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James Mercer is the lead singer and songwriter of The Shins; the band's latest album is called Heartworms. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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James Mercer Says The Shins' New Songs Reflect Changes In Rock — And Himself

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A remixed, remastered reissue of When You Land Here, It's Time to Return, the 1997 debut album by Flake Music, comes out Nov. 25. Singer James Mercer would later become famous for his work in The Shins and Broken Bells. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

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Hear "So Now What" by The Shins

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Director's Cuts: The 2003 CD Gift Guide

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The Shins' latest release, Port Of Morrow, is their first album in five years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Shins On World Cafe

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On 'Port Of Morrow,' The Shins Sail Back To The 1970s

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The Shins, 'Wincing The Night Away'

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The Shins' Newfound Fame

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The Shins: Keeping It Small, Simple

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