The Shins are back with a new song called “Dead Alive” and it comes with an absurd new video featuring a very sleepy James Mercer and his creepy, lo-fi dreams. Mercer has called the new song and video a “Halloween gift while you wait for the album.” The new album, by the way, is set to drop in early 2017.
Earlier this week, The Shins shared a teaser clip featuring the words “I Gleek on Your Grave”—album title? new single?—and the phrase pops up again in the “Dead Alive” video. The Shins first used the phrase a couple months ago in a separate teaser on Instagram.
Watch “Dead Alive” below.
Here are the “I Gleek on Your Grave” teasers.