You know the monster on the cover of Port of Morrow, the latest album from The Shins? We thought they were friendly until seeing them in today's video of the day, when a group of them drag James Mercer through an apocalyptic suburbia. Be safe, James. Be safe.
The Shins look completely average. There’s nothing spectacular about them, visually speaking. A recent promotional photo shows them shirtless and wearing life jackets. They’re pale and scrawny, chubby and unshaven, bearing bed head that resembles a 2nd grader with a working mother. Lead singer James Mercer is wiping his nose. They look bored, indifferent, like they’re ready to jump off the dock and go for a swim. Maybe. The picture doesn’t really let you know what to think, but fans of the band will easily recognize it as an in-joke. These guys aren’t that serious.