Last Thursday, The National and Sufjan Stevens performed "Afraid of Everyone" on The Late Show with David Letterman. Everybody sounded fantastic - has anybody sounded better on late-night television in recent years? Letterman, who is notoriously difficult to impress, clearly loves the band - I haven't seen him react that way since TV On the Radio played "Wolf Like Me" four years ago. Just an awesome performance. The Nationa is on as long of a winning streak as anyone - three great studio albums, well-received contributions to two or three charitable contributions, and great shows at high-profile gigs like Glastonbury and the Pitchfork Music Festival. I know I post a lot of their videos in this space, but, they are the best working band in the country right now.