Tag Archives: The National

Watch: The National Perform ‘Graceless’ & ‘I Need My Girl’ on ‘SNL’

Last night The National played “Graceless” and “I Need My Girl” on “Saturday Night Live.”

Check it out.


“I Need My Girl”:

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Watch the National’s New Video for ‘I Need My GIrl’

The National’s “I Need My GIrl” is off their most recent album, Trouble Will Find Me. Sophia Peer is the director.

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Video: Stream The National’s Full Set at the Sydney Opera House – Feb. 8, 2014

Today The National’s performance at the Sydney Opera House was streamed live and you can watch the whole thing.


Don’t Swallow The Cap
I Should Live In Salt
Mistaken For Strangers
Bloodbuzz Ohio
Sea Of Love
Hard To Find
Afraid Of Everyone
Conversation 16″
Squalor Victoria
I Need My Girl
This Is The Last Time
Slow Show
Apartment Story
Pink Rabbits
About Today
Fake Empire
Learning (Perfume Genius cover)
Mr. November
Terrible Love
Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks (acoustic)

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Watch: The National Do ‘Don’t Swallow the Cap’ on ‘CBS This Morning’

Photo via The National’s Facebook page.

This morning (January 25, 2014) The National performed “Don’t Swallow the Cap” on “CBS This Morning”.

Check it out:

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Best Of 2013 Dept.: Village Voice Publishes 41st Critic’s Poll — Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk Top List

The Village Voice has published their 41st annual music critic poll (Pazz & Jop 2013). Below are the first 30 albums on the list.

For the rest plus essays on the year in music, head here.

1 Kanye West, Yeezus

2 Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
3 Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

4 Beyoncé, Beyoncé
5 Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
6 My Bloody Valentine, m b v

7 Haim, Days Are Gone

8 Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
9 Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze

10 Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
11 Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You

12 Savages, Silence Yourself

13 Disclosure, Settle
14 Arcade Fire, Reflektor
15 David Bowie, The Next Day
16 Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time

17 Jason Isbell, Southeastern
18 Drake, Nothing Was the Same
19 Deafheaven, Sunbather
20 The National, Trouble Will Find Me

21 Queens of the Stone Age, …Like Clockwork
22 Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels
23 Ashley Monroe, Like a Rose
24 Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold
25 Lorde, Pure Heroine
26 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away
27 Danny Brown, Old
28 M.I.A., Matangi
29 The Knife, Shaking the Habitual

30 Pusha T, My Name Is My Name

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Watch: The National, Gregg Allman sing “Silver Bells” on ‘Colbert Report’

Last night on “The Colbert Report”:

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Watch: The National’s Subversive “Gravy Boat” Video

Check the subliminal messaging in this image of the sailors lying on the turkey in a sea of gravy in the shape of a “v” for vegan.

The National have made a Thanksgiving video for “Bob’s Burgers,” the animated TV show.

The group has done a remake of “Gravy Boat,” putting a dark, possibly vegan spin on it.

In the video, a group of sailors sing the ode to gravy, now turned into a dour funeral march, including the daft chorus, “Sailors in your mouth,” and are ultimately eaten by the Belcher family, equating the eating of animals with the eating of humans.

Check the video here.

Other vegan news this week: Former Vice-President Al Gore has gone vegan joining former President Bill Clinton.

And Morrissey offered a full-bore rant against President Obama for the annual turkey pardon, which Morrissey calls “Thankskilling.”

On the Morrissey fan site True To You he writes:

26 November 2013


Please ignore the abysmal example set by President Obama who, in the name of Thanksgiving, supports torture as 45 million birds are horrifically abused; dragged through electrified stun baths, and then have their throats slit. And President Obama laughs. Haha, so funny!
As Ingrid Newkirk from PETA points out, turkey ‘meat’ is one of “our nation’s top killers”, causing heart-attacks and strokes in humans due to saturated animal fats and cholesterol. And President Obama laughs.
Further, the meat industry is responsible for 51% of human-caused greenhouse-gas emission, therefore the embarrassingly stupid White House ‘turkey pardon’ is open support for a viciously cruel and environmentally irresponsible industry.
And President Obama laughs.

26 November 2013

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Listen: Kronos Quartet Record Compositions By The National’s Bryce Dessner

The Kronos Quartet and Bryce Dessner (center). Photo via NPR.

Bryce Dessner, a founding member of The National,  has had his first works written for string quartet recorded by the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet.

The album is called Aheym, and it’s being released Nov. 5, 2013.

Listen now over at NPR.

Watch: Great Live Performances At Austin City Limits Festival

Today and all weekend see performances by Okkervil River, Depeche Mode, The National, Divine Fits and many, many more. See full schedule below.

Channel One

Channel Two

Friday, October 11

Channel 1:
1:30 pm – Widowspeak
2:00 pm – Courtyard Hounds
3:00 pm – Jimmy Eat World
4:00 pm – Savages
5:00 pm – Local Natives
6:00 pm – Vampire Weekend
7:30 pm – Queens of the Stone Age
8:30 pm – Muse

Channel 2:
1:30 pm – Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
2:00 pm – Wild Nothing
3:00 pm – Smith Westerns
4:00 pm – Okkervil River (partial set)
5:30 pm – Black Angels
6:00 pm – Arctic Monkeys
7:30 pm – Kaskade
8:30 pm – Depeche Mode

Saturday, October 12

Channel 1:
1:30 pm – Deap Vally (partial set)
2:00 pm – Walk the Moon
3:00 pm – Delta Rae
4:00 pm – Portugal. The Man
5:00 pm – Silversun Pickups
6:00 pm – Wilco
7:15 pm – Passion Pit
8:30 pm – Kings of Leon

Channel 2:
1:30 pm – Mona
2:00 pm – Dan Croll
3:00 pm – Junip
4:00 pm – Parquet Courts
5:00 pm – The Joy Formidable
7:00 pm – Kendrick Lamar
8:00 pm – The Cure

Sunday, October 13

Channel 1:
1:30 pm – The Mowgli’s
2:30 pm – Noah and the Whale
4:00 pm – Franz Ferdinand
5:00 pm – Toro Y Moi
6:00 pm – Eric Church
7:00 pm – Phoenix
8:30 pm – Lionel Richie

Channel 2:
1:30 pm – MS MR
3:00 pm – Paper Diamond
4:00 pm – Grouplove
5:00 pm – Dawes
6:00 pm – Divine Fits
7:00 pm – The National
8:30 pm – Atoms for Peace

Thanks to Stereogum for the info.