Watch The National thrill and inspire at Rock the Garden

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The National close out the night for Rock the Garden 2019. (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)
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  • The National - Quiet Light 04:22
  • The National - Hey Rosey 04:40
  • The National - Don't Swallow The Cap 04:33
  • The National - Oblivions 03:50
  • The National - Where is Her Head 04:30
  • The National - So Far So Fast 06:35
  • The National - The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness 04:14
  • The National - Graceless 04:54
  • The National - Easy To Find 04:32
  • The National - Fake Empire 03:26
  • The National - Rylan 04:09
  • The National - Light Years 03:13
  • The National - Terrible Love 04:49

The National painted the summer sky with songs from their latest album, I Am Easy To Find.

The National's instruments sprawled across the stage, and blue-and-white tapestries fluttered among horn players, drums, and an upright piano. Matt Berninger was joined onstage by two singers who filled in for the many guest vocals on I Am Easy To Find: Zoe Randell (of the Australian band Luluc) and Mina Tindel (who appears on the album's track "Oblivions").

"You guys have one of the best radio stations anywhere," Berninger told the audience. The crowd sang along to favorites like "Bloodbuzz Ohio" and "Fake Empire" as Aaron and Bryce Dessner delivered delivering wailing guitar solos and softly plunked piano parts.

Berninger hopped off the stage at multiple points in the night to wade through the crowd. With just minutes left in their set, the National launched from "Mr. November" into "Terrible Love" while Berninger snaked through the audience, hair ruffled and forehead-to-forehead with fans.

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    The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Bryce Dessner of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Matt Berninger of The National performing at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Matt Berninger and Pauline de Lassus of The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Matt Berninger of The National performing at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    The audience at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Matt Berninger of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    The National close out Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Matt Berninger of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Matt Berninger of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Matt Berninger of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Pauline de Lassus of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Aaron Dessner of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Aaron Dessner of the The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Matt Berninger of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    Bryce Dessner of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
    The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)