The Shins preview first album in four years with new song “Painting A Hole” — listen

Heartworms officially lands in stores in just seven days

Photo by Philip Cosores

Next week, The Shins will let loose Heartworms, their first album in four years. The Port of Morrow follow-up, due out via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records, has thus far been teased with a trio of songs: “Dead Alive”“Name For You”, and “Mildenhall”. Ahead of the March 10th release date, James Mercer & co. have unboxed another offering with “Painting A Hole”.

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While precedessor “Mildenhall” saw the indie rockers take on Americana, this new cut comes off as a cross between the usual Shins fanfare and Mercer’s groovier Broken Bells side-project with Danger Mouse. There’s also some synth-y stuttering that faintly recalls Wolf Parade.

Stream it for yourself down below. Catch the band live on its current Heartworms tour.


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