The National shared a third taste of their Trouble Will Find Me LP today, following “Don’t Swallow the Cap” and “Demons” with a studio/video version of a cut they premiered live on Late Night last week, “Sea of Love.” The Sophia Peer-directed clip — a single shot of the band performing in a room fronted by an awesome, air guitar-playing kid — arrived with a kind of scavenger hunt from the band, who called it “a loving homage to one of our favorite punk rock videos.” It took some digging, but after getting sidetracked by the Buzzcocks’ “What Do I Get?” for a moment, we found the video’s true inspiration: Zvuki Mu, a Russian punk outfit who’ve worked with Brian Eno, among others. Both the video, which is a near-replica of “Grubiy Zakat,” and track itself bear similarities to the 1995 song. Both are also pretty awesome. Check out the original clip below and the National’s above.
Zvuki Mu – “Grubiy Zakat”