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Here at YEW!, we adore The Shins.

In anticipation of Friday’s release of their new album, Heartworms, The Shins hosted two sold-out shows at The Observatory in North Park.  Despite not dropping for days, the band focused a lot on the forthcoming album, playing seven songs.

James Mercer, celebrating his 21st anniversary with the Portland band, told Billboard “I made a concerted effort on some songs to fit the palette, to use the palette that I’ve historically used for the band.”

The above video shows Mercer playing acoustic for a small, private audience at Croce’s (in 2012.)

The Shins’ current set list:
So Now What
Simple Song
Half a Million
Australia
Mine’s Not a High Horse
Girl Inform Me
Gone for Good
Mildenhall
Saint Simon
Cherry Hearts
Sealegs
The Rifle’s Spiral
Painting a Hole
Phantom Limb
Name for You
Fantasy Island
Caring Is Creepy

Encore:
Kissing the Lipless
New Slang
The Fear
Sleeping Lessons