Watch Shins’ New Tune, Bowie Cover


Rolling out the
preliminary material during the long lead-in to the new album.


By Fred Mills


As previously reported, the Shins are prepping a new album
for an early 2012 and are also doing a handful of dates this fall (tonight they
are in Portland) featuring James Mercer’s new-look Shins (who are essentially
his backing band nowadays rather than the old Shins gang of yore). And as
Stereogum advises, last night in Bend,
Ore., the band unveiled a “woozy
ballad” that has yet to see release along with a cover of David Bowie’s “Ashes
To Ashes.” Here ya go, kids, courtesy a pair of semi-decent audience-shot


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