News for The Shins

FRI, JAN 19, 2007 at 12:11 PM



The Shins are going to be incredibly busy this month. And, because we think that the various things they’re doing are pretty amazing, and also because we are having a hard time keeping track of it all ourselves (…), the following summation of January ’07, aka the month The Shins are totally all up in your grill:

January 9: This is the day that you can pre-order Wincing the Night Away on iTunes.
January 13: The Shins are the musical guests on Saturday Night Live! SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE! It’s my dick, in a box!
January 18: Starting on this day, and running through Jan. 21st, you can stream Wincing the Night Away, in its entirety, on Myspace!
January 19-21: You should really just get some rest.
January 22: The Shins will be performing live at midnight at the Virgin Records in New York’s Union Square. Buy a copy of the record at Virgin and you get in to see them play!
January 23: Not only does Wincing the Night Away come out on this day, but also the band will be playing on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman! DAVID LETTERMAN!
January 26: In the morning, The Shins will be playing on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. And, in the evening, at 8:00pm, they’ll be playing a free in-store at the Amoeba Records in Hollywood.

Consider yourself warned!

FRI, JAN 19, 2007 at 6:23 AM

The Shins set to release 3rd album!


The highly-anticipated third album from The Shins, Wincing the Night Away, is set for release via Sub Pop Records on January 23rd, 2007. The album was recorded in the summer of ’06 in singer/guitarist James Mercer’s basement home studio, with Phil Ek in Seattle, and at Supernatural Sound in Oregon City, OR, and was produced by Mercer, and Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, U2).

The tracklist for Wincing the Night Away follows:

1. Sleeping Lessons
2. Australia
3. Pam Berry
4. Phantom Limb
5. Sea Legs
6. Red Rabbits
7. Turn on Me
8. Black Wave
9. Spilt Needles
10. Girl Sailor
11. A Comet Appears

The first single from the album, “Phantom Limb,” will be released as a digital single (with two b-sides) via iTunes on November 14th and as a CD-single on November 21st.

Here’s the tracklist for the single:

1. Phantom Limb (album version)
2. Nothing at All
3. Spilt Needles (alternate version)

In addition, the band will also be headlining the Sub Pop showcase at CMJ this year, which will take place November 2nd at the Bowery Ballroom.

THU, JAN 18, 2007 at 9:58 AM

Happy New Year, pals!

We’re back from holiday and ready to kick some online shopping ass in 2007.

All orders placed betwixt Dec 22 and Jan 2 have just been shipped out this week, excluding the new Shins album, of course.

FRI, JAN 5, 2007 at 10:05 AM



’07 is going to be bazonkers here at Sub Pop World HQ, and that’s the way we like it. You know what you like? We fervently hope? The Shins! January 23rd brings the long-awaited, much-yammered-on-about-by-us release of James Mercer & Co.’s brilliant follow-up to 2003’s Chutes Too Narrow, Wincing the Night Away on CD, LP and invisible MP3. The band will be touring extensively all year long domestically and abroad, so keep your li’l loser eyeballs peeled for updates, all of which can be found here at

Speaking of, on January 28th, we’re launching a WHOLE NEW BANANAS CRAZY INTERNET WEBSITE complete with a sweet new look, increased “functionality”, “user-friendliness”, and an oft-updated set of “blogs” written by us ourselves. We will sometimes write about The Shins, and we will sometimes write about the plethora of culinary delights that can be concocted using Twinkies brand snacks. This new website promises a grab-bag of unasked-for, self-involved/satisfied “content,” friends! Anticipate it now!