Flake Music "The Shins"

Flake Music 'The Shins'
Judging by the upcoming reissue of Flake Music's When You Land Here, It's Time to Return, the band's James Mercer may have been pre-destined to lead 2000s indie pop favourites the Shins. For proof, check out a stream of the older project's "The Shins."

Remixed and remastered for the new pressing being delivered November 24 through Sub Pop/Aural Apothecary, the track brings out Mercer's familiar cracked vocal tone, '90s alt-rock spangle and a start-stop drum pattern. It gets a little crunchy in the chorus, but still plays out plenty poppy.

You can hear the cut down below, courtesy of Rolling Stone.