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A live performance from The National at the Paléo Festival in Switzerland can be found here.

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Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:54 AM
The National's "Mistaken for Strangers" has received the Funny or Die treatment.

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Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 03:24 PM
The National will begin recording their 7th full-length record in October.
He continued: "We're talking about getting together, which won't be until about October, taking a little break and then getting together to try and write together in a room - which we've never done. We always work on little things and email back and forth. We have no idea whether it's going to work or not, but that's as far as we've got with the new record: trying to work out a plan and a different approach.

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Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 07:02 PM
Arcade Fire is the latest act to be announced as part of the British Summer Time shows in London's Hyde Park. The band will be supported by Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts, Future Islands and Band Of Skulls. Other shows in this series include Black Sabbath with Soundgarden, Motörhead and Faith No More, The Libertines with The Pogues, Spiritualized, Graham Coxon and Neil Young with The National, Tom Odell and Lucy Rose. more details can be found here.
Kyle Huntington on 05/16/14 - 06:39 AM
Riot Fest will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Toronto (Sept. 6-7), Chicago (Sept. 12-14), and Denver (Sept. 19-21). The lineup has been announced and bands include The Cure, Weezer, Rise Against, The National, and more. Check out the full lineups so far for each date in the replies (with more announcements to come) and buy tickets here.
Ryan Gardner on 05/13/14 - 06:00 PM
Due to the current political climate of Russia and Ukraine, The National will be canceling their upcoming shows in Kiev, St. Petersburg, and Moscow.
Due to the ongoing political crisis in the region, we are sad to report that we have decided to cancel our shows in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev this summer. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase. We remain hopeful of coming to play for you in the future and we sincerely hope this current instability resolves in a positive, democratic and peaceful way. Take care of yourselves and we hope to see you soon.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 06:47 AM
Although the May event is a month away, the Boston Calling Music Festival has announced the lineup for its September 5-7 show. The line-up includes The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, The 1975 and more. The full roster is in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/23/14 - 05:35 AM
The National's Matt Berninger was a guest on The Pete Holmes Show recently -- check the replies to see them write a song about a Yeti.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:48 AM
Check the replies to hear a new song from The Walkmen's Walter Martin that features Matt Berninger from The National. The song is called '"We Like the Zoo ('Cause We're Animals Too) and comes from his upcoming solo album, We're All Young Together.
Jason Tate on 04/08/14 - 10:46 AM
Check the replies to hear The National's Matt Berninger and the Civil Wars' Joy Williams duet on "Hush." This is the theme song for AMC's Revolutionary War drama Turn -- which debuts on April 6th.
Jason Tate on 04/04/14 - 11:20 AM
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah new song "Coming Down" featuring Matt Berninger can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/01/14 - 08:25 AM
Watch The National perform "This Is the Last Time" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon here.

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Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 11:28 AM
The National will be the musical guest when Lena Dunham hosts the March 8th episode of Saturday Night Live. This gives me two correct predictions on my SNL Wish List.
Drew Beringer on 02/25/14 - 01:53 PM
The National's video for "I Need My Girl" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/14/14 - 10:11 AM
The National are currently holding a Valentine's Day contest encouraging fans to submit their covers of "I Need My Girl" from last year's Trouble Will Find Me. One of the submissions is from none other than The Republic of Wolves, so hit the replies to check that out.
Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 05:38 PM
Listen to a new The Bird And The Bee song featuring The National's Matt Berninger on Stereogum. The track will be on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie Endless Love.
Ryan Gardner on 01/29/14 - 09:53 AM
The National were a guest on Bret Easton Ellis' recent podcast.
Jason Tate on 01/28/14 - 10:19 AM
The National's performance of "Don't Swallow the Cap" playing on "CBS This Morning" can be found here.
Jason Tate on 01/25/14 - 03:34 PM
The National has announced some tour dates. Check the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/21/14 - 09:42 AM
In addition to their work with their respective rock bands, Bryce Dessner (The National) and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) both have careers as classical composers as well. On March 5th the two will release a split LP featuring their own classical compositions. Dessner's composition is called "St. Carolyn by the Sea" and Greenwood's is a suite from his soundtrack to There Will Be Blood. Check out the track listing, album art, and a trailer in the replies.
Chris Collum on 01/17/14 - 10:40 AM
Matt Berninger (The National) was a recent guest on the Pete Holmes' podcast.
Jason Tate on 01/08/14 - 10:49 AM
Head over to Entertainment Weekly to see The National sing a song about gravy boats from the TV show "Bob's Burgers."
Jason Tate on 11/27/13 - 01:22 PM
You can listen to a new The National song titled "Lean" in the replies. It's off the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack, which hits stores on November 19th.
Drew Beringer on 11/06/13 - 07:02 PM
In the replies, you can watch Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) join The National on stage to perform "Terrible Love" and "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks" at an after-show performance on Saturday at Stubb's in Austin, TX.
Drew Beringer on 10/10/13 - 12:29 PM
You can check out The National's appearance in last night's episode of The Mindy Project in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 10/02/13 - 06:03 AM
The National will be appearing in and playing themselves (including an acoustic performance of "This Is The Last Time") in the upcoming October 1st episode of The Mindy Project. You can watch a behind the scenes video in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 09/27/13 - 02:52 PM
Matt Berninger of The National was on a recent edition of the Nerdist podcast.

