Watch the National Play 'Day I Die' on 'Ellen'

December 5, 2017
By Scott T. Sterling The National took their alt-rock for adults to The Ellen DeGeneres Show today (Dec. 5), rocking the daytime TV crowd with an exuberant take on "Day I Die." Related: The National's 'Dark Side of the Gym' Features Beautiful Ballet  Taken from the National's Grammy-nominated album, Sleep Well Beast (it's up for Best Alternative Album), the song's double-drummer beat and stream-of-consciousness lyricism was enough to elicit a howl from DeGeneres when it was over. Watch the performance below.