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After kicking off their 38th season with Radiohead and following up with Bon Iver, Austin City Limits continued their great run over the weekend with The Shins. James Mercer and co. performed a set made up of highlight’s from their excellent recent LP Port of Morrow — including ‘Simple Song‘, ‘The Rifle’s Spiral‘, and ‘September‘ — and the episode also …

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[WATCH] Bloody CHILDRENS HOSPITAL Season 4 promo ft. THE SHINS’ ‘It’s Only Life’

Rob Corddry’s brilliant Adult Swim comedy Childrens Hospital is returning for its fourth season on August 9, and a rather unexpected new promo for the show surfaced this week. The video prominently features The Shins’ nice Port of Morrow single ‘It’s Only Life‘, juxtaposed with a whole heap of blood. It gets pretty gross and could probably be …

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[WATCH] THE SHINS: ‘It’s Only Life’

The Shins have released a new video for ‘It’s Only Life’, the latest single from this year’s excellent Port of Morrow. The Hiro Murai-directed clip features an imaginative kid patrolling an abandoned, apocalyptic suburb while James Mercer is dragged off by some kind of shadow-beast.


There’s been a whole heap of noteworthy late night television appearances over the last fortnight, so let’s attempt to catch up on most of them at once. Jack White once again killed it on Later… with Jools Holland this week (following his stellar SNL performance), tearing through ‘Sixteen Saltines’ and ‘Freedom at 21’ from his great …

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[WATCH] THE SHINS: ‘The Rifle’s Spiral’

The Shins have released a new video for ‘The Rifle’s Spiral’, the third from their excellent comeback LP Port of Morrow. The Jamie Caliri-directed clip was premiered on Nintendo 3DS recently, and is now available to watch in 2D. It features a creepy, Coraline-esque style of stop motion animation, and Caliri tells Nowness he was influenced by Edward Gorey’s illustration work and …

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[WATCH] THE SHINS perform an hour-long set on LETTERMAN

The Shins stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night to promote their incredible comeback LP, Port of Morrow, which is out now. James Mercer and co. played their infinitely listenable single ‘Simple Song’, which has to be one of the best songs of 2012. In addition to that broadcast performance, the group also put …

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[LISTEN] THE SHINS: ‘Pariah King’

The Shins’ fantastic comeback album, Port of Morrow, is out this week, and like most releases these days it comes with the customary bonus tracks. One of these tracks, ‘Pariah King’, surfaced online earlier today and it features James Mercer trying out some vocal effects. I think it’s a great song, but the effect-heavy approach …

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[LISTEN] THE SHINS: ‘Port Of Morrow’

After a five year hiatus, beloved indie group The Shins are back with their fourth LP in 11 years, Port of Morrow, which is out today. We’ve already heard much of the album, including the superb singles ‘Simple Song’, ‘September’ and ‘Bait and Switch’, as well as the title track courtesy of their Le Poisson Rouge performance and ‘It’s …

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The Shins returned to Saturday Night Live as the musical guest for the second time on last night’s Jonah Hill-hosted episode, continuing a run of recent indie performances on the show from the likes of Jack White, Sleigh Bells and Bon Iver. James Mercer and his new line-up were there to promote their impending comeback LP, Port of Morrow, …

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[WATCH] THE SHINS: Live at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge

After a five-year hiatus, James Mercer and his band The Shins are back with a new lineup and one of 2012’s most anticipated new albums, Port of Morrow. Last night the group played New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, using the occasion to showcase a bunch of songs from the feverishly anticipated new LP during an impressive …

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