The National - "Graceless" Video

Every once in a while, the members of the National like to remind us that they do not just sit around morosely brooding all day, and it’s always fun when that happens. Case in point: The video for “Graceless,” an elegant wallow of a song from their new album Trouble Will Find Me. The video looks like it’ll be a classy affair, shot in glossy black-and-white and opening as the band members show up in dark suits at a palatial suburban house. (It actually belongs to the parents of frontman Matt Berninger.) But then they all start getting shitfaced, jumping into the pool fully clothed, careening down a Slip-N-Slide, and engaging in a few other forms of awesome collegiate-alcoholic hijinks. Check it out below.


(via Pitchfork)

Trouble Will Find Me is out now on 4AD.

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  1. The law of averages suggests that this band will do something wrong eventually, but it looks like it’s a good way off yet.

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