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The Shins perform at WBEZ for Sound Opinions

The Shins perform "Simple Song" from Port of Morrow (Aural Apothecary)

James Mercer has been the driving force of The Shins since they formed in 1996. But in the five years between Wincing the Night Away and their new album Port of Morrow, the band underwent a wholesale personnel change- leaving Mercer the sole founding member. To mark the release of Port of Morrow Mercer played a solo set of songs for Sound Opinions.

The Shins perform "It's Only Life" from Port of Morrow (Aural Apothecary)

The Shins perform "New Slang" from Oh, Inverted World (Sub Pop)

Download this performance on the Live Music Thursday podcast.

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