Friday, May 9, 2008
The Shins is a United States indie rock group comprising singer, songwriter and guitarist James Russell Mercer, keyboardist/guitarist/bassist Martin Crandall, bassist/guitarist Dave Hernandez, drummer Jesse Sandoval, and Eric Johnson of the Fruit Bats. Their sound draws on several musical genres, including pop, alternative, alternative country, and folk. The Shins are based in Portland, Oregon.
On November 27, 2007, the group was featured on a Darfur charity album released by Waxploitation. The album was available on iTunes for only 90 days. 100% of the profits went towards alleviating the crisis in Darfur.
Wincing the Night Away was nominated for a 2008 Grammy award in the category of Best Alternative Music Album.
The Shins collaborated together to create a t-shirt design for the Yellow Bird Project to raise money for the Nature Conservancy.
When You Land Here, It's Time to Return (as Flake Music): 1997
Oh, Inverted World: 2001
Chutes Too Narrow: 2003
Wincing the Night Away: 2007
+The Shins - Australia:
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