The Shins Share 2 Songs In Honor Of Richard Swift


The Shins shared two new songs, “Waimanalo” and “Trapped By The Sea.” The new tracks were inspired by Richard Swift and benefit the Fug Yep Soundation.

Swift, who was a member of The Shins, died in 2018 from complications related to alcoholism, which he unsuccessfully sought treatment for. Following Swift’s death at the age of 41, a number of his collaborators and friends formed the Fug Yep Soundation in support of MusiCares, Music Support and the Swift family. The Fug Yep No. 1 release featured Lucius’ covers of “Christmas Time Is Here” and “Keep Me Hanging On.”

“Swift was the most creative and frightening person I’ve ever known,” said The Shins’ frontman James Mercer. “I still love him.”

A 7-inch vinyl edition of Fug Yep No. 2 featuring Swift’s artwork and The Shins’ recordings of “Waimanalo” and “Trapped By The Sea” can be pre-ordered here, with proceeds benefiting Fug Yep Soundation’s support efforts. Stream the pair of tracks below:

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