Watch The Shins’ Funny Or Die Sketch

Despite his pivotal importance in Garden State, Shins frontman James Mercer has never exactly seemed like the type of musician who would catch the acting bug. But he did a nice job of it in his band’s great “Simple Song” video, and now he’s also the star of a new Funny Or Die sketch called “Clapping Butter.” See, he needs to use the title substance to keep his claps from sounding like iron pans banging together. Whatever, just watch it.

Hey, but “Simple Song” is still a good song!

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