The indie rock band is taking preorders for its fourth album, Port Of Morrow. The album, which is the band’s first release since 2007’s Wincing The Night Away, is due out March 20 through frontman James Mercer’s new record label, Aural Apothecary via Columbia Records.
Pre-order bundles, priced between $9.99 and $152.98, are available featuring your choice of your choice of Vinyl LP, CD or digital album download and extras including a tote bag, T-shirt, and/or a reel-to-reel tape of the album. All pre-orders come with a free digital MP3 download of the single “Simple Song.”
In addition to announcing the new leg of shows, this week The Shins also posted a link to a free stream of “September,” the B-side to “Simple Song.”
The new shows begin May 25 in Bend, Ore., at the Les Schwab Amphitheatre. The route includes stops at Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Garden May 28; Morrison, Colo., at Red Rocks Amphitheatre May 29; Council Bluffs, Iowa, at Harrah’s Casino – Stir Concert Cove May 31 and St. Louis at The Pageant June 4.
The band will also play Columbus, Ohio (June 5); Detroit (June 6); Cleveland (June 8) and Louisville, Ky. (June 9).
Previously announced U.S. dates begin with an April 13 gig in Las Vegas, followed by appearances at Coachella in Indio, Calif., April 14 and April 21. Additional April gigs are slotted for Honolulu (April 17); Kahului, Hawaii (April 18); Santa Cruz, Calif. (April 22); Oakville, Calif. (April 23) and Reno, Nev. (April 25). The group also has a string of European dates scheduled March 22-30 with stops in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Germany and Sweden.
Although Sasquatch! Music Festival hasn’t announced its daily lineup yet, we do know The Shins will stop by the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., sometime between May 25-28. A Live Nation and radio presale begins Feb. 8. Sasquatch! tickets go on sale to the general public Feb. 11.
Select new headline dates are on sale now. A presale for the shows in Morrison and Bend begins Feb. 9. Shows in St. Louis and Columbus go on sale Feb. 10. A presale for The Salt Lake City gig begins Feb. 20.
For more information click here for The Shins’ website.
Click here to check out “September” on RecordStoreDay.com.