Due in January, the third Shins album is completely finished minus a few backing vocals and is set to be mixed in the coming weeks. Titled Wincing The Night Away, the set is likely to contain ten songs and a short introduction.
“It would have been great to have released this a year ago, but the benefits [of waiting] are big. I’m constantly reminded of how much better the project gets as new discoveries are made. That only happens through taking your time and being able to approach it with some new perspective,” frontman James Mercer explained. The Shins will wait till the release of the album before extensive touring.