Outside Lands’ 2011 lineup isn’t even two days old, but the San Francisco, CA-based festival has already made a huge addition. James Mercer and The Shins will deliver their first performance since 2009 during the three-day festival, set to take place August 12-14 at Golden Gate Park. They’ll by joined by fellow indie royalty Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, The Decemberists, MGMT, Arctic Monkeys, Beirut, and more.
When last we talked The Shins, which was all the way back in June 2010, Mercer had confirmed that the follow-up to 2007’s Wincing the Night Away was indeed in the works. There’s still no ETA for the LP, so stay tuned for more details.
Update: TwentyFourBit points us to a video from a benefit concert last month in which Mercer and Modest Mouses Joe Plummer debut a song from The Shins’ forthcoming record. Peep it below: