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Pop & Rock
Performer: The Shins
Title: Heartworms
Style: Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Pop,Indie Rock
Recording date: November 29, 2013 - December 4, 2013
Duration: 41:44
Date of release: March 10, 2017
Recording location: Aural Apothecary, Portland, OR
Genre: Pop & Rock
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 447
MP3 size: 1572 mb
FLAC size: 1878 mb
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The Shins - Heartworms mp3 flac

Heartworms is an album of tinkering and pootling, the sound of a man reminiscing on life, referencing his favourite records – less rock star, more bloke living out his hobby from the comfort of a suburban garage.

Heartworms is the fifth studio album by American rock band The Shins. The album was released March 10, 2017, on Columbia Records. It is the Shins' first studio album in five years. The album was produced by James Mercer. So Now What" was produced by former band member Richard Swift.

Heartworms, however, is the first album where he fully embraces the reality that he is the Shins. Self-produced and recorded with a smaller cast than its predecessor, it’s the most hermetic LP he’s released since 2001’s Oh, Inverted World, the last album he recorded himself. At times it overtly calls back to that debut. For as openly as Mercer discusses his anxiety (he dedicates Heartworms ’s final song, The Fear, to it), he still adheres to a disciplined, never let them see you sweat approach in the studio. He creates the illusion that songs come to him quickly, as if pulled from thin air, even if the five year gaps between the last few Shins albums argue otherwise. His gift for making fussy arrangements seem effortless remains unparalleled. Heartworms ’ chipper title track is all weightless wonder, as free and euphoric as anything on Inverted World.

Heartworms is the fifth album by The Shins. The album was produced by James Mercer, except So Now What which was produced by former band member Richard Swift. Producers James Mercer & Richard Swift. Writers James Mercer. Artwork Jacob Escobedo. Assistant mixing Joe Plummer.

The Shins ‎– Heartworms. Label: Columbia ‎– 83 1, Aural Apothecary Records ‎– 83 1. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g. Country: USA & Canada.

Since James Mercer rebooted the Shins with a new lineup on 2012's Port of Morrow, the project has been a more freewheeling affair, and never more so than on Heartworms. This is easily the most wide-ranging music he's made with any project, including Broken Bells. Within a handful of tracks, the band touches on psychedelic exotica ("Painting a Hole"), Weezer-ish new wave (the standout "Half a Million"), and throwbacks to the Oh, Inverted World/Chutes Too Narrow era (the title track, "Dead Alive")

The Shins, Heartworms. Download this: Name For You; Mildenhall; Half A Million; So Now What. The Shins’ creative mainspring James Mercer has always had a knack for creating distinctive earworms, whose unusual, serpentine melodies burrow deep into one’s affections.

The Shins’ music has always had a Swiss watch-like quality to it: Seamless from the outside, hypnotically intricate when you open it up. Heartworms, their first LP in five years, bridges the electronic textures of 2012’s Port of Morrow with the jangly, cerebral pop of Chutes Too Narrow, touching on psychedelia ( Painting a Hole ), country ( Mildenhall ), and synth-pop ( Cherry Hearts ). It's the band’s most adventurous album yet. Heartworms The Shins.

The Shins were a mid-‘00s success story, with their song New Slang pushing the band to success after it was featured in the movie Garden State. Jumping into their latest album Heartworms made me nervous – would it finally bring them back to their former glory? As a whole, the album takes the indie genre and twists it with the old sound heard on previous albums (in a good way). Each small break has slightly tweaked what we hear – whether it be lyrically or musically. James Mercer certainly brought this collection of songs together

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Name for You James Mercer The Shins 3:09
2 Painting a Hole James Mercer The Shins 4:44
3 Cherry Hearts James Mercer The Shins 3:33
4 Fantasy Island James Mercer The Shins 4:46
5 Mildenhall James Mercer The Shins 3:19
6 Rubber Ballz James Mercer The Shins 3:17
7 Half a Million James Mercer The Shins 3:23
8 Dead Alive James Mercer The Shins 3:34
9 Heartworms James Mercer The Shins 2:56
10 So Now What James Mercer The Shins 3:38
11 The Fear James Mercer The Shins 5:25


