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Listen to the band's first taster from their forthcoming album 'Port Of Morrow'

The Shins have posted the first single – ‘Simple Song’ – from their forthcoming fourth album ‘Port Of Morrow’ online.

The track, which you can listen to by scrolling down and clicking below, is the first new material to emerge from the group since their 2007 LP ‘Wincing The Night Away’.

The band left Sub Pop in 2008, so the new album will be released on band leader James Mercer’s Aural Apothecary label via Columbia Records in March. The 10 tracks were produced by Greg Kurstin in both Los Angeles and Portland over the past year.

The new line-up – made up of Mercer, Yuuki Matthews, Jessica Dobson, Richard Swift and Joe Plummer – are set to tour later this year. Since the band’s last album Mercer teamed up with Danger Mouse to form the band Broken Bells in 2009.

The ‘Port Of Morrow’ tracklisting is:

‘The Rifle’s Spiral’
‘Simple Song’
‘It’s Only Life’
‘No Way Down’
‘September’
‘Bait and Switch’
‘Fall of ’82’
‘For A Fool’
’40 Mark Strasse’
‘Port of Morrow’