New Shins – “Little Boxes” (Theme To Weeds)

Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky … you know the tune. And as we sleuthed earlier this summer, the wilting Weeds is injecting some life into its series with the help of some notable bands taking turns covering the show’s Malvina Reynolds-penned theme song. The fun got started with the Randy Newman edition kicking off the 8/13 season premiere, and soon enough it’ll be a sweetly stripped take from those Wincing Shins. Said James Mercer:

We had a great time recording this. The main tracks are all our first take. It just went very smoothly. The song is one that I can very much identify with and a natural fit for the band.

Get your stream on at the show’s site. Later weeks promise Man Man, Joan Baez, Donovan, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Franti, The Individuals, Persephone’s Bees, Silversun Pickups, Linkin Park, and possibly Matchbox 20. All promising, but they’re gonna have to work hard to top Romany “Yo man why you always telling me to fuck a goat?” Malco’s “Little Boxes” freestyle.

Tags: The Shins, Weeds