The Shins come to Nashville (Part II: Ryman Auditorium)

The Shins Ryman

After Saturday night’s performance/recording session with The Shins and securing our pre-order of the resulting black and blue vinyl, we were refreshed and ready for another evening with Mercer and his ragtag gang. Sunday’s show, which took place at the historic Ryman Auditorium, was a significant departure from the previous night. With a capacity of [...]

Jack White, Alabama Shakes and Beach House Top NPR Readers’ Best of 2012 (So Far)

Jack White

Jack White holds the crown of current fan favorite in 2012 In case you missed it, NPR polled their readers over the past few weeks to see who would rise to the top of public opinion with the best album of the first half of 2012. The music-loving NPR fans contributed quite the extensive, distinguished [...]

Watch: The Shins Perform Full Concert on David Letterman


To promote their new album, Port of Morrow, The Shins performed a special hour-long concert as part of the “Live on Letterman” webcast . Watch below. Port of Morrow is out now.

Stream The Shin’s “Port of Morrow”


The Shins will release their forthcoming album and the followup to 2007′s Wincing the Night Away on March 20, but  you can stream the entire album today via iTunes. Last week the band performed at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge for an exclusive concert that streamed live on NPR’s iPad app. Click HERE to watch.

Video: Watch The Shins Perform on Saturday Night Live


The Shins are busy promoting their new album, Port of Morrow. This weekend they were the musical guest on Saturday Night Live where they performed two tracks from the new album, “Simple Song” and “It’s Only Life.” Watch the videos below. Port of Morrow drops March 20 via via Columbia Records/Mercer’s Aural Apothecary imprint.

Video: The Shins’ Exclusive NPR Webcast


Last night, The Shins performed at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge, and the exclusive concert was streamed live on NPR’s iPad app. The band performed songs from their forthcoming album Port of Morrow. Watch the performance below. Port of Morrow drops March 20th via Columbia Records/Mercer’s Aural Apothecary imprint.

Watch: The Shins – Bait and Switch


After seeing the video for “Simple Song” and watching James Mercer’s Butter-Clapping skills, The Shins are just pampering us now. Today they have released a rehearsal video for another forthcoming track, “Bait and Switch”. Port of Morrow is set for release March 20th via Columbia Records. Check out the video below!

The Shins Will Appear on Saturday Night Live March 10th


The Shins released their video for  “Simple Song” earlier this week, and now the band has announced that they will make their second Saturday Night Live appearance on March 10th. Their new album “Port of Morrow” drops March 20th via James Mercer’s Aural Apothecary label and Columbia Records. Watch the video for Simple Song below.