L to R: Bryce Dessner, Scott Devendorf, Matt Berninger, Bryan Devendorf, Aaron Dessner.
The National are becoming a household name for rock/indie music these days, but the band's been around since 1999. Maybe it's because of their characteristic slow, moving, introspective songs not being radio hits, or maybe it's because they weren't making music for anyone but themselves.
Or, maybe, you just kept missing each other.
The good news is that it's okay, and there's plenty of time for you to get acquainted with this creative, unsuspecting group of guys as they continue their rise to music masterdom. Their 6th and latest album, Trouble Will Find Me, was nominated for Best Alternative Album Grammy in 2014, just sayin'.
The National is made up multi-instrumentalis brothers Bryce (also an acclaimed composer) and Aaron Dessner (writes most of the music)