Our friends The Shins will be performing on TV’s popular Late Night with Conan O’Brien program on the night of Wednesday, March 14th. If all goes according to plan and we’re able to talk them out of doing their new live piece, “Boston: A Medley in Memoriam,” they will be playing the song “Turn on Me” from their recent, pretty-darned-successful -if-we-do-say-so-ourselves album, Wincing the Night Away. And, as if that’s not enticement enough to tune in, Andy Richter is going to be the guest! This is, quite seriously, very exciting because that Andy Richter is one funny MF’er!
The Shins vs. Conan O’Brien (and Andy Richter): Wednesday, March 14th at 12:35!
MTV’s Subterranean program (aka pretty much the one hour a week they might play our videos, aka 120 Minutes if it was only 60 minutes long) has a new blog on the internets and it is currently featuring quite a bit of Sub Pop-related information and video. For instance, here are The Shins riding some Segways on a track in Portland. You just can’t beat that.
The lovely folks at Imeem.com have set up a little contest so that artfully inclined shins fans can get a whole heep of awesome free stuff, all you have to do is design a shins poster and enter to win at the following link: http://theshinsmusic.imeem.com/
The Shins are out on tour and they’d like your help! Whether you’re a notebook doodler or an expert photoshopper, submit your tour poster design for your chance to win! Contest ends Monday, March 5th @ 12:00pm (PT). Remember to check out all the submissions and rate, tag, and comment on your favorites at http://theshinsmusic.imeem.com/
These are our new t-shirts to go with Wincing the Night Away AND they were designed by Rob Mercer (James’brother!). Available in black or army green, and I suggest you get both so as to not break up the set.
I got to go to the taping when the Shins performed on Letterman just recently and it was a fun time. I stared at Ricky Gervais, said a kind hello to Forest Whittaker, and shook Paul Schaffer’s hand.
Here is a sneaky picture I took during the rehearsal for the show.