The National performed to a sold out crowd at the Wang Theatre last night. It’s hard to believe that it has taken some time for this Ohio-based indie rock band to hit their stride. But let’s not shed any tears for The National; they’re in a good place. Great, in fact.

They performed songs from all over their discography map, including a handful from their new album “Sleep Well Beast”, an intimate and autobiographical work of art (maybe their best to date?). Several of the albums songs were co-written by frontman Matt Berninger’s wife Carin, and are told in the first and second person which makes the listening experience all the more personal. We love it. And this show — it was incredible.

Photographed on October 5, 2017 by Michael Last.