It’s a happy day for sad music lovers, as The National‘s “Laugh Track” featuring Phoebe Bridgers got a brand-new music video. This track serves as the third collaboration with boygenius‘ own Bridgers behind “This Isn’t Helping” and “Your Mind Is Not Your Friend.” The National tapped the artists behind Bob’s Burgers to bring “Laugh Track” to life with a unique animation style via 3D animator Adam Phillips and director Bernard Derriman. Unlike the colorful Bob’s Burgers scenes, this music video has gray, muted tones, matching the relaxed, melancholic vibes of both musical acts. “So turn on the laugh track/Everyone knows… Read more »
The National and Taylor Swift have joined forces for a special song on the band’s new record, and it is quite simply astonishing.
The National have dropped their fourth and final single pulled from their forthcoming full-length, First Two Pages of Frankenstein. Their group’s latest single, “Your Mind is Not Your Friend” is an enthralling ballad featuring Phoebe Bridgers and includes an accompanying music video. Through vocalist Matt Berninger’s wistful vocal delivery layered with Bridgers’ delicate whispers, “Your Mind is Not Your Friend” confronts mental health’s entanglements head-on creating an ethereal aura around the track. In a press release, Berninger explained how the track was created after suffering from a period of writer’s block. “When I feel stuck, I’ll often grab a book… Read more »
Thank you, Tom DeLonge, for naming that thing we all knew existed but didn’t know what to call it. The National Music Lovers Index, you know, that thing where songs are starting to get noticed and played. They start floating around playlists and being shared on social media. Who knows where the songs land on Billboard charts but the music lovers, we’re listening. Tom made up the term in an appreciative post on Instagram where he thanked fans for Angels and Airwaves almost completely sold-out tour. He expected that fans would be supportive but we all kind of blew his… Read more »
The National are streaming a new song called “Lean.” It comes from the new Hunger Games Soundtrack.
Every year on March 31st, we honor International Transgender Day of Visibility by celebrating the resilience of trans and non-binary people everywhere. This is a day dedicated to elevating voices and experiences from this community of incredibly strong and endlessly brave individuals. We are your sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers. We are your neighbors, coworkers, and friends. The trans community is a diverse community and represent all ethnic and racial backgrounds. We are the voices coming through your stereo. The music industry is flooded with artists who identify within this community. We make rock music, pop… Read more »
On Episode #229 of Wesam’s World, we would like to take this time to honor this great God given country by paying respects to the U.S.A. Let’s start by singing the Star Spangled Banner…is that the National Anthem…there’s two names for it right?
Today we talk about this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival, the new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and Chris Hemsworth on the set for Thor: Love and Thunder.
Basslines and Protest Signs is Brett Callwood’s column looking at the intersection of music and politics. This week talks about Willie Nelson.
Today we have The Linda Linda’s performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Maine’s new stripped down version of “Sticky”, and Dunkin’ Donuts celebrating National Donut Day!