I got a hold of Boxer yesterday, the new record from The National, at this point, I am going to reserve judgment, (as I usually do around here), although I think it has some good songs. My co-worker, Anders, is a big fan. Stereogum has a pretty good interview with them here. The National will be playing five nights at the Bowery Ballroom, May 28 through June 1 (one show is already sold out).
PS It is harder to google The National than you might think.