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About The National

While indie rock stalwarts the National emerged from Brooklyn in the early 2000s amidst a garage rock revival that included bands like the Strokes and the Walkmen, they distinguished themselves by drawing from a wider set of influences. Merging elements of alternative country-rock and chamber pop as well as post-punk into their moody, crafted indie rock, their earliest albums won a dedicated fan base and critical praise before they made an impact on the charts with their fourth LP, 2007's Boxer. As they continued to embrace a more expansive, orchestral sound, they catapulted into the Top Three in multiple countries with 2010's High Violet. They remained a Top Three act throughout the decade, which included the Grammy-winning Sleep Well Beast from 2017.

ORIGIN
New York, NY [Brooklyn]
FORMED
1999

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