The Shins

Formed 1997.
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The Shins record live LP at Jack White's studio

James Mercer from The Shins talks about recording a live LP at Jack White's Third Man Records venue.

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The Shins are an American indie rock band from Albuquerque, New Mexico, formed in 1996. The band's current lineup consists of James Mercer (vocals, guitar, songwriter), Joe Plummer (drums), Jessica Dobson (guitar), Yuuki Matthews (bass), and Richard Swift (keyboards). The band is based in Portland, Oregon.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Port of Morrow

    Port of Morrow 2012

    Reviewed by Martin Aston
    A record with so much clever and excitable beauty, yet strangely disappointing.
  2. Review of Wincing The Night Away

    Wincing The Night Away 2007

    Reviewed by Richard Banks
    ...If Mercer could just control his penchant for the obscure, The Shins would...