The National frontman Matt Berninger started his Social Distancing Distortion Playlist shortly after coronavirus quarantine began, he's been updating and expanding it weekly, with themes that are "subject to change according to moods and events." He just added a ton of more songs to the playlist, including a highlight of the just-released Perfume Genius album Set My Heart on Fire Immediately ("Nothing At All"), which sits alongside newly-added songs by Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Octagon, Ramones, The Stone Roses, The Stooges (in what is a fun little run of "I Wanna Be Sedated," "I Wanna Be Adored," and "I Wanna Be Your Dog"), Kendrick Lamar, Sharon Van Etten, David Bowie, and tons of others. Listen to the current version of Matt's playlist, which is now 208 songs and over 15 hours long, right here:
Matt also continued to tease his upcoming debut solo album, Serpentine Prison, with an ominous black-and-white video of waves crashing off a pier in an undisclosed location. The National then shared the video and wrote "Keep an eye on Matt Berninger's page for an upcoming announcement." Stay tuned!
Matt also recently posted a Periscope link called "Prison Audio" with in-studio footage, but that link has since been taken down.
Last but not least, The National's weekly series of releasing live concert videos from their archives is continuing right now with their 2018 set from Netherlands festival Best Kept Secret. Last week's was Pukkelpop 2019. Watch both below. You can help support The National's touring crew on GoFundMe.
Check out pictures of The National's 2018 There's No Leaving New York festival set in the gallery below.