January 12, 2012 The Shins – Simple Song
Finally! For the hardcore Shins fans out there, it’s been a looong five years since they released anything new. While 2007’s Wincing the Night Away is a great album, it’s really exciting that they’re going to have a new one out. While the album itself is due out in March, their latest single titled “Simple Song” was released on Pitchfork on January 9th. The production style is similar to Wincing the Night Away, and James Mercer is still an absolutely brilliant lyricist. Simply put, “Simple Song” is a relief for those who’ve waited in anticipation for the Shins to bring back their awesomely melodic brand of indie rock.