The Shins come to Nashville (Part I: Third Man Records)

James Mercer Third Man Records

This past weekend, October 5-7th, Nashville had the opportunity to host one of alternative rock’s flagship members, The Shins. Spanning the course of Saturday and Sunday, James Mercer and his newly-reformed outfit performed at the Ryman Auditorium, played a sold-out show at Third Man Records’ newly-renovated venue space and even recorded a live album. We [...]

Watch: James Mercer with Funny or Die

James Mercer

Although The Shins recently released the video for “Simple Song”, James Mercer has another trick up his sleeve. Alongside the folks at Funny or Die, Mercer guest stars in a video titled “Clapping Butter”. The video, a mere two minutes, involves Mercer trying to capture the perfect clap, eventually finding aid in what the video [...]

Watch: The Shins – Simple Song


For this week only, iTunes is offering the music video for The Shins’ “Simple Song” for a free download. “Simple Song” is the debut single off the groups forthcoming album, Port of Morrow, dropping March 20th. The video consists of nostalgia, an aged James Mercer and a Fall of the House of Usher-eque conclusion. Download [...]

Listen: The Shins – “September”


Band releases new song and reveals another set of tour dates in support of their forthcoming album, Port of Morrow.

The Shins Reveal New Album Details and Cover Art


The Shins have revealed art work and a tentative release date for their fourth album, Port Of Morrow.  The album, the first since 2007′s Wincing the Night Away, will be released in March 2012 via James Mercer’s Aural Apothecary label and Columbia Records. An exact release date, as well as upcoming tour dates, will be announced [...]

Video: The Shins Cover David Bowie


The new Shins lineup, consisting of James Mercer, Yuuki Matthews (bass), Jessica Dobson (guitar), Richard Swift (keyboards) and Joe Plummer (drums), took the stage in Eugene, OR on Monday (Aug 8 ) and added a David Bowie cover to the set. Check out the  videos below via One Thirty BPM.  The first video has better [...]

Listen to First Single from Broken Bells’ Debut


Broken Bells is the new project formed by James Mercer, frontman of The Shins, and Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse.  The first single off their upcoming album, “The High Road,” will premier today on the band’s website, www.brokenbells.com.  Today only, they will offer the song as a free download, after which it will become available [...]

Listen to First Single from Broken Bells' Debut

Broken Bells is the new project formed by James Mercer, frontman of The Shins, and Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse.