This year James Mercer took a bit of a break from the Shins to pursue his collaborative project with multi-instrumentalist / producer Danger Mouse in the form of Broken Bells. But for the awesome Levi’s Pioneer Session, Mercer got back with the Shins to recraft and cover the tightly-wound pop masterpiece “Goodbye Girl” originally performed by the Squeeze, and it is awesome!
Give the video a watch, the song a listen, and if you want your very own copy of the song for your collection then visit the Levi’s Pioneer Sessions homepage and download it. Tracklisting provided below!
Nas – “Hey Young World” by Slick Rick
The Swell Season – “Young Hearts Run Free” by Candi Staton
She & Him – “Fools Rush In” by Rick Nelson
The Dirty Projectors – “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” by Bob Dylan
Colbie Caillat – “Maria” by Blondie
The Shins – “Goodbye Girl” by Squeeze
Raphael Saadiq – “It’s A Shame” by The Spinners
Bomba Estereo – “Pump Up the Jam” by Technotronic
Jason Mraz – “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum
John Legend and the Roots – “Our Generation” by Ernie Hines