The Shins - "Simple Song" Video

In the video for the Shins’ “Simple Song,” James Mercer’s videotaped final will and testament sets off a nostalgia-triggering treasure hunt. “To my three children; I couldn’t decide which of you to give the house to,” dead Mercer says, “so I didn’t choose any of you. Because, as you know, each of you hates my guts.” Head to iTunes to get the video.

Comments (14)
  1. Such a great video. Glad to see the Shins’ streak of amazing videos is still going.

  2. Wow, this is amazing. I’m not a big fan of music videos but they really went all out on this one, really beautifully shot. They did a pretty good job with the old man makeup on Mercer too.

  3. Great video. I like the sort of Wes Anderson vibe it had. A Wonderful song as well, I can’t wait for the new album!

  4. I love this. Seriously can’t get enough of the Shins.

  5. Great video. And it seems that The Shins now has a new female member. Is that official? Who is she anyway?

  6. Frickin’ great in my opinion. Not just because of the idea/camera work/imagery, but because I like how this shows us that the other members are, well, ACTUAL members of The Shins and not just collaborators with Mercer.

  7. I loved this song when I heard it and now that I’ve seen the video, I love it even more. Great comeback for the Shins. Can’t wait for Port of Morrow on 3/20!

  8. Yes! I cannot wait for this album. This video is one of the best videos I’ve seen in awhile. James Mercer is brilliant. You can actually go download this music video for free on iTunes right now

  9. From that still, I at first though this video started Matt Berninger.

  10. i missed the shins so much. welcome back.

  11. I really want to see this video, but is there a non-iTunes way of seeing it? I would rather not install that on my computer.

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