The National – June 27th, 2011


The Lone Scientists are excited to feature The National as our artist of the week.  The National formed back in 1999 in Ohio and are now based in Brooklyn, New York.  Perhaps the most unique part about the band is the deep voice of vocalist, Matt Berninger.  At times, it seems like his voice may even lull you to sleep.  The rest of the band demonstrates their talents on guitars, drums, bass and keyboards. Musician, Padma Newsome, from the band Clogs also frequently shows his talents on tracks with strings and other instruments. The National’s big break came with the release of their highly praised album “Boxer” in 2007.  Since then, they have toured with other indie-superstar bands like Arcade Fire, and have performed on TV programs like the Late Show with David Letterman. The National have released five studio albums since their debut in 2001, with each album solidifying their spot as one of the top bands of this decade. They last released “High Violet” in 2010, so hopefully there are plans for new music in the future.  We know you all will enjoy the music from The National this week.

-Lone Scientists

We’ll start the week right with The National’s hit, “Bloodbuzz Ohio,” off their album “High Violet.”

“Bloodbuzz Ohio” by The National

Check out this chill track, “Fake Empire.”

“Fake Empire” by The National

Take a listen to “Mistaken For Strangers” off their album “Boxer.”

“Mistaken For Strangers” by The National

Here’s an energetic track off The National’s 2005 album, “Alligator,” called “Mr. November.”

“Mr. November” by The National

Enjoy “Sorrow” off their last album “High Violet.”

“Sorrow” by The National


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