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Jason Tate on 08/28/13 - 10:38 AM
You can watch The National's new video for "Graceless" in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 08/27/13 - 04:39 PM
Last night, The National stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform "Graceless" and "This Is The Last Time" off its recent release, Trouble Will Find Me. You can check out the videos in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 08/13/13 - 04:46 PM
We're introducing yet another new editorial feature on the site today and it's one we're all really excited about. Presenting the AP.net Roundtable - an article revolving around a much-anticipated album and the discussion it inspires amongst a handful of staff members. The first roundtable article features Ryan Dennehy, Jake Jenkins, Jason Tate, Craig Manning, Kelly Doherty, Kyle Huntington, and myself discussing The National's latest release, Trouble Will Find Me. Throughout the discussion we touched on favorite songs, themes, and lyrics while also trying to predict what the future holds for the band. It's a very interesting read and something we're going to try to do one or two...
Drew Beringer on 07/19/13 - 05:43 AM
You can stream The National's cover of Perfume Genius' "Learning" here. It is a bonus track from the Japanese deluxe vinyl package of Trouble Will Find Me.

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Drew Beringer on 05/30/13 - 04:29 PM
It was a big first week for Daft Punk, as the duo claimed its first number one debut on the Billboard 200, moving 339k units of their new album, Random Access Memories. The National popped at number three, moving 75k copies of its new album, Trouble Will Find Me.
Drew Beringer on 05/30/13 - 04:24 PM
Last night The National were on The Colbert Report. You can watch Colbert's interview with vocalist Matt Berninger here. The band also performed "Graceless" and "Sea Of Love," which you can watch here and here respectively.
Drew Beringer on 05/23/13 - 12:57 PM
In the replies you can watch The National's Late Show with David Letterman performance of "Don't Swallow The Cap." The song is off the band's new album, Trouble Will Find Me, which is in stores today.
Drew Beringer on 05/20/13 - 10:24 PM
You can stream The National's stellar new album, Trouble Will Find Me, one weeks early over at iTunes (click "View in iTunes"). The record is available on May 21st.
Drew Beringer on 05/13/13 - 03:15 PM
In the replies you can watch the first music video The National have released from their upcoming album, for the song "Sea of Love" that they debuted on Fallon last month. Trouble Will Find Me is out May 21st via 4AD.
Chris Collum on 05/08/13 - 09:09 AM
Frightened Rabbit has announced plans to join The National on the road later this summer. Dates for that in the replies. Also, you can check out the band's entire “The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon” SXSW showcase set in the replies as well.
Jason Tate on 05/06/13 - 10:23 AM
The National will be conducting a Reddit AMA on Wednesday, May 8, at 11:00 AM. The band has also added some more shows to its summer tour, which you can view in the replies. Tickets for these shows go on sale May 8th at 10 AM local time.
Drew Beringer on 05/06/13 - 08:00 AM
The National just killed it on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," debuting an aggressive new song called "Sea of Love." Check out their performance of that song here, and a web-exclusive performance of "I Need My Girl" here. Trouble Will Find Me comes out May 21st via 4AD.
Chris Collum on 04/25/13 - 10:44 PM
The National will be performing on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" tomorrow evening.
Chris Collum on 04/24/13 - 09:50 AM
In the replies you can watch the trailer for the upcoming The National documentary, Mistaken for Strangers. It was directed by Tom Berninger, brother of vocalist Matt, and it's a behind-the-scenes look at the band's High Violet tour.
Drew Beringer on 04/15/13 - 09:18 AM
You can stream another new The National song, titled "Don't Swallow the Cap," in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming album, Trouble Will Find Me, which will be in stores May 21st.
Drew Beringer on 04/11/13 - 08:54 AM
You can stream The National's new song, "Demons," in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming new album, Trouble Will Find Me, which hits retailers on May 21st. The iTunes pre-order starts tonight at midnight and the deluxe vinyl pre-order will be available soon.
Drew Beringer on 04/08/13 - 03:23 AM
Hit the replies to hear the Alessi's Ark cover of "Afraid Of Everyone" by The National. The song is taken from her forthcoming album The Still Life and was produced by Nic Nell (Young Colossus, Casually Here).
Kyle Huntington on 04/05/13 - 10:39 AM
Apparently, The National's upcoming new record, Trouble Will Finds Me, will include appearances from Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Annie Clark (St. Vincent), and Sharon Van Etten.
Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 02:26 PM
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