The Shins released their latest video from their celebrated Heartworms album. “Half a Million” was directed by LAMAR+NIK and composed of “5,566 stickers, hand cut from the 4,868 frames and animated by sticking them down on top of each other at each of the 40+ locations.”

The video juxtaposes the stop motion against live video in innovative ways, like using a white picket fence as a keyboard. Watch hundreds of stickers of James Mercer clap his hands. Watch a tiny Jon Sortland play drums on cheese and crackers. The video is fun and captures the lighthearted spirit of the band.

The Shins are on tour now, and play the Greek Theater on September 29th. You can get tickets here. Buy your very own copy of Heartworms on vinyl here.

Read the Get Some review of Heartworms here.

The Shins On Tour:
8/10  Gothenburg, SE                     Way Out West
8/11  Oslo, NO                               Oya Festival
8/13  Copenhagen, DK                    Vega
8/14  Hamburg, DE                         Grosse Freiheit
8/15  Berlin, DE                              Huxley’s
8/16  Cologne, DE                           Live Music Hall
8/18  Kiewit-Hasselt, BE                  Pukkelpop
8/19  Biddinghuizen, NL                   Lowlands Festival
8/20  Wales, UK                              Green Man Festival
8/22  Manchester, UK                      Academy
8/23  Nottingham, UK                      Rock City
8/25  Boulogne-Billancourt, FR         Rock En Seine
8/27  Turin, IT                                Todays Festival
9/23  Redmond, WA                        King County’s Marymoor Park
9/24  Spokane, WA                         Knitting Factory Concert House
9/25  Eugene, OR                           McDonald Theatre
9/26  Bend, OR                               The Athletic Club of Bend
9/28  Paso Robles, CA                    Vina Robles Amphitheatre
9/29  Los Angeles, CA                     The Greek Theatre
9/30  Berkeley, CA                          Greek Theater
10/1  San Diego, CA                       Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
10/3  Phoenix, AZ                            Comerica Theater
10/4  Santa Fe, NM                         Santa Fe Opera
10/5  Morrison, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/7  Reno, NV                                Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
11/2  Washington, DC                      The Anthem *
11/3  Brooklyn, NY                          Kings Theatre *
11/4  Philadelphia, PA                      The Fillmore *
11/7  Detroit, MI                             The Fillmore Detroit *
11/8  Columbus, OH                        Express Live! Indoor Pavilion *
11/10-12  McDade, TX                     Sound on Sound Music Festival
11/14  New Orleans, LA                   Civic Theatre *
11/15  Nashville, TN                        Ryman Auditorium *
11/16  Charlotte, NC                       The Fillmore Charlotte *
11/17  Atlanta, GA                          Coca Cola Roxy Theatre *
11/19  Ciudad de Mexico, MX           Corona Capital

* Baio supporting

Watch the innovative “Half a Million” video below:


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