“The Rifle’s Spiral” (Video)

    It feels like the Shins are everywhere at present. James Mercer and his band are heavily treading the promo wheel, although they got some respite when it came time to shoot the video for “The Rifle’s Spiral.” This clip is a fully animated affair, directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Jamie Caliri. “I have always loved Edward Gorey’s illustration work and his influence is apparent throughout the video,” said Caliri. “Also, seeing Martin Scorsese’s Hugo three times subconsciously veered my thoughts onto the magic theme.” Sadly, we can’t show you the clip here on Prefix—head over to this site to check it out.