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Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: NULL
Years Active: 1999-present

The National are a Brooklyn-based indie rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1999. The band's lyrics are written and sung by Matt Berninger in a distinctive baritone. The rest of the band is composed of two pairs of brothers: Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Scott and Bryan Devendorf. Aaron plays guitar, bass and piano, Bryce plays guitar, Scott plays bass and guitar, and Bryan is the drummer. Padma Newsome, from sister band Clogs, often contributes strings, keyboards, and other arrangements and instrumental flourishes. Their first album "The National" was released in 2001 on Brassland Records, a label founded by band members Aaron and Bryce Dessner, along with their friend Alec H...

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