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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

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

Hear The Shins Cover The Beatles For Netflix’s Beat Bugs

Beat Bugs, Netflix's Beatles-themed animated kid's show, is premiering next week. We've already seen a teaser trailer, and today, the full trailer has arrived, along…
Peter Helman | July 27, 2016 - 9:34 pm

The Shins Announce Live Return

The Shins haven't played live since 2013, but after teasing a new album back in February, they just announced their first concert in three years.
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2016 - 9:28 am

Watch The Trailer For Beat Bugs, Netflix’s Beatles-Themed Cartoon Feat. New Covers

Netflix has announced a new animated children's show based around songs by the Beatles. It's called Beat Bugs, and will feature covers from popular musicians…
James Rettig | February 10, 2016 - 10:38 am

The Shins Tease New Album On Instagram

When James Mercer rebooted the Shins with Port Of Morrow in 2012, it was the band's first album in five years. Now, unbelievably, another four…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2016 - 9:32 am

Hear A Cleaned-Up Version Of James Mercer’s Pre-Shins Song “The Shins”

Flake Music, James Mercer's early-'90s project that served as a kind of precursor to the Shins, released their only album, When You Land Here, It's
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 13, 2014 - 10:34 am

The Shins – “So Now What”

James Mercer probably owes about 30% of the money in his checking account to the shoutout that Natalie Portman gave to the Shins in Garden
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Hear A New Shins Song In The Insufferable Trailer To Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here

Ten years after making his directorial debut Garden State, Zach Braff is finally about to release his next movie, the controversially crowdfunded Wish I Was
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Cat Power x Chris Martin, Bon Iver, The Shins Soundtrack Zach Braff’s Garden State Follow-Up

It's a bit of a punchline now, but Garden State, the 2004 directorial debut from Zach Braff, represented a major moment in indie's progression towards…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Watch Broken Bells Cover The Beatles On Letterman

Danger Mouse, one half of Broken Bells, first found fame for mashing up Jay-Z with the Beatles on the bootleg release The Grey Album, and…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2014 - 9:24 am

Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life (Baio Remix)”

Keep up, if you can, with all the side-project stuff happening in this post. Broken Bells, if they can still be called a side project,…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 9:21 am
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