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auto 12-14-11 04:16 PM

The Shins: Port of Morrow - New Album in March
 
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The Shins have announced that their next album, Port of Morrow, will be released in March via Columbia and James Mercer's own Aural Apothecary imprint. It follows 2007's Wincing the Night Away.

Mercer wrote all the songs and played most of the instruments. The album was produced by Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, the Bird and the Bee).

An exact release date and tour in support of the record will be announced soon.

01 The Rifle's Spiral
02 Simple Song
03 It's Only Life
04 No Way Down
05 September
06 Bait and Switch
07 Fall of '82
08 For a Fool
09 40 Mark Strasse
10 Port of Morrow

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I guess this band is a one man show now. Hope it can live up to the first three records.

cungar 12-14-11 04:26 PM

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About time. I hear they're a totally new band except for James Mercer. Let's hope they retain some semblance of their sound.

I saw the new girl guitarist at a Bob Mould tribute last month. She was a rather mundane player.

Rocketdog2000 12-14-11 05:40 PM

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If it sounds anything like either the last Shins album, or even Breaking Bells, I'll be quite happy. Regardless, looking forward to it.

JAA 12-15-11 06:16 AM

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Their last album was by far my favorite. Looking forward to this very much.

CRM114 12-15-11 08:47 AM

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The Shins have never equalled Oh Inverted World and probably never will. Still one of the few bands I'd buy their album on release day.

cungar 12-15-11 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by CRM114 (Post 11043253)
The Shins have never equalled Oh Inverted World and probably never will. Still one of the few bands I'd buy their album on release day.

I think Chutes Too Narrow is their best album by far.

CRM114 12-15-11 10:00 AM

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I suppose if Oh Inverted World didn't exist. :)

cungar 12-15-11 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by CRM114 (Post 11043347)
I suppose if Oh Inverted World didn't exist. :)

I like both but Oh Inverted World leans a little bit on the twee side for me. A bit too Belle and Sebationy for my tastes. I totally got hooked on Chutes Too Narrow for about 6 months so it will always be my favorite.

I think they will be a completely different band with this new release. We'll see if Mercer still has the songs.

CRM114 12-15-11 11:25 AM

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I hate that term but I know what you mean. To me, the album is more mysterious. When it came out, it felt mysterious and delightfully strange. Then they became somewhat over produced (I suppose just produced) but still good.

cungar 12-15-11 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by CRM114 (Post 11043498)
I hate that term but I know what you mean. To me, the album is more mysterious. When it came out, it felt mysterious and delightfully strange. Then they became somewhat over produced (I suppose just produced) but still good.

Of course the most damaging (and beneficial as far as exposure) thing that ever happened to the Shins was the "The Shins changed my life" line from Garden State. After that, you caouldn't tell anyone you like them without hearing "did they change your life? HA HA HA".

Hiro11 12-15-11 12:18 PM

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So is Mercer a complete asshole? What happened to this band?

Rocketdog2000 12-15-11 07:18 PM

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For most intents, Mercer is The Shins. While there are other people who have been part of the band, he has always been the primary creative force behind the group.

I forget the exact story of why he parted ways with the last incarnation of the band.

starseed1981 12-16-11 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by cungar (Post 11043313)
I think Chutes Too Narrow is their best album by far.

Agreed. Hopefully, like Wincing, this one will be able to be "previewed" three months early.

DJLinus 01-09-12 07:18 PM

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First song - "Simple Song" - streaming on his/their site: http://simplesong.theshins.com/

Not bad.

cungar 01-09-12 09:16 PM

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Sounds really good

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Buford T Pusser 01-12-12 12:19 PM

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News I can use!

Quake1028 01-15-12 10:22 AM

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I can't stop listening to Simple Song.

starseed1981 01-15-12 11:42 AM

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Damn...thats really good imho.

Buford T Pusser 01-15-12 06:37 PM

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I'm afraid I don't like this new song.






That's right.

I LOVE IT!

atlantamoi 01-16-12 04:04 AM

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Yeah, that's a really solid tune. Chalk me up as a big Oh Inverted World fan. It's amazing how much this band has influenced where indie rock has gone the last few years.

kurupt 01-20-12 07:26 PM

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I guess if I could only keep one Shins record, it would be Chutes Too Narrow, but I'm a big fan of all three. Their artistic evolution has been extremely enjoyable. The new single sounds great too.

Throwing Copper 03-16-12 02:35 PM

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The record comes out on Tuesday.

I've listened to it a couple of times and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.

The Amazon bonus track are pretty good, too.

This is a must purchase for me.

Mordred 03-16-12 03:17 PM

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I liked it a lot, but I don't think it quite has the hooks that Wincing the Night Away did. I need to give it a few more listens to fully get an opinion on it though.

cungar 03-16-12 03:26 PM

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Meh. I like about half the songs. The ones that sound like the Shins to be exact. The rest sounds like mellow 80s pop. Fall of '82 sounds like Steely Dan. I don't know what to make of the mess of a title track. Way too overproduced too.

Throwing Copper 03-18-12 06:36 PM

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I've listened to this 4 times now. Really loving it.

Only 2 of the 10 tracks are so so for me.

CRM114 03-19-12 09:03 AM

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My local record store had it out Saturday so I picked it up. I've only listened to half of it so far but it's really good. Better than their last album.

Quake1028 03-19-12 10:38 AM

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Can't wait to pick it up tomorrow along with The Hunger Games Soundtrack.

starseed1981 03-19-12 10:42 AM

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Its easily their weakest album imho.

Buford T Pusser 03-19-12 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Throwing Copper (Post 11154689)
The record comes out on Tuesday.

I've listened to it a couple of times and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.

The Amazon bonus track are pretty good, too.

This is a must purchase for me.

Bonus tracks on Amazon? The listing I see doesn't show what songs are on the cd release.

Throwing Copper 03-19-12 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser (Post 11158604)
Bonus tracks on Amazon? The listing I see doesn't show what songs are on the cd release.

I think they may be from an import release. The bonus tracks I have heard are:

1. Pariah King
2. The Waltz is Over


I like both of them and think one of them or maybe both could've replaced a couple songs on the record.

Buford T Pusser 03-20-12 12:01 AM

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Amazon has track listings now and no mention of those songs.

Throwing Copper 03-20-12 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser (Post 11158813)
Amazon has track listings now and no mention of those songs.

That's weird. I believe one might be a b-side to a single. They definitely are not on the American version in stores.

Buford T Pusser 03-20-12 07:44 AM

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Stores is not Amazon. Hmmmm.

cungar 03-20-12 10:48 AM

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Pariah King is available iTunes. I agree that it's better than a few songs on the album like Fall of '82 and For a Fool.

The Bus 03-20-12 03:51 PM

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Why is this not on Spotify, when their other albums are?

Throwing Copper 03-21-12 09:27 PM

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The Shins performed on David Letterman the other night.

After the show, they did a 1 hour and 5 minute concert in studio. It's fun and you can view at the Letterman/CBS website.

http://www.cbs.com/late_night/liveon...ault&play=true

The Bus 03-26-12 05:58 AM

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A good album, maybe a great album, but not a great Shins album.

CRM114 03-26-12 09:20 AM

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The only "great" Shins album was their first so...

cungar 03-26-12 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by CRM114 (Post 11166824)
The only "great" Shins album was Chutes Too Narrow so...

Fixed

Supermallet 03-26-12 06:00 PM

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I really like this one. I never thought The Shins were a great band to begin with, so I'm satisfied with very good.


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