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Anonymous asked: I need advice. I've liked The National for a while, but recently I've grown wary of their music. A few months ago, I went through a bad break-up and afterward, The National was all I'd listen to since their songs resonated with my feelings back then. But now whenever I hear them, it brings up memories of my ex and upsets me. I don't want to hate them because they're a great band and deep down I want to stay a fan, but I don't know what to do about this aversion I'm developing.

This is a tough one. I think that what would be best is to get back to basics. Sit down with the records and figure out why you fell in love with them in the first place. Look at it like couples therapy. You need to spend some quality time just listening to them to figure out what makes them special in the first place. Buy yourself a nice bottle of wine or something, I don’t know maybe light some candles, close out the rest of the world and just play them. Play a record from beginning to end, play all of their records from beginning to end, but completely saturate yourself in the music. Really concentrate on the music and the words. Or maybe you could go for a drive. Just take a long drive somewhere maybe and listen to them in the car. I think the most important thing is for you to be alone with the music for a while and figure everything out. The music obviously has a lot of baggage for you and I totally get that, try to work out why you first listened to them. I hope this helps, good luck and tell us how it goes.

putonyourbathingsuits:

What a photo, thanks for the submission!

putonyourbathingsuits:

What a photo, thanks for the submission!

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The National + text posts

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lizseabrook:

Matt Berninger of The National. Shot in London, June 2014 for Little White Lies Magazine.

lizseabrook:

Matt Berninger of The National. Shot in London, June 2014 for Little White Lies Magazine.

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The National - Guest Room - Nuits de Fourvière 2014, Lyon, FR (2014/07/28)

The National played Guest Room for the first time in over seven years this week.

dessnering:

The National summed up in two GIFs.

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Ping Pong Bonus Material.

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iwishthatibelievedinfate:

Who’s Smarter? Bonus material from Mistaken for Strangers

thenationalartgalley:

"This is the Last Time" by The National // The False Mirror by Rene Magritte

thenationalartgalley:

"This is the Last Time" by The National // The False Mirror by Rene Magritte

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aaronbrookingdessner:

Aaron Dessner at the British Summer Time Festival | Photos by Tristan Fewings


EURORADIO EUROSONIC: LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST OF THE NATIONAL AT PALEO
EURORADIO Eurosonic is proud to offer on 27 July an exclusive live video webcast of The National performing at the Paléo festival to all EBU radio members.

EURORADIO EUROSONIC: LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST OF THE NATIONAL AT PALEO

EURORADIO Eurosonic is proud to offer on 27 July an exclusive live video webcast of The National performing at the Paléo festival to all EBU radio members.

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timmy-fetch-me-my-tools:

Yo fans of The National in the UK! Mistaken For Strangers is showing on Film 4 on 1st August. It’s well good. 


I’ve now seen it at least 7 times and it’s still brilliant.

timmy-fetch-me-my-tools:

Yo fans of The National in the UK! Mistaken For Strangers is showing on Film 4 on 1st August. It’s well good.

I’ve now seen it at least 7 times and it’s still brilliant.

Anonymous asked: Matt, what is your favorite line you've ever written?

Hi sorry this isn’t actually the band who runs this blog, we’re a fan run site with no affiliation to the band just a deep appreciation :)