MP3 link (for your email): The Shins – “Goodbye Girl” (Squeeze cover)
Hey look, the Shins are back. James Mercer gets out of Broken Bells mode to cover a 1978 Squeeze song for Levi’s new Pioneer Sessions project where they get a new-ish band to “re-craft the classic songs that inspired their sound.” Cool idea. They’ve had She & Him covering a Johnny Mercer standard, Nas covering Slick Rick, etc.
Pitchfr0k points out that for this new Shins recording, Mercer was “joined on guitar by longtime Shins guitarist Dave Hernandez, on drums by Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, Black Heart Procession), and on keyboards by producer Sean Flora.”