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Heartworms Out Now via Aural Apothecary/Columbia

Jul 24, 2017
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The Shins released a new album, Heartworms, in March via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Now frontman James Mercer has stopped by NPR's offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. For the uninitiated, Tiny Desk Concerts are stripped down sets recorded at the desk of Bob Boilen, the host NPR's All Songs Considered. Mercer did an acoustic set of two Heartworms songs ("Mildenhall" and "The Fear"), as well as "Young Pilgrims" from 2003's Chutes Too Narrow. Watch the performance below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

The Shins have already shared four songs from Heartworms: "Dead Alive," "Name For You," "Mildenhall," and "Painting a Hole," as well as two separate videos for two separate versions of "Name For You." They also covered The Smiths' 1986 classic "Panic" for a live Spotify session. Heartworms is the follow-up to 2012's Port of Morrow. As usual, it was all written by Mercer, but this is the first Shins album since 2001's Oh, Inverted World that Mercer has also self-produced (with the exception of "So Now What," which was produced by Richard Swift).

The Shins Tour Dates:

7/27 Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
07-28 Oro-Medonte, Ontario - Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
07-29 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
07-30 Burlington, VT - Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
08-01 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
08-02 Boston, MA - House of Blues
08-04-06 Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga
8/10 Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West
8/11 Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
08-13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
08-14 Hamburg, Germany - Grobe Freiheit
08-15 Berlin, Germany - Astra Kulturhaus
08-16 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
8/18 Kiewit-Hasselt, BE - Pukkelpop
8/19 Biddinghuizen, NL - Lowlands Festival
08-20 Brecon, Wales - Green Man Festival
08-22 Manchester, England - Academy
08-23 Nottingham, England - Rock City
8/25  Boulogne-Billancourt, FR - Rock En Seine
8/27 Turin, IT - Todays Festival
9/23 Redmond, WA - King County's Marymoor Park
9/24 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
9/25 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
9/26 Bend, OR - The Athletic Club of Bend
9/28 Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
9/29 Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre 
09-30 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater &
10-01 San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union &
10-03 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater &
10/4 Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Opera
10-05 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater &
10/7 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort and Casino 
11/2 Washington, DC - The Anthem *
11/3 Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre *
11/4 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore *
11/7 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit *
11/8 Columbus, OH - Express Live! Indoor Pavilion *
11/10-12 McDade, TX - Sound on Sound Music Festival
11/14 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre *
11/15 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
11/16 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte *
11/17 Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy Theatre *
11/19 Ciudad de Mexico, MX - Corona Capital
 
* Baio supporting
& with Spoon

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