Song of the Day: “The Great Divide” by The Shins

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James Mercer of The Shins (Photo by Marisa Kula)

The Shins break an extended silence with the viscerally beautiful new song “The Great Divide.” The first official release from the band in over two and a half years, “The Great Divide” is available now via James Mercer’s own label Aural Apothecary and Monotone Records across all digital platforms.

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Live Review: Beirut @ The Anthem — 2/14/19

Beirut14Beirut performs at The Anthem on Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Beirut, the musical creation of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Zach Condon, had some humble beginnings — a truly bedroom project where he used to live in Sante Fe, New Mexico. But that project has, for the past several years, become an amazing musical force, pulling influences from Italian westerns to European folk music. But the one thing that ties it all together is the unique voice of Zach himself, which we heard clearly at The Anthem recently.

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Don’t Miss: The Shins @ The Anthem — 11/2/17

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The Shins (Photo courtesy Columbia Records)

Beloved indie rockers The Shins returned with Heartworms, their fifth studio album, on Columbia Records in March. James Mercer and his bandmates are now touring to commemorate the new album with a stop at The Anthem on Thursday, Nov. 2.

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