I flail around on stage and have done that for a long time. It’s my way of losing my grip and letting loose and just becoming completely absorbed in the music. That is, luckily, fun to watch. Matt Berninger

I flail around on stage and have done that for a long time. It’s my way of losing my grip and letting loose and just becoming completely absorbed in the music. That is, luckily, fun to watch. Matt Berninger

I flail around on stage and have done that for a long time. It’s my way of losing my grip and letting loose and just becoming completely absorbed in the music. That is, luckily, fun to watch. Matt Berninger

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dolphinshark:

The National’s Matt Berninger by Chris Graham and Rae Graham
katherinecoplen:

grainy matt 
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katherinecoplen:

grainy matt 

"There’s something awkward about what we do and it’s not by design, it’s just what it looks like when we do it. There’s an unpolished and almost borderline foolish and embarrassing exposure. And I think that’s maybe why people can relate to it a little bit, because it’s very flawed and we’ve kind of learned to let it be that way."

"There’s something awkward about what we do and it’s not by design, it’s just what it looks like when we do it. There’s an unpolished and almost borderline foolish and embarrassing exposure. And I think that’s maybe why people can relate to it a little bit, because it’s very flawed and we’ve kind of learned to let it be that way."

"There’s something awkward about what we do and it’s not by design, it’s just what it looks like when we do it. There’s an unpolished and almost borderline foolish and embarrassing exposure. And I think that’s maybe why people can relate to it a little bit, because it’s very flawed and we’ve kind of learned to let it be that way."

"There’s something awkward about what we do and it’s not by design, it’s just what it looks like when we do it. There’s an unpolished and almost borderline foolish and embarrassing exposure. And I think that’s maybe why people can relate to it a little bit, because it’s very flawed and we’ve kind of learned to let it be that way."

"There’s something awkward about what we do and it’s not by design, it’s just what it looks like when we do it. There’s an unpolished and almost borderline foolish and embarrassing exposure. And I think that’s maybe why people can relate to it a little bit, because it’s very flawed and we’ve kind of learned to let it be that way."

"There’s something awkward about what we do and it’s not by design, it’s just what it looks like when we do it. There’s an unpolished and almost borderline foolish and embarrassing exposure. And I think that’s maybe why people can relate to it a little bit, because it’s very flawed and we’ve kind of learned to let it be that way."

"There’s something awkward about what we do and it’s not by design, it’s just what it looks like when we do it. There’s an unpolished and almost borderline foolish and embarrassing exposure. And I think that’s maybe why people can relate to it a little bit, because it’s very flawed and we’ve kind of learned to let it be that way."

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themockingbirdsrepertoire:

"You don’t need to hear all the lyrics. In fact…the things that you miss—that’s automatically, you’re sort of, like, putting yourself into it, if you do that. You know, you think it says one thing…. I think it’s actually more engaging when you don’t know, you know, so… I mean that’s how it is with me and music. Michael Stipe, his lyrics for, so long, were impressionistic and you couldn’t even hear what many of the words were and I think that was part of their power, you know, because they sucked you into it.”
—Matt Berninger, before singing “Bloodbuzz Ohio” Live, Director’s Cut

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“It’s really healthy to hate yourself, you should all hate yourself, otherwise other people will hate you”
— Matt Berninger (via iquitelikethekillers)

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tangledmazeofwords:

“Matt, you have an eyelash on your face.  Here, make a wish.”
That’s how I imagine this went.

tangledmazeofwords:

“Matt, you have an eyelash on your face.  Here, make a wish.”

That’s how I imagine this went.

“There are records that you just sink into. They coincide with what you’re going through and become an ally. If our records do that for people, that’s the greatest compliment I could ever receive. That’s one of the reasons making music is so important to me, because there’s a very strange emotional reach. For me—more than books or movies or other things—music is like a mainline to your heart.”