News Flash: "Shine" Named Video of the Year

Yes, it's been confirmed.  The New Yorker's Sasha Frere-Jones has declared "Shine" to be the music video of the year.  Not that we needed to hear it from the chumps at The New Yorker, as we've been on this story for months at Epic Mail.  That said, it's always nice to hear some confirmation from the "real" media.  Additionally, his comparison of "Shine" to early ABC is intriguing (anyone who lived in Braxton and remembers all those ABC-fueled dance parties should recall such masterworks as "Poison Arrow"), and not just in terms of guitars, as this photograph of frontman Martin Fry should attest:

Let the conspiracy theorizing begin.

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