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The National (Band)

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    Record Stores Revinylize OC

    The vinyl boom is fueling a resurgence of record retailers

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Cold War Kids Go to Coachella

    Artist Matt Maust is also a bass player!

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Caifanes Are Mortal Friends

    [Coachella] How a brain tumor reunited Mexico's rock legends

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    The National's 'Think You Can Wait' Featuring Sharon Van Etten Goes Old-School

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​The National's "Think You Can Wait" sounds so much sweeter with Sharon Van Etten sharing harmonies with lead singer Matt Berninger, but the video isn't all that great, interspersed as it is with clips from the movie Win Win. (Well, it is the lead off the soundtrack.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Little Scream: 'Just Thinking of Elliot Smith Helps Me Write Better Songs'

    ​Montreal's Little Scream renews my faith in music. Singer/songwriter Laurel Sprengelmeyer (who looks like a young Susan Sarandon, apparently) is touring to support her debut, The Golden Record, a gorgeous set of folk/pop songs that she named after the 1977 Voyager space-shuttle time-cap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    The National's New Video Stars Roger Sterling John Slattery of Mad Men

    ​Can't wait for Season 5 of Mad Men? You'll have to settle for John Slattery (who plays Roger Sterling on the show) starring in the National video for "Conversation 16." Apparently, Slattery is supposed to be a secret-service agent, alongside the National's lead singer Matt Berninger. Their job is ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011

    Cold War Kids Are Ready to Step Up

    Will 'Mine Is Yours' propel the former Fullertonians beyond their current midlevel stardom?

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Village Voice Pazz & Jop 2010 Lists Announced

    ​Each January, the Village Voice (our sister paper) releases its Pazz & Jop critics' Best Of designations for the previous year. For 2010, Kanye West quite unsurprisingly dominates both categories. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy tops the album list (like most Best of 2010 albums lists) with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    The National at the Fox Pomona Theater

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our slideshow of the National and Owen Pallett here!The National and Owen PallettOct. 16, 2010The Fox Pomona TheaterThe show: Telling twins apart when they repeatedly switch positions on stage is hard, so I can only attribute this quote to one of the National's ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The National's Anthems

    You can call the band's music dad rock, just don't call it uncool

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    The National's Bryan Devendorf Talks Meeting Barack Obama and Rocking Out

    Bryan's the guy second from the right.​When I called Bryan Devendorf, the National's Lennon-lookalike drummer, for this week's print-edition story about his band coming to the Fox Pomona, he could have rejected me. I had misread the time we'd set up for the interview and ended up calling an hour t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The National at the Wiltern

    Andrew Youssef​Check out our slideshow here!The Hype: Who doesn't love the National? Everyone got a little weepy and emotional when news broke that the band was working on its fifth release. High Violet came out this month, and while it's much more of a grower than 2007's Boxer, the fact that Matt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Preview The National's New Album, High Violet

    www.myspace.com/thenational ​ I haven't been this excited about upcoming releases in a while, but it seems that 2010 is the year that all my favorite bands are putting out new music. There's Interpol's upcoming album, the New Pornographers' Together, out tomorrow, and the National's new set, due ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Hold Steady, LCD Soundsystem, Caribou: There Is So Much Free, New, Amazing Music Right Now

    ​This past week has been like Hanukkah for anyone in love with good, modern music. Seemingly each new day recently has seen a different and excellent band putting up their new albums for free streaming. Better than gelt!Right now, the Hold Steady is getting my day off to a good start in ... More >>

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