Lollapalooza: the great granddaddy of music festivals. Or would that be Woodstock? Or Monterrey? Or Newport? Maybe Lolla is just the weird uncle of music fests. Who’s not even that weird anymore. Lolla is your uncle whose basement used to smell funny, but now he’s just a regular old guy who wears golf shirts. Or … Continue reading Looking back at Lollapalooza 2012
James Mercer dusts off his Shins for Levi’s Pioneer Sessions.
Sounds exactly like a Shins album produced by Danger Mouse.
Video: Dark Night Of The Soul Despite the fact that you can stream the album in its entirety right now at NPR, it looks like Dark Night of the Soul, the collaboration between Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse, and David Lynch with vocals by James Mercer, Wayne Coyne, Gruff Rhys, Jason Lytle, Julian Casablancas, Frank Black, Iggy … Continue reading Danger Mouse-Sparklehorse-David Lynch Album Scrapped
James Mercer, leader of the Shins, talks to Billboard about replacing his band’s rhythm section, about working with Carrie Brownstein, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse, and Isaac Brock. He also talks about his new label, Aural Apothecary, now that he’s ditched Sub Pop: “I think I’ve learned, you can’t really control things. You can’t let it bug … Continue reading The Shins on Filesharing
What’s not to love about a hip new live-action kids show that features a guestlist of performers like Biz Markie, The Shins, M.I.A.? One alternadad tunes in finds out: not much.
We’ve written about Plugged-In before, but it’s been a while. In short, it’s fundie Focus on the Family’s guide to secular pop culture. And it’s frequently hilarious. Their review of Wincing the Night Away by the Shins is a fine example: Numbness and futility haunt “Australia,” which imagines marriage as a lonely prison. Other songs … Continue reading The Shins vs. Fundamentalist Christians
MP3: The Shins – “Australia” from Wincing The Night Away (review). Video (QT) too!
“Split Needles” (alternate version) by the Shins from the “Phantom Limb” single. MP3 courtesy of AmpCamp.
“Phantom Limb” by The Shins from Wincing The Night Away (review). Out January 23 on Subpop. Album art: Think they’ll move up the release date on this?