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- Posted on Feb 1st 2010 6:02AM by Matt Glazebrook
Still, at least the bandmates have experience at this kind of intra-group squabbling in the run-up to new album D-Day. Berninger said, "When we were making 'Boxer,' it got so tense between all of us that we worried whether we could even continue being friends and being a band toward the end. It was just so stressful on everybody. This time around, it's still as tense, but we're not worried. We realize that this is just what happens to us when we're near the end of making a record."
The singer has also revealed that the National's as-yet-untitled fifth set will see a return to the band's bombastic roots following their relatively restrained fourth effort, and that the disc will feature a reprise of Sufjan Stevens' guest singer slot on 'Boxer', albeit this time in the form of "some weird little backing vocal melodies -- no words."
The National will hit the road in late April for a brief North American and European in support of the new collection, which is due to hit stores in May.