This morning, The Shins
released their music video for "It's Only Life," the newest single off of their 2012 album, Port of Morrow
. In it we split time between an ankle-dragged James Mercer and a child who's wandering around a wasteland, seemingly making the best out of the end of the world. It's sort of poignant how the kid is doing all the things he'll probably never get to actually do -- drive a car, shoot fireworks -- while the adult Mercer is dragged to an assumed grotesque death at the hands of a shrub-looking monster. Anyways, for a Shins a song that's a tad dour, did you expect anything else besides a monster-apocalypse music video?
See it below.