musicismylife78" said:they have had quite a few personell changes. I think only james is the only member who has remained from previous incarnations. The drummer i believe at one time was famous for getting kicked out and then having some sort of mexican food cart stand thing in portland. Just like I wish i had seen Arcade Fire when Funeral blew up, in 2004/2005, I saw the Shins in 2011, but also wish i had seen them right when Garden State came out, in 2004.
PKTrekGirl" said:[quote="peacefrompaul"][quote="PKTrekGirl"]I am really jazzed about this album. I doubt it will match my favorite album of 2012 to-date (Van Halen), but if it comes even close on the awesomeness scale, I will be thrilled.I have all their other albums and like them all a lot...so fingers crossed!
eeriepadave" said:hear a new tune called "Bait & Switch" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po0NF2HssIk&ob=av2n
eeriepadave" said:video for Simple Song :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoLTPcD1S4Q
eeriepadave" said:[quote="eeriepadave"]video for Simple Song :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoLTPcD1S4Q
musicismylife78" said:i dont think they have made a bad record. I think Wincing the Night Away is terribly underrated. But that album is so textured and brilliant. Im looking forward to what this thing sounds like and of course James' lyrics. The first 3 albums pretty much sum up my 20's
eeriepadave" said:hear them live tonight in NYC at 10 pm on NPR performing songs from the new album. :)
eeriepadave" said:[quote="eeriepadave"]hear them live tonight in NYC at 10 pm on NPR performing songs from the new album. :)
kenny olav" said:I've known about the Shins for about 5 or 6 years, they've been recommended to me by friends... and I hate to say it, but it took Saturday Night Live to get me to listen to them... I cannot get enough of Simple Song... I've been listening to it (by playing the video) all day... I need to get a version without the talking and sound effects, although the video is brilliant! The 2nd song they played last night didn't leave much of an impression on me, but I'm going to check out the whole album. It was interesting to find out that the singer James Mercer is 41.
adam42381" said:I listened to all 3 of their albums tonight. Good stuff. Thanks, SNL.
Hawk123" said:Great deal on Pop Market for their first 3 albums:http://www.popmarket.com/details/26732891$34.99 for 3. Can't go wrong.
peacefrompaul" said:[quote="Hawk123"]Great deal on Pop Market for their first 3 albums:http://www.popmarket.com/details/26732891$34.99 for 3. Can't go wrong.
musicismylife78" said:i was reading an interview with james mercer from 2004, and its amazing how much things have changed, both for the shins and for the indie music world. in the interview, they were discussing the craziness surrounding james liscening New Slang to Mcdonalds, and then how bizaare it was that the shins were becoming famous, were getting songs in tv shows and on movies. The interviewer was discussing all this like it was unique, and bizaare. How different things are in 2012! Now that type of thing is so commonplace, in many ways its not really even noteworthy. indie bands are on tv and in movies, and in soundtracks all the time. the fact they were on snl the other day is cool, but they are really just a normal big tent indie band right now. And have been for some time. Head and the Heart were used as the final song in the final episode of Chuck. While thats awesome, and any exposure they get is great, its sort of normal now. Im a little nervous though about the lyrics for the new record. alot has happened since 2007 when Wincing came out. James now is a father, and it seems like he is happy. So much of what makes The Shins so great is the lyrics of James mercer, which often revolve around not knowing ones place in society and the world, feeling unsure, lost, confused, scared, anxious. I dont really know how a Shins album would sound like, or how much i'd enjoy it, if james comes out with a happy album.
eeriepadave" said:not as good as clapping butter but.....http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/86cdcd ... orst-enemy
samjam" said:[quote="eeriepadave"]awesome! hope they announce more shows in the summer.
bobasfeet" said:New album is streaming on iTunes..has anyone checked it out?