With Grammy weekend upon us, many acts are in the middle of a two-day bender of glitzy parties and buffets of industry platitudes. Meanwhile, The National spent the lead-up to the Big Day living it up at the one place all true rock stars flock: CBS.
The Brooklyn outfit stopped by CBS This Morning: Saturday for an interview and performance in continued support of last year’s Trouble Will Find Me, which is up for Best Alternative Album. The pre-taped interview segment saw Matt Berninger and the Dessner brothers discuss the band’s rise from their Brooklyn loft, their breakthrough with Alligator, and whether a bump in fame and starting families kept them hungry. Back in the studio, they performed stirring renditions of “Don’t Swallow The Cap” and “I Need My Girl”.
Watch the interview here, and replay their performance below.
The National 2014 Tour Dates:
01/31 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
04/10 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
04/11 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
04/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center
04/15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
04/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
04/21 – Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live #
04/22 – Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live #
04/26 – Berkley, CA @ Greek Theatre %
05/09-11 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
06/12/15 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
* = w/ Daughter
# = w/ Warpaint
% = w/ Portugal. the Man