1. The Shins Announce New Album 'Heartworms,' Release New Single 'Name for You'

    January 05, 2017 11:38 AM EST 0 0 0 Indie pop fans can rejoice today (Jan. 5), as The Shins announced that they’re dropping a new album, Heartworms , on March 10 through Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records. The band made the announcement this morning, sharing a trippy lyric video for th ...

  2. Brian May Warns of Asteroid Strikes, Joins Danger Mouse and Others in Call to Action

    December 05, 2014 10:43 AM EST Noted astrophysicist and rock guitarist Brian May has joined a group of astronomers, scientists and other artists to raise awareness about the threat of asteroids on our planet, warning at a news conference this week that Earth is headed for destr ...

  3. Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Q&A: 'I Wasn't Shy About Being a Struggling Actor Again'

    July 28, 2014 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Zach Braff is pretty confident the soundtrack to his new film, Wish I Was Here , won't be a platinum blockbuster like the one from his 2004 directorial debut, Garden State . "Selling 1.5 million copies in this day and age is ridiculous,&qu ...

  4. Broken Bells Teases New Album, 'After the Disco'

    October 08, 2013 8:16 PM EDT Broken Bells is back. The indie rock collaboration between The Shins' James Mercer and producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse will release "After the Disco," its first LP in nearly four years, this January. The band teased the new alb ...

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  6. Broken Bells' Sophomore Disc May Come Before Next Shins Album

    June 14, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Mercer talks about his side project and touring 'Port of Morrow' James Mercer says a second Broken Bells record may be likely before his Shins follow-up to this year's "Port of Morrow." "We have to do another Brok ...

  7. Publishing Briefs: Pink Re-Ups With EMI; Universal Inks Danger Mouse, Mike Elizondo

    April 02, 2012 4:57 PM EDT EMI Music Publishing has renewed its long-term worldwide administration agreement with Pink, who has sold over 40 million albums and 70 million singles globally and won three Grammy Awards, according to the company. The re-up, brokered by EMI Musi ...

  8. The Shins To Release 'Port of Morrow' Album in March

    December 14, 2011 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Indie rock mainstays the Shins will return in March 2012 with "Port of Morrow," their fourth full-length and first album in over five years. The group released the album's 10-song track list and spooky cover art on Wednesday (Dec. 15) ...

  9. Outside Lands Festival 2011: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    August 15, 2011 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now in its fourth year, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival serves the dual purpose of providing vibrant Bay Area city with a response to Indio's white-hot Coachella, and giving the city an annual Golden Gate Park event recalling the by ...

  10. The Shins Return With Tour, 2012 Album on Columbia

    August 02, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back in 2008, Billboard reported that The Shins' fourth album would be released via frontman James Mercer's own Aural Apothecary instead of longtime label Sub Pop. At the time, however, distribution for Aural Apothecary was not known, but ...

  11. Playlist: The Sounds of Portland, Oregon

    February 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard music editor and Portland native Cortney Harding picks songs and videos by her ten favorite Portland bands. She's so "Portland" that she'll argue that Everclear weren't really a Portland band, and will point you to ...

  12. James Mercer, Isaac Brock Team Up For '180°' Soundtrack

    June 21, 2010 2:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Emmett Malloy felt music was so integral to "180° South," the new environmental documentary he produced for his Woodshed Films imprint, that he brought singer-songwriters James Mercer (the Shins , Broken Bells ) and Mason Jennings to the P ...

  13. James Mercer Plans Double Duty With Broken Bells, Shins

    May 17, 2010 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Broken Bells prepares for Tuesday's (May 18) kick-off of its new North American tour, James Mercer says he and partner Danger Mouse are already plotting the group's second album. At the same time, Mercer is also planning to return his o ...

  14. SXSW Kicks Off With Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers and More

    March 18, 2010 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Tex. yesterday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more than ...

  15. Ludacris Lands Fourth No. 1 Album With "Battle of the Sexes"

    March 17, 2010 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ludacris scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Battle of the Sexes" debuts atop the tally with 137,000 copies. The album is the rapper/actor's follow-up to 2008's "Theater of the Mind," which peaked at No. 5. ...

  16. Videos of the Week: Lady Gaga Talks 'Telephone,' Ludacris Gets Tipsy, Nicole Richie Raps

    March 12, 2010 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Lady Gaga reveals the inspiration for her "Telephone" video , Ludacris gets tipsy with Martha Stewart, Nicole Richie busts a rhyme for Ellen DeGeneres, and more. 1) Lady Gaga Tal ...

  17. Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse Album Release Scrapped

    May 15, 2009 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s been one of the most hotly anticipated albums of 2009 since it was first announced: “Dark Night of the Soul,” a collaboration between the producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, The Black Keys) and critically acclaimed psych-rock act S ...

