The Shins unveil new video for ‘The Rifle’s Spiral’ – watch

US indie rockers debut video for the opening track on new album 'Port Of Morrow'

The Shins have unveiled their new video for ‘The Rifle’s Spiral’, the opening track from their fourth album ‘Port Of Morrow’.

The animated video, which features a magician and a giant rabbit, was directed by Emmy Award-winning director Jamie Caliri and premiered in 3D on Nintendo 3DS.

‘Port Of Morrow’ was released on March 19 and also features the single ‘Simple Song’. Released on The Shins’ frontman James Mercer’s Aural Apothecary label via Columbia Records, it also featured Modest Mouse Drummer Joe Plummer and Wild Flag’s Janet Weiss. It was the band’s first LP since 2007’s ‘Wincing The Night Away’.

Last week the band played Coachella Festival as part of a current US tour. Last month, they played the UK for the first time in over four years, performing two shows at London’s HMV Forum.

You can watch behind-the-scenes footage of the making of ‘The Rifle’s Spiral’ below:

To watch a video for ‘September’, the B-side of the first single from ‘Port Of Morrow’, scroll down and click on the link below.