First single from The Shins‘ Port Of Morrow, out March 20:
Well, I suppose that’s fun, using the logo from the last Shins release.
is this a hidden mylo xyloto track?
I kid I kid
Many listens already, this track comes across as above average Shins until the third play, then it becomes magic.
oh yeah, the shins exist.
Excited they’re back and can’t wait to hear more. Just pre-ordered the album on iTunes so I could get “Simple Song” early. Like tomorrow early :) They have pretty cool deluxe pre-order packages too…
bex if your reading this, i fancy your sister.
I’m sorry by this just sounds like Weezer covering Coldplay and it just so happens to have James Mercer’s vocals laid on top.
Loving this track, glad to have some new Shins.
Not bad, they are less my cup of tea than Broken Bells, but not bad
@ SteveEugene, you are so right. Mercer remains a good songwriter, but this is total garbage.
Without Dave Hernandez and Jesse Sandoval as part of the whole, I feel James’ layers have been a bit hackney; nothing new, nothing noteworthy.
Sounds like more Wincing the Night Away- style filler material.
Would’ve been hard to think that the dude behind Inverted World and Chutes (both still surprisingly good from cover to cover) could consistently make such filler immediately after those two records.
That said, as little as I liked Wincing – Sleeping Lessons is still probably my favorite Shins song. So no matter how many mediocre songs the new record might have, we can hold out out hope for a few very excellent ones.
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