Here are two clips of the Shins playing live at mtvU’s Campus Invasion in Austin, TX a few weeks back. And, yes, this is a photo of Shin Dave Hernandez with Lemmy from Motorhead from the night before the big show. Best Saturday EVER.
Those ever-industrious Shins have a new live EP up and available in the iTunes store today! Recorded earlier this year at the tremendously famous Record Plant in Hollywood, CA (where Vanilla Fudge recorded, duh), the EP is available here. To the best of our collective knowledge (which is, admittedly, maybe not saying much…), these songs mark the recorded Shins debut of Eric Fruit Bats Johnson.
Here’s the track list:
1. Phantom Limb
3. So Says I
4. Girl Sailor
5. Turn on Me
UPDATE! AS OF MAY 1, 2007 WE ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF THESE SHINS 7"S. THIS OFFER IS NO LONGER VALID. We have a very limited number of a Shins 7" that was available only at indie retailers with the purchase of Wincing the Night Away. It comes in a white paper sleeve and features “Spilt Needles” (alt version) b/w “Nothing at All” (which might just be my favorite new Shins song). All you have to do is buy anything by the Shins on vinyl OR buy two or more of anything Shins related and we’ll throw it in for free.
*Note: the 7" is not going to show up in your cart. You’ll just have to trust us.
The Shins, The Rapture, and a whole bunch of other bands are going to be playing the Austin, TX stop of the mtvU Campus Invasion Music Festival ’07! And (!), the whole shebang, shindig, clambake, or whatever you want to call it (though, we’re betting “lollapalooza” is out of the question) is designed to generate awareness of the ongoing genocide in Darfur and funding to help end the bloodshed in the region. The folks behind this festival have partnered up with the Save Darfur Coalition – check their site out for more info.
You can read the full mtvU press release on the festival here.