Records chosen by The National's Scott Devendorf


Although formed during the post-punk revival of the late '90s, the National took inspiration from a wider set of influences, including country-rock, Americana, indie rock, and Britpop. The lineup began taking shape in Ohio and officially cemented itself in New York, with baritone vocalist Matt Berninger joining forces with two sets of brothers -- Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums), and Aaron (guitar) and Bryce Dessner (guitar). In 2008 they curated the charity compilation Dark Was The Night which featured an impressive array of artists, including Sufjan Stevens, Bright Eyes, Bon Iver, Cat Power, Belle & Sebastian, The New Pornographers and more.

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