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The Shins are an American indie rock band centered around James Mercer. The band formed in 1997, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States as a side project of Mercer (previously of Blue Roof Dinner) and drummer Jesse Sandoval, who were both members of Flake Music. The band's original lineup was Mercer (vocals, guitar), Sandoval (drums), Marty Crandall (keyboards) and Dave Hernandez (bass). Neil Langford replaced Hernandez in 1998. Hernandez returned to the band in 2003, as Langford had left the band in 2001. Hernandez remained in the band until 2009. Fruit Bats keyboardist Eric Johnson joined the band in 2006. Their debut album, Oh, Inverted World was issued in 2001 and contained the singles "New Slang" and "Caring is Creepy", which were both featured in the 2004 film "Garden State". The band's next album, Chutes Too Narrow was released in 2003 and featured the single "So Says I". The band's third album Wincing The Night Away, was released in 2007 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts, the highest charting album in Sub Pop history until Arcade Fire's"The Suburbs" debuted at #1. After a short hiatus, Mercer announced in 2009 that the band was to record a new album and that Marty Crandall, and Jesse Sandoval were no longer members of The Shins. The band's new lineup included James Mercer, Eric Johnson, Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer and Grand Archives keyboardist Ron Lewis. Before the release of Port of Morrow, the band lineup changed once more with only Mercer and Plummer remaining from the previously announced lineup. The newly added members were announced as guitarist Jessica Dobson, bassist Yuuki Matthews (formerly of Crystal Skulls) and keyboardist Richard Swift. The Simple Song Songfacts reports that "Simple Song." was the first single from the Port Of Morrow album, the band's debut release on James Mercer's Aural Apothecary record label. It was also the first offering to be heard from the band following the departure of Jesse Sandoval and Marty Crandall. The current line-up for the live act is James Mercer (vocals, guitar), Jessica Dobson (guitar), Yuuki Matthews (bass), Richard Swift (keyboards) and Joe Plummer (drums). More information: *http://www.theshins.com *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shins Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

It's Only Life

Port of Morrow
Last Played on August 21, 2015 8:59pm

Simple Song

Port Of Morrow
Last Played on June 13, 2015 2:44pm

So Says I

Chutes Too Narrow
Last Played on March 17, 2015 11:16am

Red Rabbits

Wincing The Night Away
Last Played on March 11, 2015 9:30am

The Rifle's Spiral

Port of Morrow
Last Played on March 03, 2015 4:04am

Sleeping Lessons

Wincing The Night Away
Last Played on February 26, 2015 9:57pm

Sea Legs

Wincing The Night Away
Last Played on February 24, 2015 2:34pm

Pink Bullets

Chutes Too Narrow
Last Played on February 04, 2015 12:53pm

Saint Simon

Chutes Too Narrow
Last Played on February 03, 2015 11:17pm

Mine's Not A High Horse

Chutes Too Narrow
Last Played on January 31, 2015 9:35am

Australia

Wincing the Night Away
Last Played on January 19, 2015 4:57am

Wonderful Christmastime

Holidays Rule
Last Played on December 24, 2014 9:27pm

Wonderful Christmastime

Holiday Rules
Last Played on December 24, 2014 5:15pm

Kissing The Lipless

Chutes Too Narrow
Last Played on December 21, 2014 12:08pm

Phantm Limb

Wincing the Night Away
Last Played on November 25, 2014 3:10pm

Fighting In A Sack

Chutes Too Narrow
Last Played on September 30, 2014 6:02pm

Turn On Me

Wincing the Night Away
Last Played on September 05, 2014 2:21pm

So Now What

Wish I Was Here (soundtrack)
Last Played on July 13, 2014 3:46am

New Slang

Oh, Inverted Worlds
Last Played on March 02, 2014 12:31pm

Know Your Onion!

Oh Inverted World
Last Played on January 29, 2014 2:42am

Phantom Limb

Wincing The Night Away

SIMPLE SONG

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