The Shins are set to release their fourth studio album, the band’s first in five years, Port of Morrow. It’s their first release on frontman James Mercer’s own Aural Apothecary label, distributed by Columbia Records. In this clip, the band runs through the new track “Bait and Switch” in their cozy, wood-paneled rehearsal space. “I’m just a simple man, cursed with an honest heart,” laments Mercer in his distinctive keening voice, yet the song has plenty of rhythmic pulse. If it’s a pity party, someone spiked the punch.
Port of Morrow will be released on March 20th, and you can catch the Shins on Saturday Night Live on March 10th.