The National release 1970s-style mini-documentary

By Max Semenczuk, Contributor [Photo courtesy of The National/Graham MacIndoe] The National released Juicy Sonic Magic, a 10-minute mini-documentary, on Thursday, November 21, to accompany their Black Friday release of a three-cassette box set titled The National: Juicy Sonic Magic, Live in Berkeley, September 24-25, 2018. Read more: Frances Quinlan releases new single and adds…

Album Review: The National – Sleep Well Beast

By Emily DiAlbert, Contributor [4AD; 2017] Rating: 7.5/10 Key Tracks: “Empire Line”, “Carin at the Liquor Store”, “Sleep Well Beast” Sleep Well Beast, the seventh studio album by the indie-rock band The National, delivers a chaotic-yet-beautiful glimpse into the life and relationship of angsty frontman Matt Berninger. Berninger and his wife Carin wrote the record together…