The Shins to Reissue Oh, Inverted World for 20th Anniversary


The Shins performing in 2017. Photo Courtesy of NRK P3 via Pexels.

The Shins have announced they will be remastering their 2001 debut album, Oh, Inverted World, in honor of its 20th anniversary. This album introduced fans to the Albuquerque-based indie rock band with songs like “New Slang” and “Caring is Creepy.” The reissue will feature an updated “inverted” cover, along with a booklet featuring photos, liner notes, handwritten lyrics. All of this was remastered by Bob Ludwig and James Mercer.

“This record gave me the life that I never really dreamed I would have,” said Mercer. “It opened me up to the whole world and gave me validation. It’s also something that stands as a bit of a pinnacle for our band. You release that first record and it’s so well embraced, but you’re always trying to get that magic back, I think. We’ve done well, certainly, but the fervor that happened around Oh, Inverted World we never quite reached again. It’s a special moment when you’re a new band and you’ve got what was apparently kind of a new sound. This record symbolized a very special moment in my life, a watershed moment for sure.”

The remastered album will be released on June 11, but fans can pre-order the album on Roughtrade or Amazon.

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