  18. The Shins Shape Up, Look To The Future

    May 08, 2009 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lineup change, a new label, a film score and a few new songs are greeting fans of The Shins as the band returned to the road this past week after an eighteen month break. Longtime bassist Marty Crandall and drummer Jesse Sandoval have been replace ...

  19. Mason Jennings Back On Indie Track

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings is a lover of many religions, a theme that heavily influenced his recent release "In the Ever." Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings is a lover of many religions, a theme that heavily influenced his recent rele ...

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

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 rele The Shins are likely to self-release t ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 'Dashboard' Confessional

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Modest Mouse had been an indie rock standard-bearer for more than a decade when its single "Float On" suddenly became a mainstream hit in 2004. The Epic album from which it was drawn, "Good News for P Modest Mouse had been an indie ro ...

  23. The Billboard Q&A: Modest Mouse

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Modest Mouse had been an indie rock standard-bearer for more than a decade when its single "Float On" suddenly became a mainstream hit in 2004. The Epic album from which it was drawn, "Good News for P Modest Mouse had been an indie ro ...

  24. Modest Mouse Confirms Release Date, Track List

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Modest Mouse has set a March 20 release date for its new Epic album, "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank." The 14-track set is led by the single "Dashboard," which is No. 10 in its third week on B Modest Mouse has set a March ...

  25. 'Night' Fever

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Will the Shins make a further leap into the mainstream with their new Sub Pop album, "Wincing the Night Away," or will they remain comfortably perched atop list of the most commercially successful ind Will the Shins make a further leap int ...

  26. The Shins Plot New Album Promo Blitz

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Shins have unveiled the first leg of their tour in support of their upcoming Sub Pop album, "Wincing the Night Away." The trek will begin Feb. 8 in Minneapolis and continue through Feb. 25 in Lond The Shins have unveiled the first leg ...

  27. Modest Mouse Pounds The 'Dashboard'

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Dashboard," the first single from Modest Mouse's upcoming Epic album "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank," will hit U.S. radio outlets Jan. 16, Billboard.com has learned. A poor quality version o "Dashboard," ...

  28. Modest Mouse Wraps Tour With New Songs, Comic Surprise

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Modest Mouse wrapped a 10-shows-in-13-days U.S. tour last night (Nov. 18) at New York's intimate Bowery Ballroom, offering up four songs from its upcoming Epic album, "We Were Dead Before the Ship Eve Modest Mouse wrapped a 10-shows-in-13- ...

  29. Shins Settle On Third Album Track List

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Shins have revealed the track list for their third Sub Pop album, "Wincing the Night Away," due Jan. 23. The Shins have revealed the track list for their third Sub Pop album, "Wincing the Night Away," due Jan. 23. The 11-trac ...

  30. The Shins Stretching Out On Third Album

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock kingpins the Shins stretch out on their third album, "Wincing the Night Away," due in January via Sub Pop. Save for a handful of backing vocals, the set is completely finished and will be m Indie rock kingpins the Shins stretch ...

  31. Third Shins Album Expected In October

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally expected this summer, the third album from indie rock darlings the Shins is now penciled in for an October release via Sub Pop. The as-yet-untitled album is the follow-up to 2003's "Chutes Originally expected this summer, the th ...

  32. Artists Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are staging their own benefit shows for or donating to funds for the victims of the recent tsunami in Southern Asia. Along with several large concerts in the planning ...

  33. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "SpongeBob SquarePants" Worldwide 'Pants' Avril Lavigne, the Flaming Lips, Wilco and the Shins join the fun on the "SpongeBob SquarePants" soundtrack, due this week from Sire. Lavigne sings the theme song, while Wilco&# ...

  34. Shins' Success No Longer 'Narrow'

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003 sophomore Sub Pop album, "Chutes Too Narrow," which has become one of the label's top-selling releases of the past decade. T The Shins are winding down a near ...

  35. Lips, Shins Kick Back With 'SpongeBob'

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball video to accompany "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy." Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips ...

  36. The Shins Expand 'Narrow' Focus

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Second albums can be strange animals. They merit special attention when following up a first effort that establishes the artist as a talent to be reckoned with, as the Shins' Sub Pop debut "Oh, Invert Second albums can be strange animals. ...

  37. The Shins Slide Down The 'Chute'

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Albuquerque, N.M.-based rock outfit the Shins will release their sophomore studio album, "Chutes Too Narrow," Oct. 21 via Sub Pop. A commercial single for "So Says I" will be released Sept. 23, backed Albuquerque, N.M.-based rock ...