Aaron Dessner

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Master crafters

In a perfect world, a great moment in music would come accompanied by a sense of grace, as if it had traveled far and long to reach you here and now. In short: great art is often the product of a lot of work — and work isn’t all that exciting.
The National come back from the drawing board
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 28, 2010

More than just 'Abel'

Berninger, eyes still closed, let the music overtake him as he led the audience in frenzied shouts of “I won’t fuck us over."
The National, Middle East Downstairs, June 21-22, 2007
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  June 25, 2007