Aaron Dessner said the band has received “hate mail on Facebook” for supporting Obama. Regardless, The National’s support for Obama has not wavered.
Matt Berninger said:
“This is more important than a rock band. I know we’ve gotten responses from people (who) don’t like the fact that we’ve taken a position on it, and I don’t actually think artists or musicians necessarily have a responsibility to do that. But in our case, the five of us … talked about it and we were like, ‘Yeah, it’s worth it, for sure.’”
read the entire Berninger interview at The Lantern