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The Shins – “Bail and Switch” (Video)

You know when bare bones, strictly performance music videos go out of style?  Never.  That’s why I approve of this one.  The Shins’ ‘performance’ was crisply shot and “Bail and Switch” is a rocking enough to track to keep you hanging in there.  Seems I’m really starting to like Port of Sorrow… These visuals also kind of remind me of Death Cab’s ‘Halls of Justice’ video performance series, in a good way (follow the in text link).  Jump and enjoy, children.

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The Shins – “September” (Video)

Not too long ago, The Shins graced us with the brand spankin’ new single for their track “Simple Song” and now, we have the B-side (with a video, no less).  “September” itself is a fairly listenable track but its accompanying video is another story.  Chocked to the brim with ‘wordy’ visuals, this video was inspired by the artwork of one Jacob Escobedo.  Jump away and give it a watch (and read).  Port of Sorrow is out March 20.  Enjoy.

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The Shins – “Simple Song”

It’s been four years since the Shins have put out a record and on March 20, they’ll be filling the void with an absolutely star-studded Port of Morrow.  But, if you just can’t wait, here’s the LP’s first single, “Simple Song”.  It’s sort of a snapshot of the band as they were a decade ago with a bunch of ooh’s and aah’s and an enormous, sing-song hook smack dab in the middle of the chorus.  I approve.  Jump and enjoy.

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