Matt Berninger

  • Aired:  05/22/13
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Matt Berninger of The National talks about Cincinnati's staple spaghetti dish, perfectionism and his band's meaningless moniker. (3:07)

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: HEY, WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT HAS AN

ACCLAIMED ROCK BAND WHOSE NEW

ALBUM IS "TROUBLE WILL FIND ME."

I ASSUME IT'S A CONCEPT ALBUM BY

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

PLEASE WELCOME FROM THE

NATIONAL, MATT BURNINGER.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

THANK YOU FOR COMING ON.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

A LOT OF EXCITEMENT HAVING THE

NATIONAL ON HERE.

>> GOOD, THANK YOU.

Stephen: YOU HAVE A NEW ALBUM

OUT HERE.

IT'S CALLED TROUBLE WILL FIND

ME.

ALL RIGHT.

ARE YOU TEMPTING FATE WITH THE

NAME OF THIS?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT TROUBLE

WILL FIND ME?

HAVE YOU SEEN TROUBLE?

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR DUES?

>> NOT THAT MUCH TROUBLE BUT

AVERAGE HUMAN TROUBLE, I GUESS.

I THINK IT'S SORT OF...

>> Stephen: GOOD STORY.

WE WERE GOING TO CALL IT

THAT.

AVERAGE HUMAN TROUBLE.

>> Stephen: I LIKE THAT.

THAT'S GOOD.

IT FOUND ME.

YOU GUYS FROM CINCINATTI.

FROM CINCINATTI, DID YOU EAT THE

SPAGHETTI WITH THE CHILLY ON

TOP?

>> ONCE A WEEK ALL THE TIME.

Stephen: NOT MEANT TO.

IT'S IN LEVITICUS, I THINK.

YOU GUYS LIKE THIS THING OUT

THERE RIGHT NOW.

YOU GUYS ARE HUGE.

>> WE WERE DOING WELL.

Stephen: YOU'RE GETTING THE

COLBERT BUMP TONIGHT.

>> WE'RE NOT THAT HIP THOUGH.

Stephen: I DON'T THINK WE'RE

THAT... I'M.

>> I'M 42.

Stephen: YOU CAN'T BE HIP

BECAUSE THAT'S NOT THAT FAR AWAY

FROM A HIP REPLACEMENT.

>> IT'S HARDER TO BE HIP.

Stephen: GOOD TO KNOW.

YOU GUYS HAVE A REPUTATION OF

PERFECTIONISTS.

DID YOU REACH PERFECTION WITH

THIS ALBUM?

>> NO, NO.

I THINK WE JUST TRY TO MAKE

IT... WE ALWAYS LIKE TRY TO MAKE

A RECORD THAT WILL LAST FOREVER.

>> Stephen: NOTHING BIG, JUST

FOREVER.

SO BASICALLY JAMES JOYS'

ULYSSES, THIS ALBUM.

WHAT DOES THE NATIONAL MEAN?

>> IT DOESN'T... THE NAME OF THE

BAND...

>> Stephen: WHAT, WHAT?

IT WAS MEANT TO MEAN NOTHING.

Stephen: MOVE ON.

MOVE ON.

I DON'T WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME

OR THESE PEOPLE'S TIME.

>> OKAY.

Stephen: THAT'S NOT IT.

THANK YOU.

MATT BURNINGER, PLAY A SONG?

>> YEP.

Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

WITH A PERFORMANCE BY THE

NATIONALS.

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