The Shins to reissue ‘Oh, Inverted World’ for album’s 20th anniversary

The reissue is set for release on June 11

The Shins are set to release a 20th anniversary reissue of their debut album, Oh, Inverted World, on June 11th via Sub Pop.

The forthcoming reissue sees Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig mastering it, and it’s got a new inverted colour scheme for the cover. The Oh, Inverted World reissue will also come with a booklet filled with photos, handwritten lyrics, and more.

“This record gave me the life that I never really dreamed I would have,” frontman James Mercer. “It opened me up to the whole world and gave me validation. It’s also something that stands as a bit of a pinnacle for our band. You release that first record and it’s so well embraced, but you’re always trying to get that magic back, I think. We’ve done well, certainly, but the fervor that happened around Oh, Inverted World we never quite reached again. It’s a special moment when you’re a new band and you’ve got what was apparently kind of a new sound. This record symbolized a very special moment in my life, a watershed moment for sure.”

Check out the reissue and pre-order it below.