Did the Shins mastermind James Mercer once open for a band called Chicken Enchiladas? And if so — were they cheesy? Check out this teaser clip for the latest episode of MTV2′s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield, where Mercer opens up about his early days on the road, and you’ll learn about the strange Mexican food bands he performed with and making friends with Modest Mouse.
The Shins fourth album, Port of Morrow, arrives March 20 on Aural Apothecary/Columbia. For full episodes of 120 Minutes, check out Hive’s 120 hub here.