Remember when we invented the wooden record for sales of 100K a while back? Well, MTVu liked the idea so much they have a whole awards show about it now and they would like to bestow an MTV brand Woodie on two of our bands—The Shins and CSS! The Shins are up for 3 awards,and the viral one requires voting NOW! DO IT!
VOTE HERE for the Shins Viral Woodie
VOTE HERE for the Shins Woodie of the Year
VOTE HERE for the Shins Alumni Woodie
VOTE HERE for the CSS Left Field Woodie
Help Sub Pop take Back the Wood!
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.
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 AS OF MAY 1, 2007 WE ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF THESE SHINS 7"S. THIS OFFER IS NO LONGER VALID.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.
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
This Friday, April 13th, The Shins will be appearing on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno! They’ll be performing the song “Australia” from their album Wincing the Night Away. You should watch!
And, though apparently NBC couldn’t get Jason Voorhees as a guest, they did get comedian Orny Adams, who was in that Jerry Seinfeld movie Comedian.