James Mercer appeared on Marc Maron’s suddenly indie rock-friendly WTF Podcast on Sunday. The Shins songwriter talked about his life and music, including growing up in Albuquerquean Air Force family, the birth of the Shins, how he writes songs, and being in love with his cousin when he was little. Mercer’s a pretty funny guy, but despite a few jocular moments, the two of them mostly keep it serious. Check it out over at Marc Maron’s website.
The Shins’ most recent album, Port Of Morrow, is out now.