the shins - it’s only life

the latest video from The Shins, directed by Hiro Murai, features Mercer trapped in an apocalyptic suburbia by a group of monsters.

the shins - the rifle’s spiral

directed by Jamie Caliri

sketching the short’s narrative from any lyrics that grabbed his attention, Caliri had free rein to let his imagination run wild, resulting in a surreal stop-motion animation.

…enthusing about the current renaissance in music videos after also making a 3D version of the film exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS, Caliri observes: “it’s now more like the years before MTV, when music videos did not have a formula. you can be expressive and idiosyncratic.”

the shins - bait and switch

after sharing with fans the usefulness of Clapping Butter, The Shins continue to release music off their upcoming album Port Of Morrow. After a five-year hiatus, the band has already shared with us their singles Simple Song and September, now we get yet another brand new track called Bait And Switch. the video features the Oregon-based band playing the song live inside of a cabin/music studio located in Portland, Oregon. The Shins’ forthcoming album Port of Morrow is due out on March 20.