ALSO AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN 3D EXCLUSIVELY ON THE NINTENDO 3DS
The Shins have teamed with Nowness.com to unveil the clip for “The Rifle’s Spiral” from their acclaimed Port Of Morrow (Aural Apothecary/Columbia) album. “The Rifle’s Spiral” is available for the next 24 hours exclusively at http://smarturl.it/theriflesspiralvideo. It can also be viewed in 3D only on the Nintendo 3DS.
The stunning visual interpretation of “The Rifle’s Spiral” was realized by Jamie Caliri, whose animated efforts have garnered accolades including an Emmy and three Annie awards. Caliri’s influential short works include the sweeping end titles for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, theatrically released spots for KCRW Los Angeles and animated spots for United Airlines. Though currently focused on feature projects, Caliri’s 21-year-plus career has also found him directing music videos, including the Best Music Video Grammy-nominated “Early To Bed” by Morphine.
“The Rifle’s Spiral” follows in the tradition of previous Port Of Morrow videos including the live in studio “Bait And Switch” and its accompanying “Clapping Butter” short feature that premiered atFunnyorDie.com, and “Simple Song,” which received a brilliantly dark treatment from DANIELS. Port Of Morrow was release March 20 and has been lauded by THE NEW YORKER as an album that brings Shins mainman James Mercer “closer to the lineage he’s been gradually writing himself into: the lush psychedelia of XTC, on an album like ‘Skylarking,’ or even seventies pop acts like Joe Walsh…”
The Shins are currently on tour until further notice.