Video: The National – Graceless

In a recent Facebook poll we asked people what their favourite albums of the year are so far, and way out front was The National‘s fantasticĀ Trouble Will Find Me.

The band have been quiet for the most part since they released the album back in May, so they decided to remind us all that they’re alive and kicking by releasing a new video for perhaps the album’s highlight “Graceless”. The video shows the band….being….uncharacteristically enjoyable to be around.

They tend to have an image of being grandads, but in this video they’re getting drunk, they play baseball with water balloons, they hit up a slip-n-slide, and fire off a few rounds from a pipe gun. All while looking like the dapper suited-gentlemen we’ve come to know and love.