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The Shins leave Sub Pop

Some big news from Sub Pop: The Shins are no longer with the label. One of the world’s biggest indie bands has parted ways with one of the world’s biggest indie labels. A label rep says the band is working on new music, but they have no idea when it’ll be out. It just won’t be out on Sub Pop. More info when we get it. (Rumor has it that a James Mercer solo record will be out first )

Meanwhile, the band has just announced a U.S. tour, their first since early 2008. Here are the tour dates:

05.02 Bellingham, WA: Western Washington University
05.04 Seattle, WA: Showbox
05.05 Seattle, WA: Showbox
05.06 Portland, OR: Crystal Ballroom
05.07 Portland, OR: Crystal Ballroom
05.09 Oakland, CA: Fox Theater
05.10 Los Angeles, CA: Hollywood Palladium
05.11 San Diego, CA: SOMA
05.13 Richmond, VA: The National
05.14 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club
05.15 Baltimore, MD: Ram’s Head Live
05.16 Philadelphia, PA: Electric Factory
05.17 Montclair, NJ: Wellmont Theater
05.18 New York, NY: Terminal Five
(pitchfork, sub pop source)