I give The Shins the majority of the credit for waking me from my post 90’s musical slumber and putting me back on the road to musical enlightenment. Oh, Inverted World and Chutes Too Narrow basically owned my car stereo from ’01 to ’03 (Until I discovered The Flaming Lips Yoshimi record). The Shins last album Wincing the Night Away was released nearly 5 years ago and was a bit of a letdown for me. So, with rumors of break-ups and front-man James Mercer busy with side project Broken Bells, I had pretty much moved on. Until today that is. The Shins are back with a new track “Simple Song”. They have a revamped lineup and an upcoming new release Port of Morrow due out in March. I was a bit apprehensive of the new song at first, but have found that I can’t stop listening to it. 15 plays and counting today alone. I just hope the rest of the album is this good. Listen to “Simple Song” for yourself and tell us what you think.