Shins – “Goodbye Girl”

Last week we mentioned Dirty Projectors’s Dylan cover as part of the Levi’s Pioneer Sessions. The Shins’s James Mercer stopped by Levi’s to produce this cover of Squeeze’s “Goodbye Girl” (from their 1978 album Cool For Cats). Listen below.

The Shins – “Goodbye Girl” (Squeeze Cover)

Or, you can grab it at Levi’s (it’ll cost you your name, email, etc.). Mercer’s reasons for covering the track are professional (Squeeze are great songwriters) and personal, too: In the video below, he recalls discovering the band while living in England.

Squeeze’s founding duo Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook announced earlier this year that they would spend the summer writing music for a new Squeeze album, as well as touring the US and the UK. They’ll play the Isle of Wight festival this weekend.