Video: The Shins – Simple Song

Plenty has changed with The Shins in the five years since the release of their last studio album. The Portland-via-New Mexico-based act, has essentially become the sole property of lead singer James Mercer, who replaced the rest of the band with all new members. On March 20, Mercer & Co. will release their fifth studio album, Port of Morrow, which coincidentally will also be their major label debut. Earlier this week The Shins released the Wes Anderson-inspired music video for the album’s first single – Simple Song. Let’s check it out…

The ShinsSimple Song

The Shins will head out on a lengthy world tour on March 22, which includes high profile festival stops at Coachella, Sasquatch! and Bonnaroo, but prior to all of that they will be the musical guest on the March 10 episode of Saturday Night Live, which will be hosted by Jonah Hill.

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  1. Woah. The shins is one of those bands that is able to actually capture emotions from past experiences and bring them right back as if we were emotionally time traveling. The blend of this song and video is magical, immaculate, and unforgettable. I consider myself incredibly lucky to be living during a time that a band like The Shins exists… I’m simply blown away by everything they do. I am so anxious for the works on the new album… just three more weeks away!

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