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Q&A: Broken Bells’ Danger Mouse And James Mercer On The Making And Meaning Of After The Disco

With After The Disco, the sprawling and ambitious sophomore effort they'll release next week, Shins frontman James Mercer and superproducer Danger Mouse cement their band…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2014 - 11:06 am

The Anniversary

Chutes Too Narrow Turns 10

The first Shins album, 2001's Oh, Inverted World, was a collection of effortlessly punchy pop-rock and warm-blooded balladry, but its frayed nerves and plucky resolve…
Chris DeVille | October 21, 2013 - 3:46 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Shins Songs

The Shins were one of the preeminent pop acts of the '00s, often mentioned as flirting with becoming their decade's version of R.E.M. or Pavement.
John Everhart | July 25, 2013 - 1:54 pm

More The Shins stories

Watch The Shins Perform Two Heartworms Tracks On Kimmel

Last month, the Shins released their first new album in five years, Heartworms, and last night, James Mercer and crew went on Jimmy Kimmel to…
James Rettig | April 12, 2017 - 10:28 am

The Shins – “A Taste Of Honey”

Amazon's alternate reality original series The Man In The High Castle got a bunch of big-name musicians to reimagine songs for the postwar era for…
James Rettig | April 3, 2017 - 1:18 pm

Watch Stef Chura Cover The Shins In An Attempt To Win Their Van

The Shins recently fixed up their first tour van and are giving it away to whoever records the best cover of a song from their…
Peter Helman | April 1, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Watch The Shins Play “Name For You” In The Van They’re Giving Away

You may have heard that the Shins are giving away their original tour van in a contest promoting their new album Heartworms. Today they offer…
Chris DeVille | March 27, 2017 - 10:32 am

Watch The Shins Play “Name For You” On Colbert

It took five years, but indie rock life-changers the Shins finally got around to releasing the follow-up to 2012's Port Of Morrow. The new album…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2017 - 8:43 am

Watch Videos For Two Versions Of The Shins’ “Name For You”

The Shins’ first new album in five years, Heartworms, is out today — you can stream it here — and they’ve shared not one but…
James Rettig | March 10, 2017 - 10:52 am

Stream The Shins Heartworms

James Mercer takes his sweet time between Shins albums these days. Five years passed between Wincing The Night Away and Port Of Morrow, and another…
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2017 - 10:03 am

The Shins – “Painting A Hole”

We are now one week away from the release of Heartworms, the first album from the Shins in five years. We've heard a handful of…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2017 - 8:54 am

The Shins – “Mildenhall”

Next month, James Mercer's Shins will return with Heartworms, their first album since 2012's Port Of Morrow. We've posted the early tracks "Dead Alive" and…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Hear The Shins Debut “The Fear” On A Prairie Home Companion

The Shins guested on yesterday’s episode of A Prairie Home Companion, performing a few songs during a live broadcast from Seattle's Paramount Theatre. They played…
Peter Helman | January 8, 2017 - 11:26 am

The Shins – “Name For You”

The Shins have been teasing their follow-up to 2012's Port Of Morrow since early last year, and today they've announced that their new album, which…
James Rettig | January 5, 2017 - 10:17 am

The Shins – “Dead Alive” Video

The Shins are back! Turns out that spooky teaser was promoting the band's new single "Dead Alive" -- their first new song since 2014 soundtrack…
Chris DeVille | October 26, 2016 - 10:47 am

Watch The Shins’ Creepy New Trailer

The Shins have never been anyone's first choice for Halloween music, but it looks like they're out to change that. The band just posted a…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2016 - 10:42 am

Watch The Shins Play New Songs “Dead Alive” & “Rubber Balls” In London

The Shins debuted two new songs, "Dead Alive" and "Rubber Balls," during their performance at the UK's End Of The Road Festival on Thursday, their…
Peter Helman | September 4, 2016 - 7:08 pm

The Shins Album Postponed To 2017 So They Can Get Better Coachella Placement

It seems that one of our 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2016 won't be out until 2017. Last week, Portland-based community radio station KBOO aired…
Zac Gelfand | August 14, 2016 - 9:09 pm
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