The Shins New Single

The summer sees the band releasing their third single, the melodically jubilant 'Turn On Me’. Straight from the therapist’s couch, this is a tale of a startlingly unhealthy co-dependent relationship, thankfully not with the mother of Mercer’s newborn child. 'Turn On Me’ harks back to their sound on Chutes Too Narrow, an exhilarating, rock-solid pop song we've come to covet from The Shins.

'Turn On Me’ will be released on special 10' vinyl with previously unreleased tracks, including the 'Weeds’ theme tune, the popular US television show where a suburban mum takes up selling pot to support her single mother lifestyle. The producers of the show asked various bands to record the title track, 'Little Boxes’ and The Shins have recorded it for the latest series. There is also an exclusive version of Pink Floyd’s 'Breathe’, recorded in a Radio 2 session for Dermot O’Leary. Remixes come from Peter Bjorn & John on the 10' and DJ Nobody on digital download.

The Shins have sold over one million records worldwide; worshipped by almost anyone who comes into contact with their enriching, deeply emotive and complex, beautiful pop songs. People love this band – there’s no feasible explanation, except that it's pop the way it used to be. When you could convey emotion in fragile, delicate intricacy, or pulsing, quirky rhythms and hooks, or sublime, melting harmonies, and not lose any of the following: melody, charm, infectiousness, life-changing moments of pure joy,

The band play only one UK festival this summer, the Reading & Leeds Carling weekend on August 25/26th. This will be the band’s first time ever on a main stage at Reading and Leeds, a fitting tribute to their rise in popularity over the last 12 months. The Shins will also be performing a very low-key warm up gig in Edinburgh and shall return to the UK in the Autumn.

UK dates:

Thu 23 Aug Edinburgh Corn Exchange, £16 link
Sat 25 Aug Reading Carling festival, main stage
Sun 26 Aug Leeds Carling festival, main stage


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