If you needed proof that even the most serious indie rock bands have a sense of humour, look no further than this music video for The National‘s “Conversation 16”. I don’t want to give away too much away, but it involves actress/comedian Kristen Schaal (Mel from Flight of the Conchords) playing the President of the United States, and actor John Slattery (Roger Sterling from Mad Men) playing her lovesick bodyguard. Hilarity ensues. The song is from the Brooklyn band’s latest album, High Violet, which was one of my favourite albums of last year. Check it out if you haven’t already.

Watch the video after the jump …

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