Don’t call it a comeback. Sure, The Shins may have taken, what at the time was an unspecified hiatus, but James Mercer stayed plenty busy as one half of Broken Bells. Now with their debut behind him, Mercer rediscovered his love for the band that put him on dorm room playlists throughout the ’00s and released this year’s stellar Port of Morrow. Kyle Meredith and Sean Cannon caught up with James backstage at Lollapalooza to discuss his banner year, grocery shopping in Portland, using the want ads to get a band, and plenty more.