When The National reemerged in 2010, they were primed to explode. It didn’t matter that they were coming up on their fifth album and had already passed the milestone that marked their first decade together as a band. They were, as people have often described their albums, a slow burn, or a grower, and by the time the new decade began, their fuse was ready to blow. 2007’s Boxer had changed the game for the Cincinnati fourpiece in more ways them one, turning them into prestige indie darlings, landing songs on the soundtracks of virtually every moody drama on television, and even earning them a small but memorable role in the campaign of a presidential hopeful named Barack Obama. By the time The National appeared on Jimmy Fallon in March of 2010 to officially kick off the rollout for High Violet, with a majestic performance of “Terrible Love,” it was clear they were ready to be rock stars.Read More “The National – High Violet”
The National have announced some new tour dates.
Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns: The Movie is out today on Netflix and there’s a scene in a bar (~44 minutes in) where The National frontman Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers are in a bar band and duetting on a new song they wrote for the movie called “Walking On A String.” The song will be released as a single on October 17th via Dead Oceans.