The National is an American Indie Rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio. They were formed in 1999 by Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Scott Devendorf and Bryan Devendorf. They were later joined by Aaron’s twin brother, Bryce. They released a self-titled album in 2001 and two years later, the band released Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers. But it was eventualy with third record Alligator that the band exploded worldwide becoming a major Indie Rock band with the help of other albums such as Boxer (2007), High Violet (2010) and more recently with Sleep Well Beast (2017).