Listen: The Shins share ‘Painting A Hole’

New album ‘Heartworms’ is out next week.

The Shins are releasing their new album ‘Heartworms’ next week, and have shared another of its tracks, ‘Painting A Hole’.

The new record is the first in five years from James Mercer and co, and they’re set to tour the record in Europe later this month, after making their comeback at last year’s End of the Road festival.

Talking about the new track, Mercer says: “People create beliefs or inherit them and those beliefs very rarely reflect the reality we live in every day. Like a coyote in a cartoon, painting a hole in the side of a cliff then falling through it, I think these belief systems are just about as ridiculous as that.”

The track follows ‘Dead Alive’, ‘Name For You’ and ‘Mildenhall’ in previewing the album, the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Port of Morrow’.

Listen to ‘Painting A Hole’ and view the tour dates below.


25 Glasgow, O2 Academy (6 Music Festival)
28 Paris, Trianon
29 London, Hammersmith Apollo
30 Amsterdam, Paradiso
31 Zurich, M4music Festival

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