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.
Trouble Will Find Me is out now on 4AD.