photos by Ryan Muir
NYC representin' in the desert....
The National brought the horns, Doveman, the tight-ass Boxer songs "Mistaken For Strangers" and "Brainy," and some Alligator via "Baby, We'll Be Fine," etc. Fittingly, the sun set during their performance, casting a softer light on their always elegant sounding pop. Berninger has reached a point where he can just pull back from the mic and look into the crowd and elicit a roar. He's the anti-Ashcroft, and it works. [Stereogum]