In a recent interview, The Shins frontman James Mercer shared that the band have finished their fifth studio album and it's coming early next year. On KBOO 90.7 radio station in Portland, he said that he hopes for the project to be delivered in January 2017.

"I'm really excited about this record...I think we've got something that Shins fans will really love, and I think there's some other things on there that are different enough. I made a concerted effort on certain songs to fit the palette, to use the palette that I’ve used historically for the band," Mercer said. "I think it's really strong. I think lyrically, I'm better than I ever was. And I think my songwriting is stronger than it ever was." Listen to the full interview below.