The National is my all time favorite band. They needed a thread here, so I made one. If you come into this thread only to disparage their name, you will be asked to leave. Looks like the new album is due out September 8, which is basically what I was thinking when the summer release date idea got squashed by Storf. It's a ways away, and these next few months are going to be especially tough to get through, but I'm very happy to finally soon have a new album by my favorite band.