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Band Update: The National

January 29, 2010
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Matt Berninger, the lead singer of The National, recently sat down with Pitchfork for an interview. This is definitely a band that I consider to be one of the best, and the interview is very good and offers a look at what the future is for this band. Check it out here.

Something cool from the interview:

Pitchfork: Sufjan Stevens played on the last album. Do you have any guests on this one?

Matt Berninger: We have a bunch of people who have come in and out of the studio, which is behind Aaron’s house. It was sort of an open door policy; friends come over and do stuff. So a lot of people did do things. I don’t know exactly how much of everything we’re going to keep. I will say that Sufjan did something that we are going to keep on a song. He sang some weird little backing vocal melodies– no words. It was on a song that had just the right sort of odd, creepy vibe. There are a few other people that have come in and out. I don’t want to say who yet [laughs] because we still might be editing them out. But I’m pretty sure that the little Sufjan vocal thing is going to be in there. It really did something special with that song.

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