The Shins give another taste with “September”


The hype leading up to The Shins newest album, Port of Morrow, will not stop building. Today, The Shins released the track “September” which walks with bossa-nova style and feel good vibes. The result is a well-constructed love song written by James Mercer for his wife.

On writing the song, Mercer told Rolling Stone “The trouble I got in was I told Marissa, ‘This is going to be your song,’ so I knew the lyrics had to be right on. I wanted it to be a diamond—and I feel the work paid off.”

“September” is the B-side to “Simple Song” on a 7″ single available on Valentine’s day.

Port of Morrow will be released March 20.


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  • Tony Russo

    Both of the singles that I’ve heard from the upcoming album sound near-identical to the old Shins.

    • Tony Russo

      So needless to say I am yet unimpressed if not entirely bored.

      • ThoseToCome

        @Tony Russo I could see you compare it to Wincing, but both albums are radically different from Chutes which was, perhaps, their most harmonically adventurous. Follow the voice leading on that album—it lends to some of the most mysterious and complex melodies written in the last twenty years.

        So, for one, you are wrong. But even were I to concede your point, the logic you took to get there is incorrect.

        Happy listening.

    • ThoseToCome

      @Tony Russo I could see you compare it to Wincing, but both albums are radically different from Chutes which was, perhaps, their most harmonically adventurous. Follow the voice leading on that album—it lends to some of the most mysterious and complex melodies written in the last twenty years.

      So, for one, you are wrong. But even were I to concede your point, the logic you took to get there is incorrect.

      • Tony Russo

        @ThoseToCome Of course my problem is that I didn’t start listening to the Shins until after their last album, so I have little concept of chronology or development. This song no doubt is more divergent from the past than their first single, I’d say, but I would love to see some more positive developments after a 5 year break.

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