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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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Brian Burton and Sam Cohen, musical creators for 'Resistance Radio' Ebru Yildiz/Ebru Yildiz hide caption

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Resistance Radio: Darkly Reimagining The '60s Sound

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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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Hear "So Now What" by The Shins

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

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Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks got herself and the band in a tizzy when she said, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas," in 2003. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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Eight Years Gone

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These songs will change your life back to the way it was before The Shins changed it the first time. Photo Illustration: Lars Gotrich; Photos: Brandon Feagan via Flickr hide caption

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The Shins' Newfound Fame

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