The Shins

  1. Sub Pop and Seattle Rock to Conquer Sea-Tac Airport With Retail Store

    February 24, 2014 5:11 PM EST Sub Pop Records, noted for hits by Nirvana, The Shins, and the Postal Service, will open a retail store in April 2014 at Sea-Tac International Airport. The location is auditioning managers for the store, which will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (send ...

  2. Sub Pop Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman Diagnosed with Parkinson's

    June 04, 2013 2:13 AM EDT Jonathan Poneman, the co-founder of Seattle's Sub Pop Records, who helped launch such seminal bands as Nirvana and Soundgarden, among others, announced May 31 that he has Parkinson's, the degenerative nervous system disease that also ...

  3. 'Hunger Games,' Shins and Odd Future Are Top 10 Bound

    March 23, 2012 8:03 PM EDT The just-released "The Hunger Games" soundtrack seems to be on a steady course for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry prognosticators suggest that the album will sell at least 175,000 copies by week ...

  4. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    March 21, 2012 7:14 PM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack is set to debut at No. 1 next week's Billboard 200 chart, so say industry sources. One Direction Makes History With No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart The multi-artist album should sell at leas ...

  5. NPR Music Launches New iPad App, Exclusive Concert By The Shins

    February 16, 2012 3:12 PM EST NPR Music is launching a new iPad app that promises an "immersive audio and visual experience." The free app, available today, will feature live performances, interviews, signature programs, original reporting and commentary, advance alb ...

  6. Sub Pop Signs Australian Deal

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian independent music company Inertia has reached an exclusive arrangement with Sub Pop to distribute the iconic Seattle label's works down under. With immediate effect, Inertia will represent all Sub Pop's upcoming and catalog re ...

  7. @SXSW: Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers Open Music Fest

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Texas, Wednesday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more ...

  8. Merge To Celebrate 20th With Chapel Hill Fest

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Merge Records will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a five-day music festival this summer in its homebase of Chapel Hill, N.C. Dubbed XX Merge, the July 22-26 event is expected to feature past and present bands from throughout the label's ...

  9. The Indies Issue: The Visionaries

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Here, Billboard presents 10 indie innovators who are taking risks and reaping the rewards. Click here to read more information about each innovator. Pennywise Take one venerable punk band, add a pioneering social networking site, throw cash from a ...

  10. The Billboard Q&A: Sub Pop's Jonathan Poneman

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Venerable indie label Sub Pop has been declared dead twice in its 20 years on Earth: first in 1991, with a Seattle Weekly cover that asked, "Is Sub Pop About to Pop?," and again in 1998, when Rolling Stone said, "Its future looks bl ...

  11. The Shins Releasing Next Album On Frontman's Label

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Shins are likely to self-release their fourth studio album through frontman James Mercer's Aural Apothecary label, Billboard can reveal. The beloved indie rock group's first three albums were released by Sub Pop. "The deal will ...

  12. Modest Mouse, Incubus, The Shins Lead Download Festival Bill

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third U.S. edition of the U.K.'s successful Download Festival will feature such acts as Modest Mouse, Incubus, the Shins and Wolf Parade, among others, beginning Aug. 18 at the Tweeter Center outside Boston. Along with Boston, this year&# ...

  13. Amazon Launches Indie Promo Campaign

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online retailer Amazon.com has launched a massive indie music promotion in which approximately 150 titles will be sold for $9.99 for a limited time. As part of the "Go Indie" sales, Amazon has launched a mini-site that links off of its i ...

  14. ADA Spearheading Indie Rock Compilation Series

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Distributor ADA and top indie labels may be teaming to create a series of compilations modeled after the very successful "NOW That's What I Call Music" series. However, sources tell Billboard.biz the series is in the earliest discus ...

  15. Review: Modest Mouse's 'We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank'

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse: "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" Producer: Dennis Herring Epic Release Date: March 20 Modest Mouse is in top form on the follow-up to 2004's commercial breakthrough "Good News for People Who Like Bad News. ...

  16. The Shins, Fabolous On Board For mtvU Campus Invasion Festival

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, Dashboard Confessional and Fabolous are among the artists on board for mtvU's 2007 Campus Invasion Music Festival, set to be hosted in Austin, Texas, Atlanta and Philadelphia. The network has paired with the Save Darfur Coalition w ...

  17. Pretty Ricky, Shins Grab Top Album Chart Spots

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST After several slow weeks at retail where no title cracked the 100,000-copy plateau, Pretty Ricky and the Shins achieve the feat with their new albums this week. Pretty Ricky's "Late Night Special" (Atlantic) opens at No. 1 after sel ...

  18. Review: The Shins' 'Wincing The Night Away'

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Shins: "Wincing the Night Away Producers: James Mercer, Joe Chiccarelli Sup Pop Release Date: Jan. 23 The Shins' third album probably won't change your life, despite what Natalie Portman insists. But "Wincing the Night Away ...

  19. Belle & Sebastian, New Pornographers To Tour

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Labelmates eye North America dates in 2006. Belle & Sebastian and the New Pornographers are planning to hit the road together. According to the Matador Records Web site, the multitudinous ranks of the labelmates acts will tour North America ea ...

  20. White Stripes Expand Fall Tour

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New run starts Sept. 8 in Milwaukee. The White Stripes have set out plans for a second leg of their fall North American tour, which will begin Aug. 6 in George, Wash. The new run of dates gets underway Sept. 8 in Milwaukee and will close with an O ...

  21. RED Picks Up Lakeshore Records

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lakeshore Records has inked a North American distribution deal with RED. Lakeshore, the music division of film production company Lakeshore Entertainment, was previously distributed by Navarre Corp. Lakeshore Records has inked a North American dis ...

  22. RED Picks Up Lakeshore Records

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lakeshore Records has inked a North American distribution deal with RED. Lakeshore, the music division of film production company Lakeshore Entertainment, was previously distributed by Navarre Corp. Lakeshore Records has inked a North American dis ...