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The National’s Matt Berninger’s EL VY Releases New Track “I’m The Man To Be” [Listen]

The National’s Matt Berninger teamed with Brent Knopf and Ramona Falls to form a new group EL VY. The band’s debut album Return To The Moon doesn’t come out until October 30th, but you can […]

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New Order, El Vy, Silversun Pickups – New Noise at Nine. Thursday August 6, 2015

It’s a real treat, albeit a humbling one, to play new music before anybody else. XRT listeners heard brand new music from Wilco and Foals, and the Chicago debut of the group Marian Hill before […]


Matt Berninger of The National at the GRAMMY Museum with and Ciroc (Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

The National’s Matt Berninger Announces New Side Project EL VY

The National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf have joined forces to form EL VY. Listen to their first single.


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10 Of The Best Video Game Soundtracks

A solid soundtrack can turn a good movie into a great one. The same can be said for video games. In fact, background music might be more important in games than movies, due to the amount of time they both require. You can spend hours with a movie, but you can spend weeks and even months playing one game. Whether it’s orchestral, 8-bit, or songs you might hear on the radio, there has been some awesome music featured in the world of video games. So grab your controllers, because we’re taking a look at some of the best soundtracks featured in video games.


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The National, Deadmau5 to Headline 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival

Rounding out the top of this year’s Treasure Island bill are The War on Drugs, Azealia Banks, Father John Misty and Run the Jewels.


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The National Are Releasing A Box Set Containing A 6 Hour Performance Of “Sorrow”

In 2013, The National performed the track “Sorrow” of their album High Violet for six hours in conjunction with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson at the Moma PS1 VW Dome.


The National at Bonnaroo - June 16th, 2013 (photo by Nate Azark)

Hear The National Live From Chicago On XRT’s Sunday Night Concert

Wind down your week with a very cool XRT Sunday Night Concert!



The National Show ‘Christmas Magic’ as Animated Ornaments for ‘Bob’s Burgers’: Watch

The appearance follows previous songs featured on the FOX show.


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The National Diss Arcade Fire in ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Teaser: Watch

For a bunch of aging white indie guys, the National sure have a sense of humor.


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Chicago’s Riot Fest Reveals Daily Lineups

Chicago’s Riot Fest has announced the daily breakdown for their fest, taking place Sept. 12-14. Opening day on Friday will be anchored by Jane’s Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello, Pussy Riot, and Rise Against.