International player Matt Berninger appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon yesterday to play “I’m Waiting for the Man” – a cover of the Velvet Underground classic (not, as Fallon announced, a track from his latest solo album, Serpentine Prison ). Check it out below.
Berninger has history with the Velvet Underground: In 2016 he and Andrew Bird reported on Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”. Berninger also recorded a cover of “European Son” from The Velvet Underground and Nico for the Serpentine Prison (and scrapped it on the advice of Booker T.).
Earlier this month Future Islands remixed Berninger’s “One More Second”. The National released their final LP, I Am Easy to Find, last year and will be releasing portions of their early catalog on vinyl and CD early next year.
Read the Pitchfork Review podcast, “Matt Berninger of The National, on the music that made him”: