Indie rock band The Shins, who all but disappeared for the past 3 years, are gearing up for their forthcoming album release. The band is playing SNL in support of “Port of Morrow” which is set to drop on March 20.
“Wincing the Night Away” was easily one of the best albums of 2007, but the Shins earned my undying love when they dismissed keyboardist Martin Crandall for beating the shit out of his then-girlfriend.
Check out the video for their first single off the new album, “Simple Song.”
Between this and Jack White’s appearance, it looks like SNL is starting to have real musicians perform again. I’ll be tuning in.