t Swallow The Cap, as well as live debuts Sea Of Love
The North American debut of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is upon us, and the inaugural Detroit iteration looks to be kicking things off with a bang, securing some of the hottest indie talent on the planet for their first roster. Joining indie heavyweights Sigur Ros and The National are Aussie favourites Chet Faker and Flume,
Fans of The National in attendance at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday got the complete service from the band. For their return performance on the show, The National picked two tracks from their forthcoming album Trouble Will Find Me, one of which had previously never been seen before. The band opened with Sea
The National have announced plans that will put their die-hard fans to the ultimate test. Will they be able to survive a 6-hour long rendition of their mega-hit Sorrow? In writing, the idea might seem tedious but when coupled with the endless vision of artist Ragnar Kjartansson for a installation/performance art piece at New York’s
With just their first line-up announcement, organisers behind the Danish festival Roskilde have already established that 2013 is going to be a massive year. From Rihanna to Suicidal Tendencies, Kraftwerk to Slipknot the week-long festival has once again lived up to its rep of pushing through musical boundaries. It’s hard to pick just when the
**Warning: No Spoiler Alerts, Chill*** If the choice of outro music from last nights Game Of Thrones caught you off guard, you’re not alone. The show’s creators departed from their usual atmospheric soundscapes to pump The Bear & The Maiden Fair, the latest track from The Hold Steady, which features the vocal talents of the
The National will be playing at Splendour In The Grass 2013. According to triple j, frontman Matt Berninger confirmed to triple j magazine journo Samantha Clode that the band are heading to Byron come July. The American indie rockers have long been rumoured as a Splendour act, with their sixth studio album Trouble Will Find
The National must be fairly pleased with the response from fans regarding the release of Demons earlier this week. The maiden single from forthcoming album Trouble Will Find Me has been followed up just a few days later with single number 2, Don’t Swallow The Cap. The darker tones of Demons have been countered by
The National’s upcoming album, Trouble Will Find Me, is coming together with the help of some very impressive guests including Sufjan Stevens, Richard Reed Parry from Arcade Fire, St Vincent and Sharon Van Etten. Gothamist managed to coax the list of collaborators, which also includes Doveman and Dark Dark Dark member Nona Marie Invie, out
The National had already announced plans to follow up 2010’s High Violet but today we get the comforting news of a name, a track list and an official release date. The National will celebrate the birth of their newest baby, Trouble Will Find Me, on Tuesday, 21st May. The album will bring the band up
Indie Rockers The National have debuted a brand new track at their installation of the 2012 All Tomorrows Parties festival. The festival, curated by the Cincinnati outfit, also featured the likes of Youth Lagoon, Wild Beasts and Deerhood, which would have made for one killer day. The new track, Lola, sees The National return to
Consequence of Sound has been good enough to share some pretty cool fan-filmed footage that popped up recently. Have you ever wondered what The National frontman Matt Berninger does in his spare time? Well, it’s a lot like what he does for a living.
The National have contributed a song to the Game of Thrones season two soundtrack, and not surprisingly it’s managed to make its way online. The song they’re contributing isn’t one of their own though, and is actually a song written by George R. R. Martin, the creator of Game of Thrones, titled The Rains of
New York indie rock band The National have debuted two unreleased songs for Canadian radio station “Q” today. The band were in Toronto’s Gould Studio, where they performed the new songs live. There is no word on whether the band plan to release them on a forthcoming release, but we may get studio of the
Brooklyn based band, The National will tour nationally (ha) with sideshows in Perth and Adelaide announced to coincide with their return to Australia for Harvest Festival later this year. Back on Australian ground after a hugely successful tour here last year, the dapper Matt Berninger and his band will visit Perth and Adelaide even though
Vibrato-voiced folk superstar Zach Condon and his Beirut vehicle are plotting the release of a new record, in the midst of which Condon is keeping very busy juggling a number of other interesting projects.
The reissuing of bits and pieces from Brooklyn indie gents The National‘s back catalogue continues with the news that their 2004 EP Cherry Tree will come out on June 28. Consequence of Sound reports on the impending release, which comes after the 2010 re-release of the band’s first two albums, their 2001 eponymous debut and