For The National, alternative rock heroes formed in Cincinnati, life is good! They have just come off of a Grammy Nomination for their newest album Trouble Will Find Me. Now i’m partial to Nine Inch Nails so i can’t say that they should have won over the gents at Vampire Weekend, but if NIN (My favorite Band) wasn’t nominated i definitely would have gone for them. Crisp choruses, beautiful melodies, Post-Punk Glory, Lead Vocalist Matt croons like the scruffy American offspring of Ian Curtis.
“Don’t Swallow the Cap” and “Sea of Love” are my favorites from the album and they will both get you into the band pretty quick. Some say this is rock for dads and I say those would be some pretty cool dads…
-Anthony Day Grandin