In this clip recorded for Levi’s “Pioneer Sessions” (above), James Mercer — leader of The Shins and one-half of Broken Bells — throw down a solo acoustic cover of Squeeze’s classic “Goodbye Girl” interspersed with footage of him talking about his musical roots. If this whets your appetite, you can download an MP3 of the performance straight from Levi’s, in exchange for an e-mail address.
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