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12 Years Ago: The Shins’ ‘Oh, Inverted World’ Album Released

Is ‘New Slang’ a life-altering song? No. Is anything on the Shins’ debut album? No. The band doesn’t make life-changing music. But it does make finely crafted indie-pop.

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Liz Ramanand, Diffuser

The Shins + Man Man Kick Off NYC Concert Season at Williamsburg Park – Exclusive Photos

The Williamsburg Park Concert Series started on a high note over the weekend, as Oregon indie heroes the Shins heated things up with support from Man Man.

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Aimee Mann, James Mercer
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The Shins’ James Mercer Joins Aimee Man on ‘Kimmel’

Aimee Mann recently wrapped up a month-long North American trek with Ted Leo, and to celebrate, she swung by the ABC studios of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' last night (Nov. 19) to perform two songs: 'Labrador' and 'Living a Lie,' both from her 'Charmer' album, which dropped in September. The album version of 'Living a Lie' featured guest vocals from James Mercer of the Shins, and while Ted Leo had been handling the part during the recent tour, none other than Mercer himself turned up for the 'Kimmel!' take.

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The Shins, ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ [Listen]

Christmas in October? Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year a few months early as the Shins offer up their cover of 'Wonderful Christmastime,' a tune originally recorded by Brian Wilson and his Beach Boys bandmates for 1964′s 'The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album.' Listen by hitting the blue button below.

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The Shins Feist
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The Shins, Feist Appear on Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich’s ‘From the Basement’

The third season of 'From the Basement,' the web-based performance series created by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, has begun. As of now, four episodes of the new season have aired, with the Shins, Feist and Aimee Mann giving intimate versions of their songs.

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James Mercer
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The Shins Issue ‘Port of Morrow’ On Reel-to-Reel Tape + More

-- In the ultimate nod to audiophiles, the Shins released -- and have already sold out of -- a limited edition edition reel-to-reel version of 'Port of Morrow' that included the album on 1/4 inch tra

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James Mercer
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The Shins Cover Magnetic Fields’ ‘Andrew in Drag’ on Australian Radio

The Shins used a recent visit to Aussie radio station Triple J's show 'Like a Version' to perform a cover of the Magnetic Fields single 'Andrew in Drag' off the band's 'Love at the Bottom of the Sea' album. The clip sort of reminds us of 'Storytellers,' as Shins frontman James Mercer takes his sweet time chatting with the show's hosts before he starts playing.

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'It's Only Life'
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The Shins Shine With New ‘It’s Only Life’ Video

Remember St. Vincent's fantastic 'Cheerleader' video? Director Hiro Murai returns to helm the clip for the Shins' 'It's Only Life,' the latest single off the band's 'Port of Morrow' album -- and we'll go ahead and say it: Hiro has done it again.

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Top Albums 2012

The Shins, ‘Port of Morrow’ – Top Albums of 2012

James Mercer came into 2012 facing major expectations. The Shins mastermind captured the hearts and ears of alt guys and gals across the country, with at least partial aid from a mega-headphoned Natalie Portman. Following the albums 'Oh, Inverted World' and 'Chutes Too Narrow,' what would the 'Port of Morrow' hold?

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Nigel Godrich
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Nigel Godrich Resurrects ‘From the Basement’ With Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Shins + More

It's been over three years since the last episode of 'From the Basement' aired, but show creator Nigel Godrich plans to bring the series back for a third run. The famed Radiohead producer has tapped the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Shins and more big acts for the upcoming season.

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