I arrived to the Shins X-Session today for a chill acoustic set and…surprise!!! Danielle and I were asked if we wanted to interview James Mercer. Sure, why not?

What a cool guy. We had a casual chat about working on the new album, how he ended up in Portland, and being made fun of as a non-metal band in Albuquerque. Did you know Danielle is also from there? I didn’t, but I know where to grab a bite if I ever find myself there.