News / 2010

20 December 2010 / Portrait #3 - Scott

The National Official YouTube Channel

10 December 2010 / Portrait #2 - Bryce

The National Official YouTube Channel

03 December 2010 / Portrait #1 - Bryan

The National Official YouTube Channel

05 November 2010 / HIGH VIOLET Expanded Edition - Coming Nov 22 / 23, 2010

01 November 2010 / ANYONE'S GHOST ON "MORGEN MAGAZIN" (GERMANY)

morgen magazin

31 October 2010 / HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

by Jesse Ewles

29 October 2010 / ANYONE'S GHOST - STUDIO BRUSSEL "CLUB 69" (BELGIUM)

28 October 2010 / TERRIBLE LOVE - THE LAASTE SHOW (BELGIUM)

20 October 2010 / TERRIBLE LOVE (Alternate Version) - New Video / Directed by Tom Berninger

27 September 2010 / Bryce Dessner - Steve Reich: Double Sextet, 2x5

Steve Reich: Double Sextet, 2x5

Check out Bryce playing guitar on our favorite composer's new record!

20 July 2010 / iTunes Festival: London 2010 - LIVE EP

iTunes Festival: London 2010

09 June 2010 / RACING DREAMS

Racing Dreams

27 May 2010 / ANYONE'S GHOST - BBC RADIO 2 - THE RADCLIFFE AND MACONIE SHOW

THE RADCLIFFE AND MACONIE SHOW

15 May 2010 / LIVE AT BAM - DIRECTED BY D. A. PENNEBAKER AND CHRIS HEGEDUS - PRESENTED BY ZYNC FROM AMERICAN EXPRESS

BAM

14 May 2010 / BLOODBUZZ OHIO VIDEO

The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio" (official video) from The National on Vimeo.

11 May 2010 / HIGH VIOLET - OUT TODAY - EVERYWHERE + NEW TOUR DATES

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We're excited that High Violet's release date is finally here! There are many ways to buy the album, so visit your favorite retailer.

The deluxe limited edition Double LP and CD are available at many fine Independent Retailers. You can find them HERE

Many indie stores also have one special copy of High Violet which contains a Violet Ticket which is redeemable for a $50 store credit.
Click the link above to see stores in your neighborhood that carry the limited edition version of High Violet.

High Violet is also available in the US at Target and Best Buy for $7.99.  

You can also buy the record on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or Borders

... And don't forget your DIGITAL options:

iTunes (with exclusive bonus track)
Amazon MP3
eMusic
4AD / Beggars Store
InSound

On May 15th, we'd like to invite you to tune into YouTube at 8:00 pm Eastern time for a very exciting experiment. We'll be performing live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House and thanks to Zync from American Express, the concert will be webcast live worldwide. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Red Hot Organization and we're pleased to continue supporting all of their good work fighting HIV/AIDS. The concert will be directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, who will also be creating a documentary introduction to air before the concert. We'd also like to remind New Yorkers that starting tonight, you're invited to drop by the Other Music High Violet Annex every night this week to celebrate the albums release with us. We're looking forward to a week of special performances, films, art, and fun at 13 E. 4th St. (between Broadway & Lafayette), the space next door to Other Music.  We can't tell you exactly what's going on each night, but you won't be disappointed.

Here are the annex hours:
Tuesday, May 11: 6PM - 9PM
Wednesday, May 12: 6PM - 9PM
Thursday, May 13: 6PM - 9PM
Friday, May 14: 7PM - 10PM
Saturday, May 15: 6PM Sharp

We're also ready to tell you about out first batch of European tour dates in the Fall!

21 November - Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
23 November - France, Paris, Olympia
24 November - UK, Bristol, Academy
25 November - UK, Coventry, Warwick Arts Center
26 November - UK, Glasgow, Academy
27 November - UK, Manchester, Academy
01 December - UK, London, Brixton Academy

All UK shows will have a pre-sale beginning Weds. May 12 at 9:00am local time. No password is required for the pre-sale, you just need to visit the links listed in the TOUR section of our web site. The general on-sale for all shows is 9:00am local time on May 14, except for Brussels. You lucky Belgians have an earlier general on-sale though, May 12 at 9:00am local time.

And finally, we have finished a video for Bloodbuzz Ohio which should premiere later today!
Stay tuned. It's amusing.

