Directed by Emmy-winner Jamie Caliri (he picked up an award for Outstanding Main Title Design for the main title sequence of Showtime’s United States of Tara), the clip casts a quirky shadow upon the track, one of the more ominous from the Portland indie band’s latest album.
As the synopsis from Nowness, the site hosting the video, details,
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.
Also, seeing Martin Scorsese’s Hugo three times subconsciously veered my thoughts onto the magic theme.”
Enjoy it below, and read our review of Port of Morrow if you haven’t already.