OK, now that still shot we posted from the “Australia” vid shoot makes sense. Those orange outfits aren’t prisoner uniforms, they’re prospective-prisoner’s uniforms! Not sure how petty theft ties into “Australia”‘s lyrics (or why the song’s called “Australia,” for that matter). But who cares, look at the pretty balloons! In related dopplegänger news, James Mercer may soon be a better actor than Kevin Spacey.
UPDATE: The Shins are criminals, Australia’s first settlers were criminals. Discuss.