Monday, April 16, 2007

"Australia" by The Shins

This is my first favorite song from The Shins new album Wincing the Night Away. But as I watched the video that you may enjoy below, a few things kept nagging at me.

1. I don't know if he's the lead singer (and I don't want to know and probably don't want to remember his name or all semblance of indie cred will be gone), but the Lead Shin with the binoculars kept reminding me of Kevin Spacey, kind of like he's Kevin Spacey's less famous brother.

2. When the Heavyset Shin (wearing the bush outfit) was running back into the van, I couldn't prevent the image of Captain Caveman from leaping into my brain.

3. Why do Indie Bands insist on wearing clothes that are thirty years out of date? I guess I'm equally "out of date."

4. Were you, like me, expecting the balloons to form into some recognizable shape when they were floating away . . . and were you also thinking about this impressive technicolor stunt with bouncy balls?

1 comment:

Sven Golly said...

1. That is, indeed, the little-known Kven Spacey with the huge binocs.
2. Literary reference to MacBeth, "...when Birnham Wood doth march to Dunsinane."
3. If you wait long enough, it will come back in style.
4. What, you didn't see the cryptic message clearly written in balloons?