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New Shins Album Coming in Early 2017, According to James Mercer

The Shins have finished recording their fifth studio album, according to frontman James Mercer in an interview with KBOO 90.7 in Portland. According to Mercer,…
Rachel Brodsky / August 15, 2016

Netflix’s New Kids’ Show Features Beatles Covers By Eddie Vedder, Sia, and the Shins

The Beatles/beetles puns come flying to children's television later this year with Beat Bugs, a new animated show debuting on Netflix this August. The program features new versions of…
Anna Gaca / February 10, 2016

Deep Sea Diver and the Shins’ James Mercer Bridge Worlds in ‘Creatures of Comfort’

On Deep Sea Diver’s latest single, "Creatures of Comfort," frontwoman Jessica Dobson howls, "Tearin’ us apart!" while simultaneously — and perhaps counterintuitively, given the refrain —…
Evan Siegel / January 20, 2016

Hear the Shins Get Wistful for Zach Braff on ‘So Now What’

Giddiness over the arrival of a new Shins track has been substantial, delivering a hefty dose of publicity for Zach Braff's new film, Wish…
Colin Stutz / June 20, 2014

Zach Braff’s Next Soundtrack Detailed, ‘Garden State’ to Hit Vinyl

The potentially life-changing soundtrack to Zach Braff's new flick, Wish I Was Here, will be released digitally and on CD July 15. The long-awaited track list is…
Olivia Forman / June 17, 2014

Shins Share New Song in Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ Trailer

About 10 years ago, lives were famously changed when Natalie Portman introduced Zach Braff to the Shins in Garden State. Braff's obsession with James Mercer…
Colin Joyce / May 19, 2014

Zach Braff’s New Soundtrack Will Probably Change Your Life

Zach Braff's upcoming movie Wish I Was Here ranked among the 10 Best Films We at Sundance Film Festival 2014. If that wasn't enough to…
Kyle McGovern / March 27, 2014

Third Man Resurrects ‘Honest’ Direct-to-Acetate Process for Concert Vinyl Series

On June 25, Jack White's Third Man Records will release all-new live records from the Shins, the Kills, and blues legend Seasick Steve. According to…
Kyle McGovern / June 20, 2013

Hear Ex-Shins Members Sad Baby Wolf’s Full Emotive ‘Electric Sounds’

Marty Crandall and Neal Langford, both former members of the Shins, have returned to Albuquerque for new band Sad Baby Wolf. That homecoming feels crucial…
Marc Hogan / April 9, 2013

Shins Defectors, as Sad Baby Wolf, Share ‘Electric Sounds’ From Debut Album

Following his 2009 dismissal from the Shins, Marty Crandall teamed with fellow former-Shin Neal Langford, who left the Albuquerque outfit several years earlier, to form…
Kyle McGovern / March 7, 2013

Hangout Festival Announces 2013 Lineup: Tom Petty, Kings of Leon, Kendrick Lamar, More

The sun-soaked, sand-storming Hangout Music Festival has announced the initial lineup for its fourth annual beach blanket blowout. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kings of…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 13, 2013

The Shins Cheerfully Cover Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’

With a hurricane bearing down on the Eastern seaboard, Halloween coming up mid-week, and a tightly contested Election Day on November 6, anyone could be…
Marc Hogan / October 29, 2012

The Shins, the Kills to Reopen Jack White’s Third Man Records

The Shins and the Kills will assist with the grand reopening of Jack White's Third Man Records shop in Nashville. The two bands will headline…
Chris Martins / October 3, 2012

The Shins, Feist Stop by ‘From the Basement’: Watch Full Episodes

Four new episodes of Nigel Godrich's sessions series From the Basement are available for streaming online — and in 3D! The Shins, Feist, Aimee Mann,…
Nicole Sia / September 21, 2012

Lollapalooza 2012: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Black Sabbath, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frank Ocean, and many more: here's your front-row ticket to Chicago's biggest fest.
Ken Bachor / August 4, 2012
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