Witness a live performance by the American indie-alternative band whose 2017 album, Sleep Well Beast, won a Grammy award.
Formed in 1999, the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger, plus two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).
Full of abandon and quiet contemplation ****
The National continue to penetrate your thoughts better than any shrink *****
The National’s new songs defy the idea that maturity means settling down and discovering clear-cut choices.