The Shins have returned from hibernation with all new members save frontman James Mercer and plan to issue a new album next year via Mercer's own Aural Apothecary label, an imprint of Columbia. It'll be the band's first new material since Wincing the Night Away, released in 2007 via Sub Pop Records. The new Shins lineup features Mercer, Richard Swift, Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse), Yuuki Matthews (Crystal Skulls) and Jessica Dobson.
The group has also announced some sporadic tour dates over the next several weeks, which can be seen below.
|8/8||Eugene, OR||W.O.W. Hall|
|8/9||Bend, OR||The Domino Room|
|8/10||Portland, OR||The Doug Fir Lounge|
|8/12||San Francisco, CA||Outside Lands Festival|
|9/22||Toronto, ON||Phoenix Concert Theatre|
|9/23||Philadelphia, PA||Popped! Festival|
|9/24||Boston, MA||Paradise Rock Club|
|10/15||Pensacola, FL||DeLuna Festival|