Vinyl LP Features "Name For You" and "Dead Alive" Plus Limited Time Digital Download!
The Shins return with their first new album, Heartworms, since 2012's Port of
Frontman James Mercer produced Heartworms on his own, a first since The Shins'
2001 debut album, Oh, Inverted World. He says the new music was inspired, in
part, by growing older and parenthood. "Name For You" is a hopeful ode of
empowerment to Mercer's daughters.
With simple beats and a breezy bass line, the quirky pop cut from The Shins
channels the band's vintage mix of wistful meditations and infectious melodies.
"Dead Alive" is typically playful and tongue-in-cheek, but also slightly
"Given all the drops in the ocean, better take it one sip at a time,"
Mercer sings. "Somebody with an antique notion comes along to tighten the
line, they're just afraid of you speaking your mind."
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Limited Time Digital Download
1. Name For You
2. Painting A Hole
3. Cherry Hearts
4. Fantasy Island
5. Mildenhall Side B:
6. Rubber Ballz
7. Half A Million
8. Dead Alive
10. So Now What
11. The Fear