How many times have you heard someone decry the death of rock? With so many prominent and critically acclaimed bands declaring themselves to be post-rock, we often worry that these doomsayers may have a point. Then, we hear a song like "Hallways" by Canadian indie rockers Islands
. Like the kind of piano-driven, rootsy rock that Mumford and Sons is helping to repopularize, "Hallways" is unvarnished, retro-rock bliss. With a sing-along melody and the engaging orchestration, "Hallways" is pushed even further with a delightfully cheesy video with skeleton puppets that vaguely recalls the Grateful Dead's "Touch of Grey". Oh and speaking of the death of rock, the video features those skeleton puppets playing piano and upright bass. Enjoy!