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The National Shares Animated “Laugh Track” Video With Phoebe Bridgers

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 Captivates On New Single “Your Mind is Not Your Friend” Featuring Phoebe Bridgers

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 »


Punk Rock is Seeping Through on the National Music Lovers Index

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 »


11 Empowering, Alternative Songs To Soundtrack National Ex-Spouse Day

It seems indicative of U.S. divorce trends that we could reasonably add National Ex-Spouse Day to the calendar between the bookends of April Fool’s Day and 4/20. Lo and behold, April 14 stands as the designated date for reflection on the heels of romantic dissolution. Officially, it’s a day to assuage anger and practice forgiveness—but let’s be real here: that’s about as engaging as a rainy day lecture on the history of watching paint dry. In the interest of feeding our delusion of music being a cure-all, we’ve opted for a decidedly more “teenage angst” approach in celebrating the sanctioned… Read more »


phem Celebrates International Women’s Month With Female Artists That Inspired Her

As March draws to a close and the vibrant energy of spring fills the air, it’s time to bid farewell to International Women’s Month. But before we turn the page on this empowering celebration, ur favorite green-haired goddess, phem, caught up with idobi Radio to discuss her favorite female artists that have inspired and fueled her experiences as a woman and professionally as a musician. Hot off the heels of her exhilarating collaboration with Waterparks‘ frontman Awsten Knight earlier this year, phem unveils the women in music that have shaped her. Music aside, phem’s inspirations have also showcased their bold,… Read more »


10 Trans Artists To Fall In Love With On International Trans Day Of Visibility

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 »


Star Spangled Banner = National Anthem

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?

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