♫♪  High Llamas - “McKain James”

Man, oh man. If there’s any art form out there that complements catchy, colorful, pocket-symphony-style, British jangle-pop better than STOP-MOTION ANIMATION, I’ve certainly never come across it (and I’m a brilliant genius and polymath who’s come across everything ever, so I know what I’m talking about).

Which is awesome news for fans of “London-based musical group” (bravo, Wikipedia) the High Llamas, who just issued a new album on Drag City called Here Come The Rattling Trees (a concept-album comprising “five views to the low-key ups and downs of the British middle class”) just last week.

And now, lo and behold, we’ve not only got a brand new video on our hands for the adorably breezy track “McKain James,” but said-video is a delightful stop-motion animation eyeball-feast. It was created by none other than TMT-BFF Elisa Ambrogio (of Magik Markers). And believe me, it’s got it all goin’ on. Choppy swirling flowers and shrubbery? CHECK. Smiling skeletons? CHECK. Cute little clay animals makin’ stuff happen? DOUBLE-CHECK. But enough, already. Slap a giddy little smile on your face in advance and double-check the thing out for your damn self down below.

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