The Shins Announce Anniversary Remaster

Sub Pop have released the 20th Anniversary remastered version of The Shins’ debut album Oh, Inverted World
Sub Pop have released the 20th Anniversary remastered version of The Shins’ debut album Oh, Inverted World

Sub Pop have released the 20th Anniversary remastered version of The Shins’ debut album Oh, Inverted World. Today, the videos for “The Past and Pending,” the album’s lamenting closing cut, and the 2004 Alternate Video for “New Slang,” are available for the first time ever as official uploads on YouTube. They both contain newly remastered audio and HD visual upgrades. Updated versions of “Know Your Onion!” and the original, 2001 version of “New Slang,” are also available.

Originally released on June 19th, 2001, Oh, Inverted World tunes’ get new life with mastering by Bob Ludwig, under band leader James Mercer’s watchful eye. The new front cover of this edition of Oh, Inverted World features an ‘inverted’ color scheme, on a die-cut jacket, and includes a booklet filled with vintage photos, handwritten lyrics, liner notes, and more.

The music on Oh, Inverted World is obviously essential, and this remastering truly makes this the album Mercer always wanted it to be. Never quite satisfied with the sonics of the original, Mercer took the 20th anniversary of the album as his opportunity to finally set the (literal!) record straight.

The Shins
Oh, Inverted World (20th Anniversary Remaster)
Sub Pop Records
Tracklisting:

1. Caring Is Creepy
2. One by One All Day
3. Weird Divide
4. Know Your Onion!
5. Girl Inform Me
6. New Slang
7. The Celibate Life
8. Girl on the Wing
9. Your Algebra
10. Pressed in a Book
11. The Past and Pending

The Oh, Inverted World by The Shins (20th Anniversary Remaster) is now available HERE