1. James Mercer Explains Why The Shins' New Album Is a 'Flip' of Their Last LP

    January 19, 2018 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Radical ideas happen around James Mercer’s breakfast table. When the Shins’ frontman was in his kitchen writing the initial versions of the songs that would make up 2017’s Heartworms , his wife latched onto the acoustic vibe of those — and suggested ...

  2. The Shins Announce 'Heartworms' Rework Album 'The Heart's Worm'

    December 15, 2017 12:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Back in March, when  The Shins  released their latest album  Heartworms , it arrived with an  “flipped” version  of single “Name for You,” and later in October, “Cherry Hearts” got a remix and its own  “flipped” version , too. As it turns out, there ...

  3. Watch The Shins' James Mercer's NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    July 25, 2017 8:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Mercer from The Shins donned a knit hat in the summer and came by NPR's offices to do a Tiny Desk concert. Mercer performed a three-song acoustic set from both the band's newest and most famous records ( Heartworms and Chutes Too Nar ...

  4. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Play First Show in 4 Years at 2017 SOS Fest: See Full Lineup Including Iggy Pop, Kehlani & More

    June 20, 2017 10:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Indie favorite the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will headline the Sound on Sound Festival this fall (Nov. 10-12). Iggy Pop , Grizzly Bear and The Shins round out the headliner slate for the second annual event, which is set to return to Sherwood Forest, a mediev ...

  5. The Shins Cover 'A Taste of Honey' for 'Man in the High Castle' Album

    April 03, 2017 5:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Amazon’s dystopian alternate history show The Man in the High Castle 's Resistance Radio  album, The Shins  have covered the 1960s pop standard “A Taste of Honey,” most famously recorded by The Beatles . The compilation, which will be relea ...

  6. The Shins Earn First Alternative Albums No. 1 With 'Heartworms'

    March 24, 2017 4:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The set debuts at No. 1, surpassing the No. 2 bow & peak of 2012's "Port of Morrow." The Shins earn their first No. 1 on Billboard 's Alternative Albums chart, as fifth LP Heartworms debuts atop the April 1-dated list with 20 ...

  7. The Shins' 'Heartworms' Cover Inspiration: Japanese Yokai Art From a Cartoon Network Whiz

    March 20, 2017 5:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer James Mercer & album designer Jacob Escobedo go behind-the-scenes on the creation of the striking artwork. The Shins have long used kaleidoscopic illustrations for their album covers -- artistic embellishments of nature that exist somewhe ...

  8. The Shins' New Album Inspirations: Pink Floyd & Wile E. Coyote

    March 10, 2017 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Frontman James Mercer discusses "Heartworms," the band's long-awaited fifth LP. The Shins are growing up -- or, at least, getting a little less happy-go-lucky. A band once known for its lo-fi lullaby charm, the Portland-based project ...

  9. The Shins Return With Infectious 'Heartworms': Listen

    March 10, 2017 5:46 AM EST 0 0 5 Kick back, tune in and get infected by heartworms. The Shins’ Heartworms , that is (the only good heartworms).   The indie-pop faves' fifth LP dropped overnight and is the follow-up to 2012’s Port Of Morrow, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard ...

  10. The Shins Preview Songs From New Album 'Heartworms' in Pomona

    March 06, 2017 5:13 PM EST 0 0 0 In anticipation of the March 10 release of Heartworms , The Shins performed seven new songs at a sold-out show at Pomona’s Fox Theater on Saturday night. James Mercer, whose band celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, has said that  Heartworms , ...

  11. 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 ...

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  13. The Beat 8/06: Lollapalooza Highlights: Sets, Storms, Perry Farrell Backstage Q&A

    The Beat 8/06: Lollapalooza Highlights: Sets, Storms, Perry Farrell Backstage Q&A

    August 06, 2012 6:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/06: Lollapalooza Highlights, Stormapalooza 2012, Exclusive Sit Down with Perry Farrell jonathan brooks , Die Antwoord , the shins , Jack White , Passion Pit , Billboard , lollapalooza 2012 , Red Hot Chili Peppers , The Black Keys , featur ...

  14. The Shins LIVE @ Lollapalooza 2012

    The Shins LIVE @ Lollapalooza 2012

    August 03, 2012 11:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Shins LIVE @ Lollapalooza 2012 Lollapalooza , the shins , performance , Lollapalooza , Performance , The Shins Videos Lollapalooza Performance The Shins ...

  15. The Shins Live @ Auditorium Shores SXSW 2012

    The Shins Live @ Auditorium Shores SXSW 2012

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