03 May 2010 / HIGH VIOLET STREAMING NOW THROUGH MAY 11TH - NPR.ORG

HIGH VIOLET - NPR.ORG >>

25 April 2010 / NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE - THE GUARDIAN - UNCUT

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23 April 2010 / HIGH VIOLET STREAMING NOW THROUGH APRIL 27TH - NEW YORK TIMES

THE NATIONAL AGENDA

HIGH VIOLET >>

17 April 2010 / RECORD STORE DAY

Record Store Day 2010

15 April 2010 / GLOBAL ZERO

Global Zero

14 April 2010 / "AFRAID OF EVERYONE"

"Afraid Of Everyone"

24 March 2010 / "BLOODBUZZ OHIO" / DOWNLOAD

Bloodbuzz Ohio

10 March 2010 / "TERRIBLE LOVE" / LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON

02 March 2010 / NEW CLOGS RECORD - OUT TODAY!

Clogs

"The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton" is Clogs' highly anticipated fifth album. It's a song-cycle composed by Padma Newsome for Clogs with extensive vocal work from Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond. Other guests include Sufjan Stevens, Aaron Dessner and Matt Berninger, and the Osso String Quartet.

Place your orders at the Brassland Store

Listen:
"On The Edge"
"Three Two"

More info: Brassland

15 January 2010 / HAITI: RED HOT + PARTNERS IN HEALTH

Clogs

NEW YORK, January 15, 2010 – The Red Hot Organization announced today the issuing of an emergency grant of $150,000 to Partners in Health, a not-for-profit organization that has been on the ground in Haiti for more than twenty years. The grant will be used by PIH in their efforts to provide immediate assistance to the people of Haiti in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake.

In making this emergency grant Red Hot drew from the proceeds of its most recent project, a musical collaboration called Dark Was The Night conceived and produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, and Red Hot founder John Carlin. In addition to the grant, all proceeds over the next 60 days from the sale of Dark Was The Night will be awarded to Partners in Health.

The original charitable concept of Dark Was The Night was to raise awareness about the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, and to raise money to help fight the epidemic in the world’s hardest-hit nations. Because of the economic crisis in the West, that concept expanded to include organizations in the US, Canada, and Europe at risk of collapsing due to the downturn in donations and support. In order to recognize the generous contributions of the artists involved with Dark Was The Night, Red Hot asked them to recommend charitable organizations whose work they admire. Arcade Fire recommended Partners in Health.

The Red Hot Organization was founded 20 years ago to deal with the crisis surrounding the devastation of the AIDS epidemic on the creative community in downtown New York. Dark Was The Night, released last year, is the 20th Red Hot album. Red Hot founder and President John Carlin said, “although disaster relief falls outside the usual scope of our charitable work, I felt that we were fortunate to have the mechanism and resources to offer immediate assistance to the people of Haiti.”

Martin Mills, the Chairman of The Beggars Group of Labels said “It's great that part of the very substantial monies that have been raised by the release of this wonderful record are available to be applied to the relief effort after this terrible disaster, and that proceeds from further purchases of this album for the next 60 days will also go to Partners In Health”

Aaron Dessner agreed, adding, "we were deeply saddened to read of the horrific devastation brought about by the recent earthquake in Haiti. We are thankfully in a position to accelerate an emergency donation from Dark Was The Night proceeds to Partners In Health, a leading Haitian health-care organization that Arcade Fire has supported for years. We hope that you will all considering donating what you can via the PIH web site, to help their efforts to save lives and alleviate suffering. It's a race against time and PIH needs all the help they can get."

Partners In Health
PIH dedicated Haiti site
Red Hot

12 January 2010 / BIG EARS FESTIVAL / 26-28 MARCH 2010 - KNOXVILLE, TN

Big Ears Festival

Hello!
A quick note to say we'll be performing at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN. The festival runs from March 26-28 and will host a great list of other groups including: CLOGS, THE EX, GANG GANG DANCE, JAVELIN, jj, MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND, JOANNA NEWSOM, TERRY RILEY, DJ /rupture, ST. VINCENT, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, and THE xx among others!

More info on the festival here. Tickets on-sale here.
We will have some more news for you soon! Happy 2010!