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 [...]

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 [...]

Third Man Records Debuts Groundbreaking Venue, Books The Shins and The Kills

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Yesterday, we brought you the very cool news of Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism label that will see its official launch at the end of the month. Now, we bring you details of the truly exciting things the incomparable Jack White has in store down at his Nashville audiophile wonderland, Third Man Records. Third Man Records [...]

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 [...]

Video: The Shins – “The Rifle’s Spiral”


Today, The Shins premiered their new video for “The Rifle’s Spiral” on NOWNESS. The video, directed by Jamie Caliri, centers around three sinister gentlemen, a magician and an enormous rabbit. Watch the clip below. The Shins: The Rifle’s Spiral on Nowness.com.

You should Be Watching the Coachella Re-broadcast


With all this Readng and Glastonbury announcement nonsense, I totally forgot about Coachella, until (honestly) last night. I hope on this morning to the happy discovery that Coachella are generously re-broadcasting the acts that have already played for their lovely internet friends. I decided to see what was being broadcast on their three available channels, [...]

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.