by / May 17th, 2010 /

The National and Sufjan Stevens on Letterman

The National performed ‘Afraid of Everyone’ on Letterman last week with their friend Sufjan Stevens on backing vocals and tamborine duties. Sufjan contrasts Berringer’s baritone with some soaring round-vowelled coos.

Stylish as always, the band played with a tightness and urgency that make them one of most exciting live bands of recent years.