The Shins Tease New Album On Instagram

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 a late-2015 newsletter dispatch that new music was on the way, leading us to list a new Shins album among 2016’s most anticipated projects. And now there’s music, albeit in the form of an ultra-brief Instagram snippet. It’s accompanied by the hashtags #shinstagram #tokeemifyougotem #auralapothecary #lordelizabeth, so make of that what you will, and listen below.

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