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The Shins, Beirut Show Off Fresh New Looks

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 »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2007 - 12:33 pm

The Shins Cover Pink Floyd

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 »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2007 - 9:16 am

Oh, Perverted World

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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By: Stereogum / February 9, 2007 - 1:12 pm

The Shins’ Marty Crandall Lists His Top 5s

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 »

By: Stereogum / January 25, 2007 - 12:31 pm

Malkmus On Shins, Smiths, Thermals, Mullets

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 »

By: Stereogum / January 18, 2007 - 12:34 pm

Someone May Be Wincing Over This One

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 »

By: Stereogum / January 10, 2007 - 9:32 am

New Shins Video – “Phantom Limb”

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 »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2006 - 2:35 pm

John Krasinski Talks To The Shins

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 »

By: Stereogum / December 1, 2006 - 11:47 am

Stereogum Does CMJ: Sub Pop Showcase @ Bowery Ballroom

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 »

By: Stereogum / November 6, 2006 - 3:28 am

New Shins – “Phantom Limb”

Shins’ “Limb” is as muscular as the Sub Pop foursome gets (i.e., not very, but still pretty). The five of you who haven’t heard it should head to MySpace to stream this first single from Wincing The Night Away. The opening buzzsaw riff … sounds so familiar! More »

By: Stereogum / November 1, 2006 - 10:24 am

Premature Evaluation: The Shins – Wincing The Night Away

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 »

By: Stereogum / October 20, 2006 - 5:40 pm

‘Palooza In Pics (Day One)

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 »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2006 - 4:32 pm

The Shins Cover Magnetic Fields

By request…
The Shins – “Strange Powers (Live In Toronto 4/17/05)” (MP3)

You can read Frank’s review of that Kool Haus show at Chromewaves. While you’re there, download another cool cover: Mountain Goats’ acoustic take on “The Boys Are Back In Town.”… More »

By: Stereogum / April 26, 2005 - 2:44 pm

Of Montreal Cover The Shins

I forget where I got this link from, but thank you to whoever pointed me to it!
Of Montreal – “Know Your Onion”More »

By: Stereogum / July 22, 2004 - 3:47 pm
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