The long awaited follow-up to 2007's Grammy-nominated gold-certified Wincing
The Night Away, Port Of Morrow will be released March 19 via James
Mercer’s own Aural Apothecary label and Columbia Records.
Port of Morrow was recorded in Los Angeles and Portland over the course of
2011 with James Mercer as usual handling all songwriting duties, lead vocals
and the majority of instrumentation. The record was produced by Greg Kurstin and
mixed by Rich Costey. The attached cover art was created by Jacob Escobedo.
An exact release date as well as touring plans will be announced shortly at
theshins.com. As with the dates earlier this year, the upcoming tour will see
James Mercer leading a Shins lineup of Yuuki Matthews (bass), Jessica Dobson
(guitar), Richard Swift (keyboards) and Joe Plummer (drums).