The National: Exile Vilify (video)

I’m not really sure what the Portal video-game series is about – when does the new Madden come out anyway? – but a new song by the National, Exile Vilify, was included on the Portal 2 soundtrack earlier this year.

A couple months ago, Valve Software and the band launched a video contest, and, as reported at Pitchfork, there is a winner, whittled down from 320 entries. Director C.F. Meister created a somber visual that follows around a really sad sock puppet. I’ve seen some sad socks in my day – many of which reside in my top drawer – but this one takes the cake.

You can watch that video above and watch the runner-up – or what the folks at Portal 2 are calling 1.00000000001th Place – below:

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