The Shins Release ‘Bait and Switch’ Performance Video
The Shins take a simple approach in their new video for ‘Bait and Switch,’ a clip that shows a performance of the song in the group’s rehearsal space in Portland.
Several cameras capture the action as the group plays the spunky track. Frontman James Mercer sings, “I finally had all my ducks in a row / Peace and quiet by means of subtraction / And how she got in, I’m not sure that I know / Two weeks on and my spine was in traction, my eyes in a basket.”
The video gives face time to Mercer’s new bandmates, who came onboard during the recording of ‘Port of Morrow,’ the first new Shins record in five years. Their harmonies and solid guitar work elevate the track, which sounds far more impressive than the music you’d generally hear coming out of a practice room.
‘Bait and Switch’ is the second video from ‘Port of Morrow,’ following lead single ‘Simple Song,’ which reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. ‘Port of Morrow’ arrives on March 20, preceded by an appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this weekend.
Watch the Shins Video ‘Bait and Switch’