Watch the National Flood 'Letterman' With Strings, NPR With 'Sea of Love'

Thought-rockers latest, 'Trouble Will Find Me,' is out now

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

The National's sixth album, the ominously titled Trouble Will Find Me, is officially out today (it's been streaming online for a week), and to celebrate, the Brooklyn baroque rockers crashed the Late Show With David Letterman last night (May 20). Supported by a string section, a horn player, and Doveman's Thomas Bartlett on piano, the dapper five-piece performed Trouble cut "Don't Swallow the Cap," a velvety, krautrock brooder. After the sullen notes disappeared into the ether, Letterman raised his voice over the audience's applause to state the obvious: "A lot going on there." 

What's more, the National also recently performed a live studio session for New York City radio station WFUV. The entire set, recorded on May 9, will reportedly air on the station's website tonight at 9 p.m. EST, but for now, the NPR affiliate has shared videos of the band playing Trouble highlights "Sea of Love" and "Graceless," which can be found below.



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