The National Perform 'Terrible Love'
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THE NATIONAL TALKS WITH ATUL GAWANDE: A CONVERSATION WITH MUSIC
Band of brothers.
The National was formed in Brooklyn in 1999 by the vocalist Matt Berninger and two pairs of brothers, Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devendorf. Its eponymous début album came out in 2001, followed by “Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers,” “Alligator,” “Boxer,” and, most recently, “High Violet.”
Atul Gawande, a surgeon, has been a New Yorker staff writer since 1998; his pieces “The Cost Conundrum” and “Letting Go” won the public-interest National Magazine Award in 2010 and 2011. The National is a mainstay of his operating-room playlist.