The National Bring “Conversation 16” to Letterman, With an Assist from Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Perry

02/02/2011 9:19 AM |

One of High Violet‘s many slow-burning growers, “Conversation 16” has gotten something of a makeover lately, with newly crunchy guitars and a heightened sense of chaos throughout. Matt Berninger’s vocals are even less front and center than usual here, too, which would be sort of a shame if it wasn’t also so charming. Take note of Arcade Fire‘s Richard Reed Perry, who adds some background vocals, a little guitar and a totally sweet vest.