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The Shins Share Two Videos for Two Different Versions of “Name For You”

Heartworms Out Today via Aural Apothecary/Columbia

Mar 10, 2017 The Shins
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The Shins released a new album, Heartworms, today via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. The band has already shared four songs from the album: “Dead Alive,” “Name For You,” “Mildenhall,” and “Painting a Hole.” Now the band has shared two videos for “Name For You,” one for the album version of the song and another for a new, darker version of the song the band is labeling as the “Flipped” version. Watch both videos below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Shins drummer Jon Sortland directs the album version, which stars pro-skateboarders Savannah Headden and Samarria Brevard. The “Flipped” version is directed by Zaiba Jabbar and co-directed by Sortland and Mark Watrous. It stars Trace Lysette (Transparent) as images of a nighttime dance party are projected on frontman James Mercer.

On Wednesday Mercer announced a new competition where you can win the band’s very first touring van, a 1990 Ford 350 Clubwagon. The band explained in a press release: “We bought it with our first advance from Sub Pop and toured the country in it for years. Now we’ve cherried it out and want one of YOU to keep the journey alive.” To win the van you need to go to to enter. The band want you record a video of you or your band covering a track from Heartworms and then you need to upload it by April 4 at 11:59 PM PST using #ShinsVanContest. The Shins released a brief video of Mercer driving the van and explaining its history.

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:

March 28 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon
March 29 - London, UK - Apollo Hammersmith
March 30 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
March 31- Zurich, SUI - M4Music Festival
April 21- Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University; Rites of Spring
April 22-23 - North Charleston, SC - High Water Festival
May 12-14 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 26-28 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
June 2-3 - Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
June 3-4- Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Festival
June 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
June 15-18 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
July 28-30 - Oro-Medonte, ON - Wayhome Music & Arts Festival

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