In The Shins' new video for their song “Half a Million,” James Mercer issues the clever line “I take the drugs but the drugs won’t take.” But you wouldn’t know that from the video, which features some pretty trippy visuals. Mercer enlisted the help of LAMAR+NIK, who created the video “with 5,566 stickers, hand cut from the 4,868 frames and animated by sticking them down on top of each other at each of the 40+ locations.” You can check out the visuals for “Half a Million” above.
The Shins came back in a big way this year--as they are wont to do--releasing Heartworms, their first studio album in five years, and launching tours in both Europe and North America. Mercer and company will kick of the North American portion of their tour at King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington on Sept. 23. The Shins will then be hitting a number of destination venues including The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre and The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
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