The Shins are reissuing their sophomore album for its twentieth anniversary. The brand new version of Chutes Too Slender was remastered by Adam Ayan (beneath the supervision of Shins frontman James Mercer). It’s out October 20 by way of Sub Pop.
In a press assertion, James Mercer mentioned Chutes Too Slender and his emotions forward of the album’s recording. “I used to be very conscious on the time that I had struck gold with the primary document, and it was unlikely to occur once more. ‘Sophomore hunch’ and all that,” he stated. “The stress to show myself as a viable author had by no means been so pronounced. Halfway by means of the blending course of, I noticed one of many songs wouldn’t work, so I stayed up after everybody went to mattress and wrote ‘Younger Pilgrims.’ And with [producer Phil] Ek’s assist, it labored! Such a hectic however lovely expertise!”
In 2021, the Shins reissued their debut, Oh, Inverted World, for its twentieth anniversary. The band final launched a brand new studio album, Heartworms, in 2017.
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The Shins: Chutes Too Slender (twentieth Anniversary Remaster)