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The Shins – “Simple Song” January 10, 2012

Posted by gwyoung in Music, Track Reviews.
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For those of you fans who’ve been under a rock for the past few months, gateway-indie pop band The Shins are back in town in 2012 with their first new material since 2007’s Wincing The Night Away. “Simple Song” is our first taste of the new album, and also our first taste of the new band frontman James Mercer has put together since firing his old bandmates (as they didn’t have the necessary skills to play the songs he was writing) and forcing them to open up taco stands to earn cash. But really, Mercer is the talent behind The Shins, a fact which becomes all too clear through the soaring melody of Port Of Morrow’s first single. We can only hope the rest of the album is just as phenomenal. Click here to listen, courtesy of Stereogum. Also, check out the alluringly dark album art for the single and the album below:

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