The Shins Return With New Album/Tour

The next record from the Shins will arrive via Aural Apothecary  (James Mecer’s’ label)– and its associated major label, Columbia (also the label home of Mercer’s side project with Danger Mouse, Broken Bells).


The Shins’ new album, expected in 2012, will be the band’s first since 2007’s Grammy-nominated "Wincing the Night Away." The band has also lined out some dates (listed below) where Mercer will be backed by Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer, Yuuki Matthews of Crystal Skulls, singer/songwriter Richard Swift, and singer/songwriter Jessica Dobson.


The Shins Tour Dates:
8/8: Eugene, Ore. (W.O.W. Hall)
8/9: Bend, Ore. (The Domino Room)
8/10: Portland, OR (The Doug Fir Lounge)
8/12: San Francisco, CA (Outside Lands Festival)
9/22: Toronto, Ontario (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
9/23: Philadelphia, PA (Popped! Festival)
9/24: Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
10/15: Pensacola, FL (DeLuna Festival)


Source Billboard


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