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Sad Baby Wolf (ex-Shins) – “Everything Is” (Neutral Milk Hotel Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

James Mercer now has an entirely new Shins band backing him up, and now some of his former confederates are teaming up. Former Shins members…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Watch The Shins On Letterman

Last night, the Shins showed up on the Late Show With David Letterman, blasting through their world-beating single "Simple Song." I swear that one is…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2012 - 8:57 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The Shins Port Of Morrow

A Virginia airport at 5 in the morning on the day SXSW starts, listening to an iTunes stream on crappy airport wi-fi and letting that…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Watch The Shins Return To SNL

The Shins' fourth LP Port Of Morrow streams on iTunes on Tuesday, but fans paying close attention have already heard most of the album's songs…
Scott Lapatine | March 11, 2012 - 12:48 am

Watch Last Night’s Shins Show In NYC

Last night, the Shins played New York's Le Poisson Rouge, using the occasion to bust out a bunch of songs (including two we hadn't heard…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2012 - 4:29 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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