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Matt Berninger is not confident about his band’s shot at an Oscar.

The National has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Think You Can Wait” (included in the film Win Win), but Matt thinks that they will “probably lose to a Muppets song [and] there’s no shame in that”.

He told Rolling Stone: “If we are in fact nominated that would be a blast, but none of us are crossing our fingers on that. Win Win was just a really fun project to work on. Tom McCarthy asked us to write a song for the end of the film. The whole thing was just a really good experience. So yeah, if it gets any more recognition, that would be just icing.”

About the new album, he says: “We’re just kind of building a bunch of little sketches of ideas, just kind of stocking them up. It’s a long, slow process, and that process has begun. But as far as any sort of idea as to when that process will end, we have no idea. Not for quite some time.”


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Fans of the band know that it usually takes The National a couple of years to finish up an album. But there’s good news, we might not have to wait that long for the follow up to High Violet.

According to Scott Devendorf, “We sort of know that worst-case, it’s going to take us a long time, every time. We’re tired of it taking forever.”

“Think You Can Wait,” a song written for the movie Win, Win was written and released quickly. Scott said “We were under deadline, so that helped, and it was someone else’s deadline, not our own. It was refreshing to do something quick.”

About the new album:

“We want to make something a little more direct sonically and a little less gauzy,” he says. “We’ll see — it could all change.”

Devendorf and the Dessner twins are also collaborating to release a Grateful Dead tribute album. The boys love the band, but, thankfully, don’t look to them for musical inspiration.


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