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The Shins Debut New Track “The Fear” and Play “Name for You” on ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

Regina Spektor also played on the Minnesota Public Radio staple, meaning that Zach Braff probably cried somewhere.
January 8, 2017, 5:24pm

Indie stalwarts and Zach Braff soundtrackers The Shins officially returned last week, announcing their new album Heartworms and releasing their first full track in half a decade, "Name for You." It's wordy and bouncy and everything you'd hope for from the Albuquerque sextet. Last night, they performed the track on Minnesota Public Radio's legendary A Prairie Home Companion show, opening up with 2003's "Gone for Good" before debuting a new track, "The Fear," an introspective, string-led ballad that has James Mercer quietly channeling Michael Stipe.


Also on the show last night was fellow Zach Braff favorite Regina Spektor. She performed two tracks from 2016's Remember Us to Life, "Grand Hotel" and "Older and Taller," the second of which she played with host Chris Thile and his band. Somewhere in the world, Zach Braff cried tears of joy.

Listen to the whole episode here and click through here for a full rundown of performance times.

Photo via A Prairie Home Companion on Instagram.

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