Rachel Antonoff - Presentation - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekLena Dunham, creator and star of the HBO series Girls, will be joined by The National —  making its first appearance as musical guest. Dunham hasn’t hosted Saturday Night Live before but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t a part of it. Last fall, the late-night show parodied Dunham and her HBO series with a faux promo featuring Tina Fey as new castmember Blerta from Albania. Dunham called the spoof a “true honor.” Check it out:

The National’s most recent album, Trouble Will Find Me, received a 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album and its documentary Mistaken For Strangers hits theaters last week of March. SNL returns with originals this weekend with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck.