Tunes Tuesday, "Simple Song," The Shins

Simple Song by The Shins

Maybe the cool thing is to not like The Shins anymore.  Did Zach Braff ruin it for us?

Pshaw, I say.  Play this song and it's like no time has passed, in the best way possible. James Mercer's voice is the perfect vehicle for the kind of wistful lyrics I remember from The Shins.  This song brings it all back, with lyrics like: "Remember walking a mile to your house/ Aglow in the dark/ I made a fumbling play for your heart/ And the act struck a spark."  Just plain pretty, and that's what I love about this band.