Reporting Shannon Carlin
In the video for “Graceless,” The National get a bit rowdy. We’re talking get drunk, jump in the pool with all your clothes on kind of thing.
The black and white clip for the song, off their latest album, Trouble Will Find Me, was shot at frontman Matt Berninger’s parent’s house in Cincinnati, Ohio and features the guys having a debaucherous afternoon filled with potato shooting, beer, baseball, beer, slip ‘n’ sliding, bouncy castle-ing and more beer. All of which is done while wearing well-tailored suits.
And yes, the middle-aged band did all their own stunts.
“I gave myself a minor concussion, head injury on the slip and slide,” bassist Scott Devendorf told Rolling Stone.
We’re assuming Berninger totally got grounded after this shoot.