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The Shins intimately cover The Smiths’ “Panic” — listen

on May 03, 2017, 10:19am

Photo by Philip Cosores

Last month, The Shins proved they have what it takes to reimagine the very old as something new, contributing a cover of pop standard “A Taste of Honey” to the soundtrack for The Man in the High Castle. James Mercer & co. are at it again today, this time putting their stamp on the The Smiths’ decades-old single “Panic”.

Recorded as part of an in-studio Spotify Singles session, their rendition of the 1986 classic is acoustic and intimate, with Mercer doing his best to convey all ~the feels~ Morrissey-style. The cover is also backed by a live take of “Name For You”, one of the highlights off the latest Shins album, Heartworms.

Stream The Shins’ Singles session below.

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