Sorry if the Stereoserver’s Parse Errors meant you had to get some work done this morning. Let’s make amends with a clip from our favorite Brooklyn thrummers. Here’s the pitch: The National are playing a dim-lit cocktail party with folks too scared to mix it up, la-la-la-laa-laa-laa. Until Matt’s had a chance to tell the crowd about hiding away and obeying the TV a couple few times — that’s when the first soul braves the dancefloor. Feet and hands tap to Devendorf’s pulse, and when Berninger placates the crowd (“So worry not / all things are well / We’ll be alright / We have our looks and perfume”), that’s when the crowd gets shaking. Where’s that lady going at the end? All in all, it’s a higher class version of the Knife’s “Pass This On.” Without a transvestite.

Comments (8)
  1. Yes.

  2. Larry C  |   Posted on Sep 11th, 2007 0

    I’d be arrested immediately if I ever listened to this song in a Minneapolis airport bathroom stall.

    Try to listen to it without tapping on something, I dare you.

  3. Trevor  |   Posted on Sep 11th, 2007 0

    Nice riff on the album cover.

  4. James  |   Posted on Sep 11th, 2007 0

    After a couple of years of listening I saw them last night for the first time here in Orlando. It was simply one of the best small venues shows I’ve seen. Apartment Story comes off as a sing along anthem that would make Chris Martin cry in shame. Fantastic.

  5. michael  |   Posted on Sep 11th, 2007 0

    Perfect video for a fantastic song.

  6. Favourite song off Boxer. Love these guys muchly (especially Matt *swoon*).

  7. tom  |   Posted on Sep 11th, 2007 0

    that was perfect, not much else to say really

  8. Peter  |   Posted on Sep 11th, 2007 0

    I recognized about half the crowd as their friends and family. How awesome is that! Great video.

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