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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. Frontman James Mercer began the writing of the…   Read Story »
"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn't exactly absent during the seven-year…   Read Story »
On last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Aimee Mann served as musical guest, and she didn't come alone. She and Shins frontman James Mercer duetted on "Living A Lie," an expertly crafted…   Read Story »
Over the weekend, the Shins and Dr. Dog's episode of Austin City Limits hit PBS. Now they've posted it online and you can watch the entire thing below. Watch The Shins / Dr. Dog on PBS. See…   Read Story »
It's almost Halloween, and you know what that means: It's Christmastime! And just so we won't be caught without appropriate music for the occasion, tomorrow, Starbucks' Hear Music and Concord Music…   Read Story »
Fresh from their appearance on Conan, the Shins filled up the expansive Gibson Amphitheater and somehow managed to make it feel like a small intimate show. With top notch musicians like Jessica…   Read Story »
The Shins served as musical guests on last's night's episode of Conan, turning in a sparkling rendition of the percussive Port Of Morrow album track "No Way Down." And as an online bonus, they also…   Read Story »
From The Basement, the live-music show created by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, is back for season three, and a couple of its episodes are now streaming online. And these episodes feature some…   Read Story »
Nigel Godrich's television series From The Basement is back for another round this year, and last week's season debut featured performances by the Shins, Aimee Man and Father John Misty. The first…   Read Story »
On a recent Australian jaunt, the Shins stopped by the Aussie radio network Triple J and played an acoustic session. In the process, they tried out a cover of the Magnetic Fields' recent single…   Read Story »