The National Line Up Father John Misty, Breeders, Julien Baker, & More For Homecoming Festival

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Last month, the National announced that they were throwing a festival called Homecoming at Smale Park in their Cincinnati hometown. And today, they’ve shared the official lineup. The National themselves are headlining both nights, 4/28 and 4/29, with two completely different sets, and they’ll be supported by other Stereogum favorites like Father John Misty, … More »

The New Old Guard: The Return (And State Of) ’00s Indie In 2017

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By the end of 2016, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by what had occurred in the music world. The major releases had arrived furiously, often with little or no warning, dropping out of the sky and immediately redirecting our attention from whichever other acclaimed album had just come out a week or two beforehand. More »

The National Announce Homecoming Festival, Share “Sleep Well Beast” Video

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The National are having a big news day. The first bit of news is that they’re throwing a festival in their Cincinnati hometown. Homecoming, in association with MusicNOW, will see a lineup of over 20 artists curated by the band playing on two stages at Smale Park and other venues throughout the city, and the … More »

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2017: On The National, Fyre Fest, Taylor Swift, Punching Nazis, & More

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It’s that time of year again. The time where, no matter how dire and infuriating and confounding the world is, you can at least try and take solace in the season’s traditions. That’s what those are there for, right? To give you a little sense of order, something to hang onto amidst the frenetic pace … More »

Lorde, Bleachers, The National, Spoon To Play Ally Coalition Talent Show In NYC

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Lorde, Kacey Musgraves, Bleachers, Shamir, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National and Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon have all signed on for The Ally Coalition’s 4th annual Talent Show, to take place 1/24 at New York’s Town Hall. More »

Watch The National Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Memories” In Montreal

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The National contributed to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s recent Leonard Cohen exhibition, and while performing in his Montreal hometown on Thursday, they decided to pay tribute again. The band closed their set with a cover of his Death Of A Ladies’ Man track “Memories,” and you can watch their rendition of the … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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There’s something beautifully perverse about Father John Misty making such a regular prestigey music video for “Leaving LA,” a song that’s 13 minutes long. It’s a beautifully shot video of an amazing song, but who has 13 minutes for that? Who has the patience to keep staring at this particular YouTube video for that … More »

The 11 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2017

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Twitter beefs had a landmark year thanks to the election of a narcissist with a fragile ego as our Commander-in-Chief. But unlike the style of online squabbles we’ve all grown fond of, the ones Trump started could not simply be watched with delight and your favorite popcorn gif (the “Thriller” one is the … More »

Watch The National Play “Day I Die” On Ellen

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Because the world seems to be spinning out of control more and more each week, I personally find myself starting my mornings with the hazy, glitchy head-cold music of the National’s great new album Sleep Well Beast quite a bit these days. And on this particular morning, we have a video of the … More »

The National – “Dark Side Of The Gym” Video

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The National have shared another video from Sleep Well Beast, their subtly spectacular new LP. This one is for “Dark Side Of The Gym,” and it literally takes place in a dark basketball gym during the aftermath of a celebration. It’s actually a brightly colorful video, though, both literally and figuratively. Directed and choreographed … More »