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.

Comments (2)
  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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