After two pandemic years off, Boston Calling returned to the Harvard Athletic Complex in 2022. Building off of last year’s success, the festival continues to grow even bigger in 2023. On a mild sunny afternoon, tens of thousands of people descended upon Boston on Friday, for the first day of the event.
Today, The National has announced the release of its ninth studio album, First Two Pages of Frankenstein, due April 28, 2023 via 4AD. Anchored by evocative melodies and an enthralling lyrical narrative, First Two Pages of Frankenstein signals a new chapter in the band’s beloved discography. The 11-song album was produced by The National at Long Pond Studios in upstate New York and features guest appearances by Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers and Sufjan Stevens.
Goose returned to The National in Richmond, Va last Friday night for another barn burner, and the second of a two night stand for their Fall tour opener. The weather was quite soggy in the River City, but that did not stop fans from waiting in line for hours to secure a good spot for this very sold out show.
Aaron Dessner Tells Apple Music About The National's New Song "Weird Goodbyes" (feat. Bon Iver) and Previews Forthcoming Album
Aaron Dessner of The National joins Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 to discuss the group’s new song “Weird Goodbyes” (feat. Bon Iver). He tells Apple Music about the origin of the track, collaborating with Bon Iver, coming back together as a band for the first time in the three years, and previews the sound of the group’s forthcoming (which he says reminds him of the ‘Boxer’ era).
Aaron Dessner Tells Apple Music About “Weird Goodbyes” and The Return of The National...
Sound On Sound lineup announcement: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile
Introducing Sound On Sound, a brand-new music festival, from the people behind the Governors Ball Music Festival. The inaugural Sound On Sound Music Festival will take place September 24th – 25th, 2022 on the bank of the Long Island Sound at the beautiful Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT. The festival’s inaugural lineup features performances from 22+ artists including Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, The Lumineers, Stevie Nicks, Brandi Carlile, The National, Father John Misty, Black Pumas, Ziggy Marley, Gary Clark Jr., The
Serpentine Prison, the highly anticipated debut solo record from Matt Berninger, frontman of The National, is out now. Produced by famed Memphis multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones, the album is available via Book’s Records, a new imprint formed by Berninger and Jones in conjunction with Concord Records. Order the album HERE.
In anticipation of Serpentine Prison, the upcoming debut solo record from Matt Berninger—frontman of critically acclaimed group The National—Berninger is premiering the new single “One More Second” alongside a lyric video. “I wrote “One More Second” with Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander, EL VY) with the intention for it to be a kind of answer to Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” or sort of the other side of that conversation,” says Berninger.