The Decemberists – “Calamity Song” Video

By Corban Goble / August 22, 2011 - 3:29 pm

The Decemberist’s new video is awash with hip jump-offs: It’s directed by Michael Schur (Parks And Recreation writer, Mose Schrute in several episodes of The Office, enthusiast of nerdy stuff) and it’s based on a scene from David Foster Wallace’s influential fiction tour-de-force Infinite Jest. Here’s Schur in his own words, via NPR:

The Decemberists are my favorite band, and Infinite Jest is my favorite book. This was tantamount to telling me I had just won two simultaneous Powerball lottery jackpots, on my birthday, which was also Christmas.

Scroll down below to check out the lit-inspired group’s lit-inspired video.


(via NPR)

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