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“This record has very little insecurity. It was a blast to make, and it’s really fun to play live.”

Talking with The National’s Matt Berninger before the band’s first Vegas show

January 18th, 2018

“This record has very little insecurity. It was a blast to make, and it’s really fun to play live.”

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