We’re thrilled that The Shins chose recordstoreday.com to premiere their brand new song, “SEPTEMBER”, the B-side of the “Simple Song” 7” single that will be in stores next week, and a little appetizer for their March 20 full length Port of Morrow.

It’s been a while since James Mercer has released music as The Shins, and we’re happy to be part of the lead-up to the release of the new album in March. The “Simple Song” 7” (which has the song we’re premiering, “September”, as the B-side) is coming out on Valentine’s Day (sappily appropriate if you read the Rolling Stone article and see what Mercer has to say about the song!), and Mercer has gathered some new folks around him for Port of Morrow (coming on March 20) and the upcoming tour: Janet Weiss (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) plays drums on some of the record, and Richard Swift from Modest Mouse, Yuuki Matthews from Crystal Skulls, Jessica Dobson and Joe Plummer will be hitting road with Mercer.

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