Some stills from upcoming vids for ya. Next up for the Shins after their history-depicting school play clip for “Phantom Limb” is “Australia,” and Subterranean posted a pic that to has the Sub Poppers in lovely shade of prisoner orange (with balloons to match!). Quite stylish.
On the Balkan side of… More »
Wincing’s tunes have swayed more than a few of you to give the Mercer crew another shot live, though we doubt you’d argue that the studio is where the Shins shine. Still, if you’ve been on the road with the band this tour, you’ve probably seen their take on Pink Floyd’s “Breathe,” which they unleashed… More »
Valentine’s Day fast approaches, so The A.V. Club spoke with James Mercer about love and The Shins (via LHB):The A.V. Club: It seems inevitable that some people have attempted to woo partners by playing “New Slang” and telling them that it will change their lives. How often do you think that actually works?
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Less exciting that crawling inside Thom’s iPod, sure, but we’re always curious to know what’s rocking our favorite artists’ headphones. And since today is Office day, why not go with Jim Halpert’s favorite band? The Shins keyboard man Marty Crandall gave Borders a series of Top 5s for everything from all-time indie rock albums to… More »
Stephen had a chat with Seattle’s The Stranger, touching on northwestern bands, cities, and fashion styles. Some thoughts on the region’s music (via LHB):What about Portland’s music scene?
There’s stuff going on, you know. There’s all varieties. I’m not totally privileged to know. There’s the Kingdom and the Get Hustle. I like this band, the… More »
If you’ve avoided the Shins leak in favor of securing the forthcoming record the legit way, you may wanna head to iTunes asap. Late yesterday, we started receiving a flood of emails like this one from reader Mike, whose definite-article omitting iTunes searching helped him stumble on a happy accident(?): Wincing The Night Away (and… More »
Hit mtvU to watch the first video from Wincing The Night Away, directed by Patrick Daughters. We’d love to tell you something more about the clip, but MTV hates Macs so we can’t even watch it! All we know is that everyone appears to be sitting, Jesse Sandovol has a Ludwig kick, and Martin Crandall… More »
We don’t normally peruse Filter (mainly because every album gets an 89% rating) … but this month they invited John Krasinski (Jim from The Office) to interview his fave band, the Shins.
The product is a little bit cute (“You’re great!” … “No, YOU’RE great!”), a lotta bit awkward. But the Behind The Music:… More »
While we were being blown away/surprised/disappointed/nostalgic at Mercury Lounge, our friend Abbey Braden was one of the many troopers that turned up at the 7PM door opening to Sub Pop’s much-hyped Bowery showcase. The bill was solid top to bottom, featuring one of our favorite acts (The Thermals), one of the marathon’s most talked about… More »
Oh, leaking interweb. Thanks for dripping the new Shins record! Before listening, we feared that the band either would turn in a complete retread of their awesome to-date output, or offer up a total snoozer. (Anyone who’s been to a Shins show knows what we’re talking about.) Instead, the album is another step in the… More »
Grant Park is HUGE. Lolla utilized half its space last year, but this time it’s the whole park (and even more artists!). Walking from one main stage (AT&T) to the other (Bud Light) is a task of miles and minutes — but the bands at either end (and the characters and concessions along the way)… More »
The Shins – “Strange Powers (Live In Toronto 4/17/05)” (MP3)