The Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral
Written by Alison on April 19, 2012
For those who haven’t heard, The Shin’s new album, Port of Morrow, is really great. That’s all I really have to say about it. The album retains the integrity of the band’s slightly experimental indie rock, but takes a more upbeat turn, (probably influenced from James Mercer’s time spent with Dangermouse), which makes for an enjoyable listen. As a girl who grew up in Florida, I was never given the chance to live out my high school dreams of singing at a Shins concert. Thankfully, now that I live in New York, I will get to make my alt dreams come true when I go to their last date at Terminal 5 (not the sold out April 29 show that St. Lucia is opening) in a few weeks. I’ve already looked up their setlist because I’m a nerd and it’s everything I could hope for. One of the songs that will be played is their new strong single “The Rifle’s Spiral.” The eerie stop motion music video was created by Jamie Carlili, the man responsible for creating the visuals for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy” video.