The Shins

Biography

Our story's beginnings are immersed in the clouded and impenetrable waters of time. Gaia, the Earth Mother, awoke from a century's sleep to find herself in peril of overpopulation and the consumption of her precious resources. Determined to save herself and the peaceable peoples who inhabited her green lands, she created five magical rings, instilling each ring with one of the five awesome powers of Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, and Heart. Gaia scoured her far-flung corners to find young men worthy of the rings' burden and the accompanying responsibility. She found her warriors and directed them to stamp out eco-villains through the four mighty pillars of recycling, reduction, reuse, and rock. When they first united in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1997 and their powers combined, these men became collectively known as: The Shins.

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Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

11th July 2014 -

 News

By the time you finish reading this article you will be enlightened. You will no longer be of the opinion that the best thing to come out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is Walter White. The...

The Shins - So Now What Audio

23rd June 2014 -

 Video

The Shins have once again been selected by Zach Braff to soundtrack a film with their new song 'So Now What', set to feature on the upcoming comedy drama 'Wish I Was Here'. The band...

The Shins - Turn On Me

12th September 2007 -

 Review

The ShinsTurn On MeSingle ReviewBeing cited as one of the USA's undiscovered gems of the decade has worked well for The Shins. If their 'Oh, Inverted World' opus fond itself ignored by all but a...

The Shins - Australia

19th April 2007 -

 Review

The Shins AustraliaSingle ReviewThe Shins are disliked only by murderers, rapists and spotty teenagers obsessed with Nirvana. At worst they are inoffensive. At best they are a summery blend of blissful melody, sun-kissed guitars...

The Shins - Wincing The Night Away

5th February 2007 -

 Review

The ShinsWincing The Night AwayAlbum ReviewOh, the burden of expectation. Indie darlings The Shins follow up (in their own sweet time, they made sure everyone knows...) Oh Inverted World and Chutes Too Narrow with a...

The Shins, Phantom Limb, Video

5th January 2007 -

 Video

The ShinsPhantom LimbVideoBrought together by a genuine love of pop music – and subsequent eschewal of college aspirations – singer/guitarist James Mercer, drummer Jesse Sandoval, keyboardist Marty Crandall and bassist Dave Hernandez formed The Shins....

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

6th May 2004 -

 Review

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Don't miss out on The Shins fan website on http://www.theshins.co.uk Great picture gallery, lots of videos and don't forget to leave your mark in the guest book.See you at www.theshins.co.uk

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