Anonymous asked: So I listened to Halo Chagrin today and all I could think of was Midnight Sun (unpublished Twilight from Edward's view). What is my life.

I don’t know, personally I like to read Haruki Murakami when listening to The National, I think Murakami’s writing style is similar to Matt’s lyrics. Matt is a fan of his though so maybe that’s why idk.

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Anonymous asked: Are Aaron and Bryce identical or fraternal?

Fraternal twins :)

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"Nick Cave - honestly there is no hiding that I am a massive Nick Cave follower, I actually have followed him around, he hates me."

Matt Berninger (via putonyourbathingsuits)

(via cyrliog)

putonyourbathingsuits:

"I certainly feel a kinship with The National. I adore their music and I adore them personally. I think Matt Berninger is one of my favourite lyricists. His lyrics have a sort of self-effacing, melancholy, black humour thing going on. But are also really poignant, with these images that really resonate, that a lot of people can relate to. That line from the song England is my favourite: Famous angels never come through England."
 - St Vincent

putonyourbathingsuits:

"I certainly feel a kinship with The National. I adore their music and I adore them personally. I think Matt Berninger is one of my favourite lyricists. His lyrics have a sort of self-effacing, melancholy, black humour thing going on. But are also really poignant, with these images that really resonate, that a lot of people can relate to. That line from the song England is my favourite: Famous angels never come through England."

 - St Vincent

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putonyourbathingsuits:

From Nico Muhly’s facebook

(via zascha)

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Mistaken For Strangers TFF 2013 Opening Night Video

A video with Tom and Matt Berninger about the MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS world premiere at the Opening Night of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

Mistaken For Strangers premiered last year as the Opening Night film at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Our cameras were there in the 48 hours leading up to Tom Berninger’s biggest day. This 10-minute short chronicles the Berninger brothers’ big day (which included a performance from The National. Through the lead up you can see the brotherly love, nervousness, pride, and fear of the big day that made Tom Berningers story one of the authentic and heart-touching hits of the 2013 Festival.

The National’s comedic documentary Mistaken for Strangers will be in theaters and out via iTunes on March 28. Directed by Tom Berninger, the younger brother of National frontman Matt Berninger, it follows the Berninger brothers on the National’s tour in support of High Violet.

Executive Producers - Gary Krieg & Matt Spangler
Director - Zac Nicholson
Producer - Meshakai Wolf
Editor - Louis Nicholas
Cinematographer - Zac Nicholson
Sound - Meshakai Wolf

Live Concert Footage Directed by John Carlucci
Produced by Roxy Toporowich
Additional Cameras by John Carlucci, John Fitzgerald, Jack Foster, Dan Lubell, Sebastian Rea

Special Thanks to the Berninger Family, The National, Shlomy Biton, Alec Bemis, Dawn Barger, Brigitte Green, Corey Brule

Tribeca Enterprises, LLC 2014

Thanks to Tribeca Film for sharing!

(Source: heartfullofliquor)

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Anonymous asked: Everyone should already listen to the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast, but especially so today's new episode because Matt is on it. Get it on the Earwolf website. Or iTunes. Doesn't really matter, it's the same wherever you get it. Just get it.

You can listen here: http://www.earwolf.com/episode/only-tones/

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Ireneo Diez | Fireproof | Trouble Will Find Us: The Fan Cover Album

Ire Diez of Victoria Ford

http://victoriaford.bandcamp.com/

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Ricardo Silva | Don’t Swallow The Cap | Trouble Will Find Us: The Fan Cover Album

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Anonymous asked: I was at a restaurant and I couldn't decide whether this man I saw looked more like Matt with black hair or Bryan Cranston

I once met a man who looked like Matt but was called Aaron and found it very confusing.

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putonyourbathingsuits:

Bryce, Matt and Aaron of The National arrive at the Tibet House Benefit Concert

by Cindy Ord

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iwishthatibelievedinfate:

Get this record….

iwishthatibelievedinfate:

Get this record….

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fuckyeahbrycedessner:

MusicNOW: Classical and rock music converge (LOCAL 12)

Tonight’s the night. Lucky you, Cincinnati. :)

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