Dec 162011

From ‘The King is Dead’, the album released this year, the video was directed by Michael Schur, who is known for co-creating NBC’s The Office. The clip is a dark tribute to David Foster Wallace 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which is a dystopian vision of North America in the near future. “I had this funny idea that a good video for the song would be a re-creation of the Enfield Tennis Academy’s round of Eschaton – basically, a global thermonuclear crisis re-created on a tennis court – that’s played about a third of the way into the book,” Meloy told NPR. “I found a kindred spirit in Michael Schur, a man with an even greater enthusiasm for Wallace’s work than my own. With much adoration and respect to this seminal, genius book, this is what we’ve come up with.” (courtesy

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