James Mercer Of The Shins Interview Exclusive [Watch]

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[pullquote quote="We've never done anything as elaborate as this." credit="James Mercer, on playing 'Live on Letterman'"]Port Of Morrow is the title of the hotly-anticipated new album from indie rock superstars [lastfm]The Shins[/lastfm]. Due out on Tuesday, March 20th on Columbia Records, the band plan to celebrate their new release by playing a special Live on Letterman webcast concert – LIVE from the Ed Sullivan Theater in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Click through here for our exclusive interview with The Shins frontman James Mercer and find out what the band has in store for fans when the webcast kicks off at 9pm ET at CBS.com.

[pullquote quote="I was quite nervous the first time. It's kind of a mix of excitement and dread." credit="on playing The Late Show for the first time"]Hit play below to hear Mercer tell stories of his first time playing the Late Show with David Letterman (“I was scared”), as well as his recipe for a good concert. Mercer also comments on the themes found on Port Of Morrow, a record that revolves around thoughts on love, family, homelife and the duality of life.

[photogallerylink id=118866 align=left]Tune in to cbs.com/liveonletterman at 9pm ET (6pm PT) on Tuesday, March 20th to see [lastfm]The Shins[/lastfm] perform Live on Letterman in this special concert webcast event.

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