The National are rapidly becoming more well-known after their many performances on several TV shows including The Mindy Project and The Simpsons. Their music is being played everywhere which is furthering their reach of grabbing listeners who probably wouldn’t listen to them.
I have been a fan of this band for a few years now and just like Interpol their music provided a cathartic experience to my life. I spent many days listening to “Boxer” and “High Violet” in their entirety and never became bored from it.
The National recently had a music guest spot on Saturday Night Live with host Lena Dunham. Their performance of their song “Graceless” is quite amazing especially with Matt Berninger shouting at the end. Check it out.