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The Shins – “Bait And Switch” Video

The Shins' "Simple Song" video was a fun, whimsical, ambitious family narrative with a fully realized plot, but the band's new clip for the sparkly,…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2012 - 12:32 pm
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Watch The Shins’ Funny Or Die Sketch

Despite his pivotal importance in Garden State, Shins frontman James Mercer has never exactly seemed like the type of musician who would catch the acting…
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2012 - 1:52 pm
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, we ran into a bit of a problem as it pertains to this list: For some reason, YouTube embed aren't rendering when we…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 4:07 pm
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The Shins – “Simple Song” Video

In the video for the Shins' "Simple Song," James Mercer's videotaped final will and testament sets off a nostalgia-triggering treasure hunt. "To my three children;…
Corban Goble | February 21, 2012 - 9:55 am
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Watch James Mercer Do An Unplugged “September”

We've already heard a bunch of songs from the new Shins comeback album Port Of Morrow: "Simple Song," "The Rifle's Spiral," an acoustic version of…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2012 - 4:59 pm
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The Shins – “The Rifle’s Spiral”

The Shins first album since 2007's Wincing The Night Away is imminent, and is also 2-for-2 (see: "Simple Song" and "September.") Today Port Of Morrow
Amrit Singh | February 13, 2012 - 12:52 pm
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The Shins – “It’s Only Life” (Solo Acoustic)

Right now, the Shins -- at least in their James Mercer-plus-whoever incarnation -- are preparing to return to the world with the new album Port
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 9:28 am
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The Shins – “September”

Next week, the Shins will release the 7" single version of "Simple Song," the huge, world-beating single from their forthcoming Port Of Morrow album. That…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 1:03 pm
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The Shins – “Simple Song”

James Mercer's reconstituted Shins are getting ready to release Port Of Morrow, their first album since 2007's Wincing The Night Away, and they've finally let…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2012 - 2:48 pm
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The Shins Port Of Morrow Details

Earlier today, the Shins announced details for an LP due out next spring, their first since 2007's Wincing The Night Away. It's called Port Of
Corban Goble | December 14, 2011 - 1:51 pm
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The Shins Kick Off Jimmy Fallon’s Pink Floyd Week With “Breathe”

It's five nights of Pink Floyd covers over at the ever musically-minded Fallon program this week, which began last night with the Shins honest-to-Dark-ness take…
Amrit Singh | September 27, 2011 - 9:26 am
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Shins, MGMT, Pearl Jam Booked For Fallon’s Pink Floyd Week

In retrospect, it's amazing that this wasn't Nirvana Week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The show has previously hosted week-long tributes to the Rolling…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2011 - 6:06 pm
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Watch Shins Play New Tune, Bowie Cover In Oregon

The Shins have a new lineup, a new label (Columbia imprint Aural Apothecary), and a handful of new tunes that will appear on the band's…
Scott Lapatine | August 10, 2011 - 11:40 am
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Colin Meloy, James Mercer, Corin Tucker Guest On Portlandia

Portlandia's already been good for unexpected cameos (Aimee Mann, Steve Buscemi, Aubrey Plaza, plus many others). And it looks lik Portlandia is upping the number…
jessica | February 17, 2011 - 2:34 pm
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Broken Bells – “October” 3-D Video

This Broken Bells video is in 3D! Maybe now their music will take some shape? Broken Bells -- the better-on-paper team-up of James Mercer, a…
Amrit Singh | August 12, 2010 - 1:15 pm
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Shins – “Goodbye Girl”

Last week we mentioned Dirty Projectors's Dylan cover as part of the Levi's Pioneer Sessions. The Shins's James Mercer stopped by Levi's to produce this…
jessica | June 10, 2010 - 10:44 am
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Broken Bells @ The Troubadour, Los Angeles 3/14/10

Broken Bells started their promotional tour for their self-titled debut a little less than a month ago, and it'll wrap up at SXSW this weekend,…
jessica | March 15, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Broken Bells Cover Neutral Milk Hotel At Debut Gig

Danger Mouse and James Mercer hit-up The Road for "The High Road" video. Now they've actually taken Broken Bells to the streets: The guys performed…
Brandon Stosuy | February 22, 2010 - 11:58 am
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Defriending Cancer Benefit W/ Todd Barry, James Mercer, Isaac Brock, Eugene Mirman, Tim Heidecker & Friends @ The Moore Theatre, Seattle 2/11/10

Not sure if musicians and comedians preternaturally get along together. But they definitely both hate cancer. So maybe this benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma…
jessica | February 12, 2010 - 5:02 pm
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New Broken Bells Video – “The High Road”

By now, even after that sneaky promo campaign, you may know Broken Bells is the post-Dark Night Of The Soul collision of Danger Mouse and…
Brandon Stosuy | January 27, 2010 - 10:04 am
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