Monday, April 04, 2011

VIDEO: The National :: Bloodbuzz Ohio

Below the jump, the video for "Bloodbuzz Ohio" accomplishes visually what the band was trying to do on High Violet exceptionally well. It's very slow, subtle, even a bit dry, in order to highlight the how uncomfortable the protagonist is in his own skin and in his own life. This dignified, bearded, suit wearing adult snaps his fingers like a lounge singer and wanders through fields in a trench coat. The martini he sips alone at a bar reflects the buzzing blood element of the song. The best and most telling part of the video is at 3:28 when he is indecisive about crossing his arms on a park bench. Read more about a Mango Nebula favorite album from 2010 here.

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