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The National is an American indie rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, in 1999, and currently based in Brooklyn. The band's lyrics, which have been described as "dark, melancholy and difficult to interpret", are written and sung by Matt Berninger, a baritone. The band's music is composed and performed by Aaron Dessner (guitar and keyboard), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Scott Devendorf (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). The band has recorded six studio albums; the most recent, Trouble Will Find Me, was released in May 2013 and was nominated in the 2014 Grammys for Best Alternative Album.

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The National News

The National announce London O2 Arena date

The National announce London O2 Arena date

Band will perform on November 26 alongside Wild Beasts

  • Jul 14, 2014

The National say next album will see the band taking a 'different approach'

Frontman Matt Berninger says they will start working on their seventh album in October

  • Jun 16, 2014

The National joined onstage by Bon Iver and The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser at Primavera Sound

Jagwar Ma and Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa also collaborate on day two of the event

  • May 31, 2014

The National cancel gigs in Russia and Ukraine

The band have said they hope current political instability 'resolves in a positive, democratic and peaceful way'

  • Apr 22, 2014

The National's Matt Berninger sings animal song on children's album - listen

The Walkmen's Walter Martin is releasing a kids' record called 'We're All Young Together'

  • Apr 8, 2014

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The National Reviews

The National - 'Sea Of Love'

The National - 'Sea Of Love'

This wouldn’t have made the cut for ‘Alligator’

  • Jul 26, 2013

The National - 'Trouble Will Find Me'

How have Brooklyn's gloomiest reacted to becoming a big deal? With their most personal album yet

  • May 17, 2013

The National - 'Demons'

A terse and stately National anthem

  • Apr 16, 2013

The National

Boxer

  • May 23, 2007

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