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The Shins announce new album (2012). Playing Popped! Festival.

The Shins

The Shins are reportedly working on a new album with producer/songwriter Greg Kurstin. That LP, their 4th studio effort overall, is set to come out sometime in early 2012 via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Shins mastermind, James Mercer seems to not only be the brains behind the group's forthcoming release, but there upcoming live shows too. The frontman will apparently perform their scheduled gigs with an entirely new lineup including: Richard Swift, Yuuki Matthews (Crystal Skulls), Jessica Dobson and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse). Check out Mercer performing a new song live at a benefit show back in March and all their announced tour dates below.


The Shins 2011 tour dates

Mon 08/08/11 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
Tue 08/09/11 Bend, OR Domino Room
Wed 08/10/11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Fri 08/12/11 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park
Thu 09/22/11 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri 09/23/11 Philadelphia, PA Popped! Festival       
Sat 09/24/11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Sat 10/15/11 Pensacola Beach, FL Casino Beach