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Music / The Shins

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"You gotta hear this one song. It'll change your life, I swear."
Natalie Portman, in praise of the The Shins' 'New Slang' in Garden State

The Shins are an American indie rock band comprising singer, songwriter and guitarist James Mercer; guitarist/bassist Dave Hernandez; Eric Johnson of Fruit Bats; drummer Joe Plummer, and bassist Ron Lewis. Their sound draws on several musical genres, including pop, alternative rock, indie rock and folk. The Shins were formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but are now based in Portland, Oregon. Their latest album, Heartworms, was released in March 2017.


Studio Albums:

  • Oh, Inverted World (2001)
  • Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
  • Wincing The Night Away (2007)
  • Port of Morrow (2012)
  • Heartworms (2017)

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