James Mercer of The Shins

James Mercer of The Shins

The Shins Lead This Week’s New Releases

by Andrew Tijs on March 16, 2012

in New Music,News

The Shins return after five years to kick off this week’s new releases.

James Mercer of The Shins

James Mercer of The Shins

James Mercer and his first indie pop love The Shins are certain to do well with their new album Port Of Morrow, out today.

Sydney retro-rock act Deep Sea Arcade deliver their debut Outlands and power pop legends Hoodoo Gurus drop their hits package Gold Watch.

Swedish electropop dudes Miike Snow have Happy To You and US indie experimenter Alex Winston has her new album King Con.

Cash Money rapper Tyga delivers Careless World: Rise Of The Last King.

US guitar pop sensation (winner of the Doritos ‘Crash The Superbowl’ competition and MTV O Music Best Web-Born Artist) Kina Grannis delivers the major label Stairwells album. And smooth US acoustic guy Andy Grammer has his self-titled debut.

Aussie folk hero Mick Thomas has his first proper solo album with Last Of The Tourists

New Zealand star Bic Runga releases her long-awaited new album, the sweetly soulful Belle, and esteemed London singer-songwriter (and Adele tourmate) Michael Kiwanuka has Home Again.  

Country comes from local duo McAlister Kemp with their second album Country Strong and US artist Craig Campbell’s self-titled effort.

Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis releases his third album Beautiful Things.

There’s also The Hunger Games soundtrack and an Aussie souvenir edition of One Direction’s Up All Night.

And finally, a Tony Bennett DVD of performances from The Duets 2.

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