The Shins have a new album coming out on March 10th called Heartworms. They premiered a lyric music video for the track “Mildenhall.” It’s got a bit of an Americana feel to it but I really like it. In the music video, James walks around London and other parts of England in a series of shots. It makes me want to go back to London! The band will be playing Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell on June 15th. More dates below.
The video is available on Vevo.
Shot in black and white, the video features a wandering James Mercer in England as he reflects on the place he once called home: Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk where his father was stationed. Deeply autobiographical in nature, “Mildenhall” explores the idea of home and the enduring influence of life abroad at the precipice of adulthood, chronicling his process of self-discovery both as a person and as a musician.
Heartworms is out March 10th on Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records. Ranking on multiple Most Anticipated Albums lists of 2017 including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, A.V. Club and Consequence of Sound, Heartworms’ first two singles have garnered glowing reviews.
Heartworms will be supported by a spring tour that begins March 2nd in Albuquerque, NM. Tickets are on sale now. Soundcheck Party tickets are also available for select dates. One $125 Soundcheck Party ticket includes: admission to an exclusive soundcheck performance, individual photo or selfie with the band, a limited edition exclusive Shins poster signed by James Mercer, a canvas Shins tote bag, and early entry into the venue. Tickets to the show are NOT included. For more information, visit theshins.com.
HEARTWORMS TRACK LIST
1. Name For You
2. Painting a Hole
3. Cherry Hearts
4. Fantasy Island
6. Rubber Ballz
7. Half a Million
8. Dead Alive
10. So Now What
11. The Fear
2017 TOUR DATES
March 2 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
March 3 – Phoenix, AZ – McDowell Mountain Music Festival
March 4 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
March 6 – San Diego,CA – Observatory North Park
March 7 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
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