The National's frontman Matt Berninger will be taking a nap after this interview.

"I was up at 6 o'clock this morning with my daughter," he says, "so I'm going to need to crash."

This is typical domestic behavior for the singer of a band whose critically acclaimed, baritone-based indie group has earned a legion of fans as well as inspired good-natured ribbing about its subdued qualities--the announcement of its sixth full-length, "Trouble Will Find Me," inspired a Twitter meme of suburban alternate titles, including "Birdwatching With Franzen" and "Hummus."

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