Steve Drizos - Percussion
Jacob Escobedo - Artwork, Design
Chris Funk - Dulcimer, Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Brian Lucey - Mastering
Yuuki Matthews - Bass, Drums, Mixing, Percussion, Synthesizer
James Mercer - Bass, Chord Organ, Composer, Group Member, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Producer, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Voices
Joe Plummer - Drums, Engineer
The Shins - Primary Artist
Jon Sortland - Drums
Richard Swift - Drums, Mellotron, Percussion, Producer, Synthesizer
Mark Watrous - Castanets, Guitar, Kalimba, Piano, Strings, Synthesizer Bass
Nearly 5 years to the day after releasing the flavorless and safe Port of Morrow, The Shins come back with much more seasoning for their 5th studio album, Heartworms. The record has markedly more personality, enthusiasm and energy than it's predecessor, but lacks the patented charm that was pervasive in The Shins early work. In fact, at times it feels like you're listening to a Passion Pit record with a light dusting Shins influence rather than a Shins record that is utilizing contemporary electronic production. It isn't until 3-4 songs in that the bands identity begins to take shape. The lyrics, however, are undeniably Mercer-esque with esoteric quips such as "I didn't do the time, but I've done the crime of wanting" and "Prized away from the firmament/Elegant hands unemployed." Heartworms is refreshingly upbeat, even experimental and psychedelic at times, but clearly lacks the originality and charm we've come to expect from James Mercer and Co..
Heartworms is a very strong record -- if not traditionally representative of the jangly organic band sound that the Shins is perhaps best known for. There is an inescapable '80s production to the proceedings -- a sort of The Shins as filtered through Erasure and other '80s synth-pop bands. The songs are melodic and effervescent enough to buoy them up through any spots where the production might otherwise threaten to overwhelm and drown them.For any longtime Shins fans, this album should be an entertaining progression and evolution towards their next effort. There are some really nice, intimate moments on this record and Mercer's cheerily trademark vocal yelps, whoops, and trills adorn the songs as they always have on their best work.Similar in tone and texture to Wincing the Night Away, Heartworms warmly rewards those willing to allow James Mercer his indulgences and sonic stylistic experiments -- any change of band members is not really noticed as the Shins have always been Mercer's showcase and his work with Broken Bells has explored similar territories. Not quite the absolute energetic blast of wonder that was Chutes Too Narrow but it's not 2003 anymore either. Time marches on and so has James Mercer and the Shins -- in a good way.
I'll say this about Mercer... "This guy always did, and still does, know how to write a song that sticks." - Evan Rytlewski for Pitchfork. After reading the Pitchfork review I found all the drama associated with Mercer and his [now] former band-mates a bit tedious and, frankly, ho hum. They are, after-all, human beings capable of... Human error. This record is, as previously stated... A bit too ho hum, for me. My suggestion: Borrow it from your local library. Re-listen to "Oh, Inverted World" and "Wincing The Night Away." Nothing special going on this go round.
I am a massive fan of this band and have been for over a decade. I remember hearing New Slang in both Scrubs and Garden State and then being excited for Chutes too Narrows. It was a blessing to have the discovery of the band be linked to a film and television series I adored. Each album they released were full of surprises and wonderful melodies - which is why I hate to inform this album bar one song is a total disappointment. What has been gone is the superior songwriting in favour of cheap electronic textures and in places an 80s sounding album that is missing some serious jangle. Dead Alive is the only track that really shows what this band can do and actually I am not wholly convinced James Mercer's enterprise is even a band anymore. What made the original line-up so good was how well the played as a band. Having seen clips with the new line-up I can't say they are what the old band was. Simple Song sounded great on the record but rubbish when they played it live. I wish that Dead Alive was enough to carry the record but it just doesn't. I hope James Mercer puts this nonsense behind him because The Shins are better than this - they're melodic, musical and intelligently designed. This album isn't a mess but it's not intelligently designed and that just might be the worst thing I can say about it. Fans of electronic music will probably like it but Shins fans I think will be hit and miss. It's not James Mercer on fine form. So now what?