THE SHINS brilliant “Simple Song” official video
+ New Album Release Tomorrow
A Senior James Mercer talks to the Mercer family via video after his death and sends them on a scavenger hunt to find the deed of the house with constant flashbacks of the torture of their childhoods. MORE brilliant than the video are the new sounds of The Shins set for release tomorrow March 20.
Pitchfork says it best in this feature album review seen here
“More so than any other Shins album, Port of Morrow doesn’t sound like it belongs to any particular decade or style, instead hopping around like some fully loaded AM radio dial that cranks out gem after gem. There’s the sugary new-wave “Bait and Switch”, “No Way Down“‘s meat-and-potatoes American pop-rock (right down to the “Jack & Diane”-biting guitar hook), the title track’s creeping psych-soul bombast. Most surprisingly, there’s “Fall of ‘82”, a Steve Miller Band-meets-Chicago lite-rock hybrid— muted trumpet solo!— that also works as a “Summer of ‘69” update. (These are all good things.)”