The National Releases Track to Viewers of "Mistaken for Strangers"

The National have announced that viewers who rent or buy the critically acclaimed documentary film "Mistaken For Strangers" via the digital distributor VHX, will receive a free download of the never before released song "Sunshine on My Back". The track features the vocals of Sharon Van Etten and was recorded in 2012 at the same time as their sixth album, GRAMMY nominated Trouble Will Find Me. "Sunshine on My Back" will also be made available for purchase and through streaming outlets.

“Mistaken For Strangers” is a hilarious and touching portrait of two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger, set to the backdrop of The National's High Violet world tour.

Tom Berninger sat down with us to talk about the film in 2013! Check out the interview HERE.

Bryce Dessner of The National is the founder of the Cincinnati music festival, MusicNOW. Check out the glowing review of The National’s performance at the festival in March HERE.
As well as photos from the amazing night HERE.

Check out our interview with Bryce Dessner from 2014 HERE

"The funniest, most meta music movie since SPINAL TAP." - Pitchfork 

"The finest rock doc since Anvil: The Story of Anvil. Matt Berninger, lead singer of the National, is a 40ish indie-rock star who carries himself like a hip lawyer. When he asks his slacker brother, Tom, to come on tour as a roadie, Tom turns the gig into a film about crawling out from under his brother's shadow. Imagine a rock psychodrama starring Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman". - Entertainment Weekly 


MusicNOW Night Three: The National, CSO, and more 

For years, Memorial Hall has been MusicNOW’s spiritual home. Even last year, the first partnered with the Symphony, the Karl Jensen lightboxes and strands of incandescent bulbs felt a bit as if they’d been uprooted. But walking into Cincinnati Music Hall last night, there could be no...

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Bryce Dessner Interview - MusicNOW 2014 

MusicNOW Festival kicks off its ninth annual weekend of music this Friday March 20th at 8 PM in the historic Music Hall. This year’s festival features a convergence of classical music and contemporary music with performances and collaborations by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, David Lang, Louis...

Rock Documentary Brings Brothers Closer 

“Mistaken for Strangers” is making its Cincinnati premiere during the Cincinnati Film Festival! The rock-doc will be shown at Memorial Hall, Friday, September 6th.  In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career.  After ten years as a band, and five...