“Name For You (Flipped)” by The Shins

The Shins’ first new album in five years, which follows up 2012’s Port of Morrow is available now. ‘Heartworms’ is not all they’ve been working on however. To celebrate the album’s release, the band have released videos for two different versions of the albums opening track and second single “Name For You”. Not only is the new video for the track different, the song itself has changed and now now much slower and psychedelic. The new version of the track, entitled “Name for You (Flipped)” is directed by Zaiba Jabbar is can be viewed above.

James Mercer is said to have undertook a songwriting exercise in which he rewrote each song “from scratch” until he had two completely different albums.

“Mercer’s ability to create two totally divergent albums from the same underlying compositions not only highlights his immense capability as a songwriter but also functions as a reminder of what it means to be an artist, how an artist acts as both the master and facilitator of his artistic product.”

Watch the Jon Sortland-directed video for “Name For You” below:

‘Heartworms’ is out now via Columbia Records.

The Shins 2017 Tour Dates:
03/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/25 – Glasgow, UK @ BBC 6 Music Festival
03/28 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
03/29 – London, UK @ Apollo Hammersmith
03/30 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
03/31 – Zurich, SUI @ M4Music Festival
04/20 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
04/21 – Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt University; Rites of Spring
04/22-23 – North Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival
05/12-14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/13 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
05/16 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
05/17 – Richmond, VA @ The National
05/19 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
05/20 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Hotel & Casino @ Stir Cove
05/21 – Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Center for the Arts
05/23 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
05/24 – Calgary, AB @ McEwan Hall
05/26-28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
05/29 – Boise, ID @ Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
06/01 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
06/02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
06/03 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
06/04 – Houston, TX @ FPSF
06/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
06/15-18 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
06/16 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
06/17 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang
06/21 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
06/22 – Ogden, UT @ Ogden Amphitheatre
06/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas @ The Chelsea
07/11 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapid Theater
07/12 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
07/28-30 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
07/30 – Burlington, VT @ Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
08/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE — Indoor
08/02 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
08/04-06 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
08/17-20 – Beacons, UK @ Green Man Music Festival