Tag Archives: The National

Live Review: EL VY with Hibou at Neumos 11/4/15

Among other things, Matt Berninger is known for making a live show count. Whether it’s embodying the introverted distance of his work with The National in straightjacket contortions or diving into furious anger, throwing wine glasses into the air and crushing them under his feet, in all things, Berninger is a vivacious wonder. The bitterRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Power duo Broken Bells, the project of Grammy-Award-winning producer Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins, returns with a surprise single. Stream the non-album track “It’s That Talk Again” below, released in promotion of the band’s forthcoming concert film, Broken Bells: Live At The Orpheum, coming out this Saturday. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

The National’s Matt Berninger and Ramona Falls’ Brent Knopf have joined forces on a new LP under the name EL VY (pronounced like the plural of Elvis). They’ve shared the lyric video for the title track from their upcoming album Return to the Moon. The LP drops on October 30. [Pitchfork]

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Thursday Music News

This summer, Florence and the Machine will release their long-awaited third full-length How Big How Blue How Beautiful, and today they share the truly beautiful track “Ship to Wreck.” In a press release, Florence Welch states, “I was thinking about my own self destructive side, and how you can make something only to tear itRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn band The National have quietly shared a new track: stream the single “Sunshine on My Back” below, featuring guest vocals from Sharon Van Etten. The track was recorded during the sessions for their 2013 release Trouble Will Find Me, and comes free with every rental or purchase of the Mistaken for Strangers documentary throughRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Run the Jewels have released a powerful new music video today for the track “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck).” Director A.G. Rojas shows actors Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”, “Agent Carter”) as a cop and Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Snoop Dogg in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton) as an unarmed manRead more…

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Monday Music News

We’ve been teasing tracks from the upcoming Courtney Barnett album on the air, and now UK listeners can hear the whole dang album. Listeners overseas can stream the Australian singer/songwriter’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit below, which hits stores on March 24th via Mom + Pop. And onRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche has shared his cover of Sia’s “Chandelier.” His mellow, melancholy approach adds a depth and stark contrast to the original. Lerche said he chose this song because he “was curious what might happen if a male singer sang those words of desperation and self-analysis, instead of passing judgement on a troubledRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Best in New Christmas Music!

Most years, a select handful of artists whip up enough end of the year motivation to bust out a halfway decent holiday cover that we can all jam out to while making the rest of our end of the year lists. But in 2014, the scene went above and beyond the call of duty toRead more…

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Video Roundup: Birthday with The Boss

Today, Bruce Springsteen turns 65 years old. SIXTY-FIVE. After a seven-year-old Bruce saw Elvis Presley performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, he knew he wanted to be a musician. Even as a teenager, he played concerts at Jersey trailer parks and at the Elks Lodge. And, somehow, over fifty years later, he hasRead more…

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