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Kun Yong (Sean) Lee

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March 12, 2017 2:35 p.m.

Album review: ‘Heartworms’

Many indie bands have consigned to a political agenda in response to today’s controversial political atmosphere, but The Shins have remained blissfully aloof.
Fellow indie rockers, such as How To Dress Well and Toro y Moi, have focused their artistic efforts toward an anti-Trump agenda by adding their songs to the protest compilation “Our First 100 Days,” but The Shins have remained mostly quiet in the years following their last album release of 2012’s “Port of Morrow.”
“Heartworms,” The Shins’ fifth studio album released Friday, is a refreshing escape from the political debates found online.

By Kun Yong (Sean) Lee

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