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Listen to a Song from James Mercer’s Band Before the Shins, Flake Music

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

James Mercer fans who long for new Shins material will have to continue waiting, but they can seek solace in some vintage material from his band before the Shins, Flake Music.

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Watch Broken Bells’ UFO-Inspired Video for ‘Control’

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Broken Bells told an intergalactic love story last year with their two-part video series for two songs from their latest, 'After the Disco,' and now they're bringing the extraterrestrial theme to their new video for 'Control.'

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Shins Unveil New Song, ‘So Now What’

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

Even though Shins frontman James Mercer has been busy with Broken Bells lately, his full-time band found time to record a new song for Zach Braff's new movie, 'Wish I Was Here.'

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Trailer for Zach Braff Movie Includes New Shins Song

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The trailer for Zach Braff’s follow-up to 'Garden State,' 'Wish I Was Here,' features a new Shins song.

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

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

Liz Ramanand, Diffuser
Liz Ramanand, Diffuser

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

Aimee Mann, James Mercer
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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]

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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 Appear on Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich’s ‘From the Basement’

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

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Matt Roberts, Getty Images

-- 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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