This is something I’ve hoped for, for a while anyway, and I thought they had nearly gone too big to do it, but thankfully it’s not the case. The National are picking the teams for ATP next December (7th-9th), and they’ve already got a few of the cool kids on board, with Owen Pallet, Kronos Quartet and the Antlers amongst the already confirmed names. You can get full details here.
The National have been slugging away for many years, and are already up to their 5th album, with the last three being more than a bit special. Here’s a song from the cover album the Philistines, with the lovely ‘Twenty Miles to NH’.