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The National

Back in 2018, we learned that the National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner were working on songs from a stage-musical version of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play Cyrano De Bergerac. That version of Cyrano had an off-Broadway run in 2019, with Peter Dinklage starring. Later this month, we’ll get to see the new Cyrano movie that Joe Wright directed. The Dessners have had a whole lot of major moments lately, but soundtracking a whole movie musical feels like another one.

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The song is from upcoming musical film Cyrano For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers has released a cover of Tom Waits’ “Day After Tomorrow.” The new track continues her annual tradition of dropping appropriately themed music just in time for Christmas. The new song features an all-star cast to help Bridgers in her reimagining of Waits’ song. Mumford & Sons‘ Marcus Mumford, Kaitlyn Dever and Mady Dever, […]

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The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner are in the middle of rolling out their soundtrack for Cyrano, but they’re sharing music from a different film project. C’MON C’MON is the latest feature from Mike Mills — not the R.E.M. guy but rather the dude who directed 20th Century Women. Mills worked closely with the National on their 2019 album I Am Easy To Find, and their collaboration is continuing via the Dessner brothers composing the score for C’MON C’MON, “a meditation on the connections between adults and children and the importance of family” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, and Woody Norman.

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The day Trouble Will Find Me came out felt like a feverish culmination. It was brutally, disgustingly hot and humid in New York, and the National were running all over town, playing a set of surprise shows that retraced their steps through origin stories: first at the tiny Ditmas Park bar Sycamore, blocks from Aaron Dessner’s house/studio; then the now-defunct Williamsburg venue Public Assembly, already rechristened from Galapagos, as it had been called when the National played it in the ’00s; and, finally, over to Manhattan for Mercury Lounge, the venue the National had played plenty of times but had never sold out until that night. It was the day I graduated college, and amidst all that I got a text from a friend who’d managed to get us Mercury Lounge tickets. After the day’s ceremonies wrapped up, I took a train downtown, still suited up and drenched in sweat, to see the National play a room they’d once only dreamed of filling.

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Earlier this week, we got our first look at Cyrano, the Joe Wright-directed movie musical starring Peter Dinklage as Cyrano de Bergerac. It comes with a score and original songs by members of the National, who wrote the music and lyrics for a stage adaptation of the 1897 play a couple years back.

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Later this month, Big Red Machine, the duo of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner, will release their sophomore album How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? The LP features a whole lot of collaborators, including Taylor Swift, who shows up on a couple of tracks, including the single “Renegade.” Last night, Big Red Machine appeared on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to play a couple of songs from the album, including one that hasn’t been released yet. They brought along a couple of friends to help out.

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Aly & AJ just made their Lollapalooza debut on Thursday. And now, the sister duo has shared a studio recording of their cover of the National’s “I Need My Girl,” which they’ve played live a few times. “We’ve always looked up to the songwriting behind The National,” Aly says in a statement. “The lyrics to this song are just so gut wrenching and AJ’s added harmonies bring a haunting quality to the track.” Listen below.

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Berninger’s rendition will be featured on upcoming tribute album I’ll Be Your Mirror For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

debut records from 2001, gym vlass heroes, sum 41, tenacious d, rilo kiley

It’s truly mind-blowing to believe that 2001 was really 20 years ago. The beginning of the 2000s was a strange time. We had the beginning of Myspace, the golden age of pop punk and plenty of questionable fashion choices. Read more: 10 vocalists who brought a unique sound to the 2000s scene It’s also crazy […]

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