Watch The Shins’ ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performance

    The Shins made their biggest public appearance in a few years last night when they made their way to the Saturday Night Live stage. James Mercer and his backing band ran through a pair of cuts off their upcoming album, Port Of Morrow, which is due out March 20. They performed the record’s great lead single, “Simple Song,” along with a previously unheard, far more melancholy album cut, “It’s Only Life.” If nothing else, this provides a glimpse into what we might be able to expect from Port Of Morrow, which is sounding very promising. You can watch the two performances below.