Music Video: The Shins “The Rifle’s Spiral”

Emmy-winning director Jamie Caliri was tapped to produce the newest video from Portland-based indie rock heavyweights The Shins for the single “The Rifle’s Spiral.” Sketching the short’s narrative from any lyrics that grabbed his attention, Caliri had free rein to let his imagination run wild, resulting in a surreal stop-motion animation. “I have always loved Edward Gorey’s illustration work and his influence is apparent throughout the video,” says Caliri. “Also, seeing Martin Scorsese’s Hugo three times subconsciously veered my thoughts onto the magic theme.”  “The Rifle’s Spiral” comes off of The Shins recently released fourth album, Port of Morrow. Watch it below. Enjoy.