The National - "High Beams" by Brassland published on 2011/10/31 15:55:31 +0000 "High Beams" is one of the earliest known demos by The National. It was recorded circa 2000 & available on an early version of Brassland's website. It was out of circulation for half a decade before we shared it again in 2011 to celebrate Brassland's 10th anniversary. Brassland is and artist-operated label started in 2001 by Alec Hanley Bemis and twin brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner. We began with a pair of debuts by Clogs & The National, but our goal was to develop a community of creative folk, and the family has grown to include work by Nico Muhly, Buke & Gass, and Doveman among others.