The Shins have released their innovative new video for “Half a Million,” watch here. Directed by Lamar + Nik, the “Half a Million” visual was created using 5,566 stickers that were then stop-motion animated.

In celebration of the band’s fifth studio album, Heartworms, singer and guitarist James Mercer stopped by NPR for a special Tiny Desk performance. Watch the stripped back concert here, which NPR Music calls “simple and perfect.” The Shins also recently announced new tour dates in support of Heartworms, extending what is already a huge worldwide tour. The additional dates include The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on September 29 with special guests Foxygen and Day Wave, plus Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on October 7 with special guest Day Wave, and The Anthem in Washington, DC on November 2 with special guest Baio. See below full itinerary below.

Heartworms is available everywhere now via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records.

The Shins On Tour: 
8/10                 Gothenburg, SE                      Way Out West
8/11                 Oslo, NO                                 Oya Festival
8/13                 Copenhagen, DK                    Vega
8/14                 Hamburg, DE                          Grosse Freiheit
8/15                 Berlin, DE                                Huxley’s
8/16                 Cologne, DE                           Live Music Hall
8/18                 Kiewit-Hasselt, BE                  Pukkelpop
8/19                 Biddinghuizen, NL                   Lowlands Festival
8/20                 Wales, UK                               Green Man Festival
8/22                 Manchester, UK                      Academy
8/23                 Nottingham, UK                      Rock City
8/25                 Boulogne-Billancourt, FR        Rock En Seine
8/27                 Turin, IT                                   Todays Festival
9/23                 Redmond, WA                        King County’s Marymoor Park
9/24                 Spokane, WA                          Knitting Factory Concert House
9/25                 Eugene, OR                            McDonald Theatre
9/26                 Bend, OR                                The Athletic Club of Bend
9/28                 Paso Robles, CA                    Vina Robles Amphitheatre
9/29                 Los Angeles, CA                     The Greek Theatre
9/30                 Berkeley, CA                          Greek Theater
10/1                 San Diego, CA                      Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
10/3                 Phoenix, AZ                            Comerica Theater
10/4                 Santa Fe, NM                         Santa Fe Opera
10/5                 Morrison, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/7                 Reno, NV                                Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
11/2                 Washington, DC                      The Anthem *
11/3                 Brooklyn, NY                          Kings Theatre *
11/4                 Philadelphia, PA                      The Fillmore *
11/7                 Detroit, MI                               The Fillmore Detroit *
11/8                 Columbus, OH                        Express Live! Indoor Pavilion *
11/10-12          McDade, TX                           Sound on Sound Music Festival
11/14               New Orleans, LA                    Civic Theatre *
11/15               Nashville, TN                          Ryman Auditorium *
11/16               Charlotte, NC                          The Fillmore Charlotte *
11/17               Atlanta, GA                             Coca Cola Roxy Theatre *
11/19               Ciudad de Mexico, MX           Corona Capital

* Baio supporting

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