Although it’s nearly been three months since the release of Trouble Will Find Me, The National continue to leave audiences floored with their plaintive melodies and mastered sense of restraint. Whether it be in the blistering sun of a summer festival or the stage of a late night talk show, The National have breathed new life into some of the standout tracks from their latest album. Last night the band continued their recent streak of dazzling late night performances when they performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Performing “This Is The Last Time” and “Graceless” on Kimmel, The National brought a subdued sort of intensity to these new tracks. Vocalist Matt Berninger cuts through with a powerful baritone that ranges from plain spoken laments to shouted cries of sorrow.