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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 Marty Crandall and Neal Langford now lead a new band…   Read Story »
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 like a top-five Shins song at this point; I never…   Read Story »
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 stream rebuffer a few times on every song: These are not the…   Read Story »
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 through various teasers and studio sessions.…   Read Story »
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 before: "No Way Down" and "Port Of Morrow") from the…   Read Story »
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, uptempo Port Of Morrow track "Bait And Switch"…   Read Story »
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 bug. But he did a nice job of it in his…   Read Story »
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 put them in. We're not sure why that is, but we're looking to fix it.…   Read Story »
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; I couldn't decide which of you to…   Read Story »
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 "It's Only Life," and, most relevant to this post,…   Read Story »