After more than five years away The Shins are breaking the silence. Their new album Port of Morrow is set to be released on March 20th and the few tracks I have heard so far sound fantastic.
This week The Shins released the video for their new track “Simple Song”. The song is great and the video gave me goosebumps right from the start. I’m not sure if that is because of the eerie feeling I get from seeing James Mercer’s corpse singing at the beginning of the video or because of the striking resemblance of this dysfunctional family to members of my own.
Goosebumps or not, the video reminds you instantly just how good The Shins are (even if Mercer is the only original member left).
If you make it out to the Gorge for the Sasquatch! Music Festival this year, The Shins are a must see that you won’t regret.