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May 20, 2020

Last year Matt Berninger of The National announced his debut solo album, Serpentine Prison, although no release date was given. Now he has shared the album’s title track, “Serpentine Prison,” via a video for it. Berninger has also announced the album’s release date, as well as detailing its many special guests. More

Apr 16, 2020

Back in February, before the pandemic overtook America, Matt Berninger of The National shared a cover of Mercury Rev’s classic “Holes,” from their 1998 album Deserter’s Songs. For last night’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert he performed the cover from home, aided remotely by Steph Altman on piano.  More

Apr 15, 2020

Walter Martin (formerly of The Walkmen) has shared a hilarious new COVD-19 themed song, “Quarantine Boogie (Loco),” that features guest vocals from Matt Berninger of The National. It was shared via a video that also features Berninger. More

Matt Berninger Covers Mercury Rev’s “Holes” and The National Cover INXS

“Holes” Cover Benefits Planned Parenthood; Cover of INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” Benefits Australian Bushfire Relief

Feb 28, 2020

Matt Berninger of The National has shared a cover of Mercury Rev's classic "Holes," from their 1998 album Deserter's Songs. It's part of the 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood series and was shared via a video for the cover. The National, meanwhile, have covered INXS' "Never Tear Us Apart" for the new Australian bushfire relief compilation, Songs for Australia. More

Dec 12, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers has shared a new Christmas track, "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night," which features Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger (of The National). It is a cover of the Christmas standard "Silent Night," but it features Berninger as an anchorman reading the news. All profits from the track will be donated to Planned Parenthood. More

The National Share Mini-Documentary on Famous Concert Taper Mike “The Mike” Millard

The National: Juicy Sonic Magic, Live in Berkeley, September 24-25, 2018 Cassette Box Set Due Out November 29

Nov 21, 2019

For Black Friday Record Store Day (November 29), The National are releasing The National: Juicy Sonic Magic, Live in Berkeley, September 24-25, 2018, a new live cassette box set. Now they have shared a new mini-documentary, also titled Juicy Sonic Magic, that explains how the live recordings came about and that they were inspired by a famous concert taper from the 1970s, Mike "The Mike" Millard. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Jack Peñate, Foals, Vagabon, Wolf Parade, and More

Plus Michael Kiwanuka, Little Scream, Matt Berninger, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 18, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was a pretty light week, in terms of new songs this week. Hence we only have a Top 8. More

Matt Berninger of The National Announces Debut Solo Album

Serpentine Prison Produced and Arranged by Booker T. Jones

Oct 18, 2019

Matt Berninger of The National has announced his debut solo album. More

Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers Share Video for “Walking On a String”

New Song Featured in Netflix’s Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Oct 17, 2019

Matt Berninger of The National and Phoebe Bridgers recently teamed up for the new song, "Walking On a String," which they performed in Netflix's Between Two Ferns: The Movie. Now they have shared a studio version of the song via a black & white video featuring them recording it. More

Dec 14, 2018

Matt Berninger of The National previously teamed up with Stephan Altman for the song "All I Want" for American Chaos, a documentary on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Now they have shared a new version of the song that features Julien Baker. More

Björk, CHVRCHES, Feist, Etc. Part of Planned Parenthood 7-Inches; Watch Video Feat. St. Vincent

Video Also Features Zach Galifianakis and John Legend; Project Also Features Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Apr 10, 2017

7-Inches for Planned Parenthood is a new 7-inch box set with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood.  More