The Shins’ new music video for “The Rifle’s Spiral” is a dark tale of the battle between good and evil magicians, told in stop-motion animation. The video was directed by Emmy Award-winning director Jamie Caliri and has a Tim Burton vibe.
The video follows a bejeweled magician playing to an invisible crowd who “borrows” a rabbit from a cruel sorcerer. When they track down the thief, things get a little wild.
“The Rifle’s Spiral” is the lead track from their latest album, Port of Morrow.
Watch it below:
The setting in the new video for the Shins’ Bait and Switch is a high school rock band’s paradise, a step up from their parents’ garage. The video features the band rocking out in a wood-panneled room at night. It’s comparatively simple (go figure) than the morbid video for their previous release Simple Song.
The two songs are taken from their upcoming fourth studio album Port of Morrow, which is out on March 20. James Mercer’s quirky and charming lyrics are perfect for a chill-out weekend morning.
Watch the video below: