Stream debut album from James Mercer’s pre-Shins band Flake Music

Flake Music

    On November 24th, Sub Pop Records will reissue the debut album from James Mercer’s pre-Shins band Flake Music. In anticipation,You Land Here, It’s Time to Return is streaming in full via

    The 12-track album originally saw a limited release in 1997 through Omnibus Records. For the reissue, Mercer enlisted Broken Bells collaborator Kennie Takahashi to mix the album and J.J. Golden (La Sera, Charles Bradley) for the remaster. The reissue also features newly updated artwork.

    “So cool to hear this record now with a proper mix,” Mercer recently told Rolling Stone. “We worked hard on these songs and finally we feel like they’ve been fully realized. Bask in the Nineties glow of our summers passed.”


    Pre-orders are ongoing. Below, listen to “Spanaway Hits”.

    When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return Tracklist:
    01. Spanway Hits
    02. Play
    03. Blast Valve
    04. Roziere
    05. Structo
    06. Candy Dish of Diamonds
    07. Deluca
    08. Mieke
    09. On the Playground, In the Wind
    10. The Shins
    11. Faded Polaroids
    12. Vantage