The Shins performed two new songs live in London last month, “Dead Alive” and “Rubber Balls”. And this week the band has premiered the video for the former. It has arrived just in time for Halloween, it seems. The video starts at a drive-in, with a skeleton hand popping up out of a grave up on the big screen. But we see that this is something James Mercer is merely watching on television. We’re then taken through a series of odd and creepy shots and motifs. Also, the production for this song harkens back to Chutes Too Narrow, just a bit. This track definitely sounds like it could have come from that album.
Turns out that this new Shins album will be released early next year. The band made an appearance on our Artists That Have Disappeared Who Need To Come Back list. The Shins returned quicker than I imagined. This new album is the follow up to their 2012 project Port of Morrow.
Anyway, what do you think of the new video? Be sure to let us know in the comments down below.