Posts Tagged ‘The National’

Mumford & Sons Announce North American Tour Dates, Release Live Video for “The Wolf” Mumford & Sons have released a live video for new single “The Wolf” which they performed on Saturday Night Live. “Believe,” the first single from Wilder Mind, has already hit number 1 at AAA and Alternative Rock Radio. The band has als…

North American Tour March 25th – April 26th Plus, Mistaken For Strangers Documentary Releases March 25th at The Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles, CA) MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS Hailed by Michael Moore as “one of the best documentaries about a band that I’ve ever seen” and by Pitchfork as “the funniest, most meta music movie…

The End of Year Top Three. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | The National | The Polyphonic Spree “Our staff picks their top three records of 2013 and shares them with you.” -By Dustin Blocker – I would say this year was pretty incredible. There were babies being born, cities being built and music exploding from hither to y…

South Side Ballroom (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by James Villa – I will be the first to admit that, when it comes to music, I’m detrimentally hypercritical. Call it what you want, but I call it a curse that, should I not possess it, would make me an exponentially happier and more delightful human being…

South Side Ballroom (Dallas, TX) TAME IMPALA WITH THE NATIONAL – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by James Villa – I wouldn’t consider myself to be any sort of validated contributor to pop culture at all. Hundreds of thousands of other people do that. At best, I’m an observer. All I can do is watch as the world’s cultural…

– By Dustin Blocker – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Twelve years deep into their indie rock careers, Brooklyn’s The National continue to mix the despondency with despair to striking effect on their eighth studio record Trouble Will Find Me. Matt Berninger’s storied baritone languidly floats amongst intricate guitar arrangements,…