Matthew Donald Berninger
University of Cincinnati
Grammy nomination for Trouble Will Find Me
Berninger featured in the documentary "Mistaken for Strangers"
Records "Rains of Castamere" for "Game of Thrones"
High Violet debuts at No. 3 on album charts
Their song "Fake Empire" is featured in Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign
Alligator is first album for new label, Beggars Banquet
Sophomore record, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
First album, The National
Reteams with Devendorf for The National
Forms the band Nancy with Scott Devendorf
His portrait was painted in 2010 by British artist Joe Simpson.
With the National, sang the standard "I'll See You In My Dreams" for the "Boardwalk Empire" soundtrack.
A dedicated fan of "The West Wing," Berninger will watch all seven seasons back to back every few years.
The National's song, "Afraid of Everyone," was Berninger's way of addressing his fears about becoming a new father.