James Mercer Is Dead. Demolishes Family’s Home In Shins’ Video For ‘Simple Song.’

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In what could be the most interesting and thoughtful videos from The Shins to date, James Mercer plays the father of a family with deep-seated troubles.

In the eerie opening sequence, we’re treated to James singing “Simple Song” as a dead man.

It seems none of the children got along. The house was filled with so many bad memories. So, rather than continuing to fuel the family’s bickering, he settles it once and for all with the demolition of the place they called home.

This comes as a surprise to each member as they think they’re owed something more. But in the end, well, things change.


The Shins’ latest album, Port of Morrow, hits stores everywhere March 20th.

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