The Silent Years’ self-titled debut, out Oct. 24, melds the earnestness of Ted Leo and the windswept melodies of Doves with shimmering aplomb. “Someone to Keep Us Warm,” the album’s first single, is a charming, ultramelodic indie-pop gem, and it’s now soundtracking an entrancing video set in what appears to be a diorama. In the clip’s neverworld, bears chase puppets of the band up trees just before they have to cross winter tundra, stare down angry penguins, and sail through crocodile infested waters. But in the end, their fate isn’t so dire: The video pans out revealing the band as the marionettes, orchestrating their puppets escape from inside the box.
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