3:01 Pick Me Up: The New Pornographers

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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: the New Pornographers' video for "War on the East Coast" features A.C. Newman and Dan Bejar walking around what looks like an industrial area of Los Angeles while all kinds of shiz goes on around them. We have no idea what it's about, but then we have no idea what "War on the East Coast"—or any other New Pornographers song—is about. Vancouver gets a shout-out, however, so we're happy Newman hasn't forgotten his roots.

      The New Pornographers' latest album, Brill Bruisers, comes out August 25. You can see the band live at Pemberton Music Festival this weekend.