The Decemberists nos sorprenden con el videoclip del tema Calamity Song, tercer single del álbum The King is Dead.

Michael sobre la canción declaraba: «I wrote «Calamity Song» shortly after I’d finished reading David Foster Wallace’s epic Infinite Jest… 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.»

El co-director del vídeo, Michael Schur, ha comentado como referencia para el vídeo la novela “La broma infinita” de David Foster Wallace.