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Bryce shows up in this ad for D’Addario & Company, “an American manufacturer of high quality musical accessories including strings for all stringed instruments, cables, drum heads, drum sticks, reeds & many more.”
Bryce himself uses D’Addario products, and the video has “So Far Around The Bend” in the background (the track which the National contributed to 2009’s charity LP Dark Was The Night)

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“Think You Can Wait” (an original song which the band composed for Win Win) has been nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards. Listen to it above and click below to see the full list of nominees.

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the on stage collaboration happened at The Beacon Theatre during The National’s five day residency in NYC.

watch below:

“Bloodbuzz Ohio”:

“Terrible Love” (ft. Trey and Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond):

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for such a serious band, these guys sure do some silly things…

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this is impressive, but it felt more emotional a few nights ago, sans microphones, with the crowd singing along…

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The band played these gems for Toronto’s Q1 LIVE. I love the direction the band is taking, but I want more! Listen and download below:

The National – Rylan [mp3]

The National – I Need My Girl [mp3]

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The National played a perfect set last night. Specifically, they played “Geese of Beverly Road”, which might just be my all time fave National song. And “Baby We’ll Be Fine”. Seriously. Amazing. Watch Matt B crowd surf during “Terrible Love” below:

BONUS:
the last song of the set. the crowd sang along with the band and the openers, sans microphones. beautiful.

set list:

Runaway
Anyone’s Ghost
Mistaken For Strangers
Baby, We’ll Be Fine
Bloodbuzz Ohio
Squalor Victoria
Afraid Of Everyone
Conversation 16
Son
The Geese of Beverly Road
Sorrow
Abel
Murder Me Rachael
Green Gloves
England
Fake Empire
Encore:
About Today
Mr. November
Terrible Love
Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

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