When James Mercer rebooted the Shins with Port Of Morrow in 2012, it was the band’s first album in five years. Now, unbelievably, another four years have transpired with only the Zach Braff soundtrack one-off “So Now What” to show for it. But there’s good news for the world’s Mercer devotees. The Shins hinted in […]
Photo by Ceilidh Madigan The Shins' last record was 2012's Port of Morrow. Now, it seems new material is on the horizon. In a "#shinstagram" post tagged with the name of James Mercer's record label, Aural Apothecary, the band shared a snippet yesterday of what sounds like a new track. Show More Summary
Just a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coal to Asia from the Port of Morrow in Boardman, Oregon, the Long Beach City Council achieved the opposite. In a 9-0 vote,...Show More Summary
Even today, I can’t bring myself to listen to much of Port of Morrow, that Shins album. But, I’ve quit smoking cigarettes.
The Shins served as musical guests on last’s night’s episode of Conan, turning in a sparkling rendition of the percussive Port Of Morrow album track “No Way Down.” And as an online bonus, they also did “The Rifle’s Spiral.” One nice thing about Conan: The sound in the studio is always so clean you could [...]
Last night, the Shins stopped by "Conan" in support of this year's great album Port of Morrow. They performed "No Way Down" and gave a web-exclusive performance of "The Rifle's Spiral". Here's their music video for "It's Only Life"...
The Shins will pay a visit to Conan tonight in between two SoCal gigs. The band, touring in support of their recent album Port of Morrow, will squeeze in a late-night performance between their Sept 30 San Diego and October 2 Universal City shows and will be on the road through December. Show More Summary
The Army Corps of Engineers has decided that the transfer of coal from trains onto barges in Oregon’s Columbia River is not worthy of a full environmental impact study. For now. At issue is the Morrow Pacific Project, a coal transfer facility that is a key pivot point in Ambre Energy’s plans to export American coal to Asia. Show More Summary
Here's a new music video for the Shins' "It's Only Life" from Port of Morrow, created by the Adult Swim show "Children's Hospital". Warning: it features a blood drive, and as such, the video gets pretty bloody and gross. "Children's Hospital"'s fourth season will premiere on August 9. After the clip, watch the official "It's Only Life" music video.
An enchanting video for “It’s only life” has surfaced from The Shins’ Port of Morrow release, a sparkling production by director Hiro Murai, who previously worked behind the camera for the likes of St. Vincent, Bloc Party, and Usher. The video takes us on an adventure through a post-apocalyptic suburbia with an imaginative and brave [...]
The new Shins video for “It’s Only Life” features an imaginative kid patrolling an abandoned town while James Mercer gets dragged off by shadowbeasts. Hiro Murai directs. Watch it below. Port Of Morrow is out via Sub Pop.
As promised, here's the music video for the Shins' "It's Only Life" from Port of Morrow. The video, directed by Hiro Murai (who directed St. Vincent's "Cheerleader"), takes place in an apocalyptic suburb where monsters have captured James Mercer. Subscribe to Pitchfork.tv on YouTube here.
On Wednesday, Pitchfork.tv on YouTube will premiere the music video for the Shins' "It's Only Life" from Port of Morrow. Directed by Hiro Murai (who directed St. Vincent's "Cheerleader"), it features frontman James Mercer trapped in an apocalyptic suburbia by the creature from the cover of Port of Morrow, designed by Jacob Escobedo. Show More Summary
Long-time indie heavyweights The Shins have released a video for Port Of Morrow cut “No Way Down.” The piece takes us behind the scenes of the band’s Portland studio. Filmed from a modest hand-held camera perspective, the video observes what appears to be a casual practice session. The simplicity of it all is beautiful and without embellishment. With [...]
The latest video from the Shins very-good-to-great LP Port Of Morrow registers in a similar fashion to the Shins weakest songs: no frills but still perfectly pleasant. This is fine, because when the band really hits it song or video-wise, it’s a totally memorable affair. (Case in point on both fronts: “The Rifle’s Spiral.”) Here, [...]
Photo by Chris Tuite The Shins are about to kick off a fairly extensive summer tour in support of their latest album, Port of Morrow. Today, the band added more dates to their busy schedule for the fall. Check them out, as well as the video for "The Rifle's Spiral", below. Show More Summary
Some people say they see ghosts; I hear them. Specters of beings that once were spry, and whole, and alive. That filled their pockets with snails, only to let them go one by one all day. I don’t claim any supernatural powers. Just listen to Port of Morrow and you can hear them too. Show More Summary
There seems to be an earnest desire amongst many critics to predict what Port of Morrow, the Shins’ fourth record and first post-Dangermouse, might signify: “Is Port of Morrow their ‘experimental’ album?” “Can we justify describing this...Show More Summary
James Mercer’s main project The Shins has a darker aura to its sound on Port Of Morrow, and now one of the album’s most straightforward rock songs has a video to match that atmosphere. The fanciful stop-motion video for "The Rifle'sShow More Summary
We had a peek at the Shins’ Nintendo 3DS-premiered, 3-D video for Port Of Morrow single “The Rifle’s Spiral,” and now James Mercer and Nintendo Corp have allowed the internet to enjoy the creepy, Coraline-y animated thing in full (albeit in 2-D). Director Jamie Caliri tells Nowness that the illustration work of Edward Gorey and [...]