Considering it's been years since we've seen The Shins in action, nothing about this resurrection is probably simple. But they sound just as I hoped they would. James Mercer's lyrical stylings are right back where they were before his time spent with Broken Bells.
In preparation for the release of Port Of Morrow in March, the band is dropping a couple jams to let us know they still got it. The first, simply titled 'Simple Song' sounds an awful lot like 'Phantom Limb' from Wincing The Night Away [their last release in 2007 before hiatus]. Which is probably a good thing since they're picking up right where they left off.
The Shins - Simple Song
The Shins - Sea Legs
The Shins - Sleeping Lessons (RAC Remix)
The Shins - Gone For Good (Alternate Version)
The Shins - Girl On The Wing [KCRW Sessions]