Originally discovered them on one of Pearl Jam's forums but forgot about them....I remember liking them but don't remember the song
Will give this a listen.
Have they ever performed with Pearl Jam or Eddie Vedder?
'The National' isn't exactly the easiest band name to Google
you would think, but no not to my knowledge.
the new stuff has a lot more guitar work and a lot more piano work.....seems like most of the songs are piano-based.
system only dreams in total darkness is a sweet song to begin with - like how live they rock it up and add some screams in.
kinda what always drew me to them - they've got this whole moody indie rock thing, but the songs tend to swell up into big climaxes and then other stuff they go as far as having screaming. lots of range.