Tag Archives: The Shins

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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Tuesday Music News

A new video popped up today from Santigold. The video is for her new single “Disparate Youth”, which debuts today on iTunes. The song comes from her much anticipated new LP, Master Of My Make-Believe. Watch the video above. The Shins have created a video for their newest single “Simple Song.” Oddly enough, instead ofRead more…

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Monday Music News

We have a new track by The Shins for all of you. It’s called “September” and it’s the b-side to their recent single, “Simple Song.” Be sure to tune in to our live in-studio from The Shins this Friday, February 10. M.I.A. will likely pay a fine for her Superbowl bird-flipping fiasco. The singer isRead more…

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Sasquatch! 2012 lineup! announced!

Music fans could barely contain themselves waiting for tonight’s announcement during the Sasquatch! Launch Party at the Neptune Theatre for this year’s lineup of the Sasquatch! Music Festival. The 11th annual event will take place, as always, at The Gorge in George, WA, on Memorial Weekend (four days this time: May 25-28). And the lineupRead more…

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Monday Music News

Rejoice, The Shins have released new material for the first time in four years. “Simple Song” is the debut single off of Port of Marrow which is due out March 20. James Mercer wrote and recorded most of the music while receiving help from some KEXP favorites Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse and Eric JohnsonRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

After a foray into multiple side projects, Portland indie rocker James Mercer has re-formed The Shins under a new lineup. They are currently in the middle of a small summer/fall tour that doesn’t come through Seattle, but had them playing three dates in Oregon, the last of which was a show at the Doug FirRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

Arcade Fire have announced a Deluxe Edition of their Grammy-winning 2010 LP The Suburbs that’ll be released June 27. The re-release will be packaged with two new songs, “Speaking in Tongues” and “Culture War”; a DVD of the forthcoming Spike Jonze-directed short film of the same name; and a making-of documentary. Last month, James MercerRead more…

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Monday Morning News Mash-Up

Soul singer Solomon Burke died yesterday at age 70. In the first half of his career, Burke’s popularity apexed in the 60’s, and though he wasn’t quite as famous as some of those who came after him, he’s remembered as one who set the stage for other soulful singers like Isaac Hayes and Barry White.Read more…

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Thursday News Threads

I hope everyone likes videos, ’cause I’ve put a lot of them in here this week. Unintentionally, I might add. While I’m on the topic, check out hundreds and hundreds of videos from live performances for KEXP at youtube.com/kexpradio, including new Joseph Arthur, A Place To Bury Strangers, and We Were Promised Jetpacks performances. Alternatively,Read more…

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