Watch: The National Open for President Barack Obama in Des Moines, Iowa
It's not the first time the band have shown support for Obama. In 2008, they played a rallyin Ohio for Obama's presidential campaign (along with the Breeders), and their song "Fake Empire" was used in Obama campaign ads.During the 2010 midterms, they opened for the President in Wisconsin. In 2008, the National also soldt-shirtsand pins to benefit the Obama campaign, using the title of their song"Mr. November".
Prior to the Des Moines rally on Saturday, the band's guitarist Aaron Dessner gave an interview to Des Moines Metromix about the band's relationship to politics. Also, hear frontman Matt Berninger talk to... [via Pitchfork]
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