Listen to The National’s beautiful performance for KCRW

The National - Photo KCRW

The National – Photo KCRW

Following their performance at Outside Lands and last night’s appearance on Kimmel, The National stopped by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic to play a special, stripped-down set. The band performed what they called “chilled out versions” of Trouble Will Find Me tracks like “I Should Live In Salt”, “This Is the Last Time”, and “Fireproof”, due to the absence of drummer Bryan Devendorf, who sat out the session in order to rest his injured back. Listen to the entire 45-minute program here.

The National may be a New York institution, but the band was in Hollywood last night as guests of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. As they continue to support their second straight CoS Top Star-earning record in Trouble Will Find Me, Matt Berninger and his brotherly bandmates performed “Graceless” and “This is the Last Time”. Watch the replay below.

In related news, The National are reportedly hard at work on a star-studded Grateful Dead tribute album with Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, The Walkmen, Kurt Vile & The Violators, and others. Can’t wait.

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