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.
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Family battles and a hidden property deed are the main subject matters of The Shins’ new music video for “Simple Song.” Singer and instrumentalist James Mercer stars as a recently deceased and formerly sadistic father who pulls one last menacing prank on his three children. The practical joke is even worse because he doesn’t get to see how it’s played out.
Though the subject matter is disturbing, it’s handled with humour. I also love that it’s shot in a home-video style. [ChartAttack]