3:01 Pick Me Up: Shimmering Stars

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      Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the most cruel time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m. (except for days when we're too busy, lazy, or physically incapacitated), we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart. If the following clip doesn’t bring you temporarily back to life and help get you through the rest of the afternoon, chances are you’re dead inside.

      Today's offering: Vancouver's own Shimmering Stars imagine a world in which non-human animals like to rock the fuck out with all the enthusiasm of their bipedal counterparts. The song "Role Confusion" comes from the reverb-revering band's latest album, Bedrooms of the Nation. You don't have to be Canadian to appreciate that title, but it helps.

      Shimmering Stars play Electric Owl on August 2.