Great Day in Music!

March 20, 2012

Album Release: Port of Morrow (The Shins)

The album is named after the port authority, Port of Morrow, in Oregon. According to (Shins singer and guitarist) James Mercer, “There’s a sign by the side of the road that says “Port of Morrow” and I always just wondered about it. When writing that song it popped into my head and I was thinking of it as death, like what’s beyond the exit point, the “port of morrow”, the port into tomorrow? Everyone’s future is death. That’s a very dark way to look at it, but in the song it just happened to fit in with that thing. Like the ace of spades, port of morrow, life is death, death is life.”