Tag Archives: The National

Monday Music News

Killer Mike, rapper and half of the duo Run the Jewels, took a stand against Mike Pence’s announcement that he had left the Colts vs 49ers game because the players peacefully protested by kneeling during the national anthem. “I wonder how he feels about the constitution. The document that contains the principles this republic isRead more…

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Monday Music News

During a two-night stand at Manchester’s O2 Apollo this past weekend, The National paid tribute to hometown heroes New Order with a cover of the band’s 1985 single “Love Vigilantes.” Watch as frontman Matt Berninger does his best Bernard Sumner impersonation, and even walks down to the audience. The band are currently on tour inRead more…

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Music That Matters: Runcast, Vol. 10

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 583 – Runcast, Vol. 10 John Richards wraps up theRead more…

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In Stores Now 9/11

Beloved Brooklyn band The National are back with their seventh album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another masterful set of brooding rock that injects a bit more electronic experimentation along with an occasional welcome return to rock aggression. As beautifully crafted and intricately arranged as always, the album is a powerful depiction ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

Charlotte Gainsbourg has announced that she will release her first album in seven years in November. Called Rest, Gainsbourg has released the album’s title track as well as a teaser for its accompanying music video, which she directed herself. In a statement, Gainsbourg says that Lars Von Trier, her director in Nymphomaniac, Melancholia, and Antichrist, encouraged her to direct theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Dan Bejar is releasing his 12th solo album as Destroyer on October 20 via Merge, ken, and today he shared the lead single, “Sky’s Grey,” a genial jam that makes the bold claim, “I’ve been workin’ on the new Oliver Twist!” Bejar describes the name for his new album like this, “Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name forRead more…

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Monday Music News

Broken Social Scene released their first album in seven years, Hug Of Thunder, a couple of weeks ago and now they’ve shared a video for the track “Vanity Pail Kids.” BSS’s Kevin Drew directed the rather strange video, which seems to be a commentary on the music industry via a toilet who’s trying to become aRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local hip-hop heroes Shabazz Palaces have been slowly rolling out single after single from their two forthcoming albums Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines for the past couple of months. So far they’ve shared “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac),” “Since C.A.Y.A.” (which features Thundercat), and “When Cats Claw,” from Born on aRead more…

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Thursday Music News

 Rejoice! Indie rock legends The National have announced a new album! Their first since 2013’s excellent Trouble Will Find Me, the new album will be called Sleep Well Beast and will be released just in time for the post-summer bummers on Sept 8th via 4AD. Check out the first single “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” and pre-orderRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Last year, legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82. Today, his son Adam shares a posthumous video for the track “Traveling Light” using previously unseen footage of his father. The video was co-directed with Sammy Slabbinck, who also worked on Cohen’s final album You Want It Darker. Watch the heartfelt videoRead more…

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