Tag Archives: The Shins

Celebrating Independence with... Sub Pop Records

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. Chances are that if you’reRead more...

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 2

Opening a main stage at a festival can be a daunting task, especially for a band that isn’t used to playing festivals. ” This is a little different than our basement,” noted singer Galen Disston, “but we’re really honored to be here.” Lucky for Pickwick, a legion of fans rushed to the front of theRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Following the recent release of fourth studio album Port of Morrow, venerable indie artists The Shins revealed a new video for track “The Rifle’s Spiral.” Directed by Jamie Caliri, the stop-motion animated video evokes elements of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey, with enjoyably macabre results. Watch it via Nowness. For more material from James MercerRead more...

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Live Photos: The Shins @ Moore Theatre 4/6

All Shins fans, rejoice. The Shins‘ frontman James Mercer is raring to go. Last Friday, during an exclusive performance at the Moore Theatre, put on by KEXP and Starbucks, Mercer said after set opener,”Kissing the Lipless”, “This is the first time we’ve played a show before 6pm in ages. It’s good, though. I feel fit.”Read more...

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Song of the Day: Deep Sea Diver - You Go Running

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show withRead more...

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Live Video: James Mercer of The Shins performs “It’s Only Life”

Port of Morrow, the brand new album by The Shins, is likely to be a big seller this week and for good reason: it’s been about five years since the beloved band put out an album and there’s been heaps of praise for the new songs that have already been released. Two of those --Read more...

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Out This Week 3/20

The long-awaited album by The Shins, their first in five years, tops this week’s list of new releases. James Mercer has rebooted his project with a new band and heightened production, thanks to Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue, The Flaming Lips, etc.) and contributions from Richard Swift and Deep Sea Diver’s Jessica Dobson, amongRead more...

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Live Video: Damien Jurado

Since his first in-studio appearance back in 2003, Seattle songwriter Damien Jurado has been a frequent guest on the Morning Show and even wrote the “John in the Morning” theme, which you’ll hear promptly at 6AM every weekday. Each of his new albums warrants tons of airplay and finds him back in-studio in a varietyRead more...

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Friday Music News

A new track from Seattle locals THEESatisfaction‘s upcoming album awE naturalE has popped up on Stereogum. The song is called “Enchantruss”, and features a contribution from Palaceer Lazaro of Shabazz Palaces. Along with the lead single from the album “QueenS”, awE naturalE is looking more and more awesome. It is available for download here. TheRead more...

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Live Video: James Mercer of The Shins

How long has it been since you’ve heard a new album by The Shins? Too long? Long enough for you to think they broke up? Five years have elapsed since Wincing the Night Away came out on Sub Pop, and though frontman James Mercer had kept busy with backing Modest Mouse and forming Broken BellsRead more...

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