Mercer Lounge


The Shins’ frontman James Mercer has been on a radio tour supporting their upcoming fourth album Port of Morrow, due out March 20th. As all my loyal readers know, Mercer is my G, so I gotta post some highlights from his on-air acoustic sets. I blessed you a couple weeks ago with an exclusive live clip of “It’s Only Life,”POM album cut that has yet to be released. Now, here are a couple more recent performances. First, one of my all time favorite Shins tunes, “Young Pilgrims” off Chutes Too Narrow. Then, the beautiful “September,” which is on the new album. And finally, live from WFUV at Fordam University in New York, a very cool acoustic rendition of Wincing The Night Away‘s “Australia.” Enjoy…

“Young Pilgrims” Live at 101.9 KINK.FM in Portland, Oregon

“September” Live at 107.7 The End in Seattle, Washington

“Australia” Live at 90.7 WFUV in the Bronx, New York

To hear the entire hour long James Mercer appearance on WFUV’s Words and Music, click HERE. Nice interview, and a couple more live songs too. Can’t wait to hear this album!


The Spin Interview: James Mercer


Mercer brings his band along to perform “Bait and Switch” off Port Of Morrow live from some sort of music den in Portland, Oregon. I remember when they debuted  this song live a couple years ago. Super sick.

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