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Listen: The Shins - Port of Morrow

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It's been five years since The Shins have given us a new album. Back when Wincing The Night Away was released in '07, lead singer James Mercer and crew were coasting on a wave of indie adoration; they amassed legions of new fans after having their song "New Slang" prominently featured in the 2004 film Garden State (remember? that innocent, pre-Black Swan Natalie Portman proclaiming "You gotta hear this one song, it'll change your life I swear" to Zach Braff?). James Mercer took a detour with his side project Broken Bells for awhile, but indie rock lovers can breathe a sigh of relief as The Shins return with their fourth studio album, Port of Morrow, which was released today.

Eager to hear the new album? Have a fear of committment? Go ahead, stream Port of Morrow in its entirety here, including their first single "Simple Song." Also, for kicks and giggles, check out this clip from the TV show Portlandia featuring singer James Mercer, The Decemberists' Colin Meloy, and Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker as the fictional band "Echo Echo."

 



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