The Shins: Originally a side project for James Mercer

The Shins

The Shins

Originally a side project for James Mercer, The Shins have blossomed into an alternative rock/pop experience unlike any other. Not only are the melodies infectious in the best way, but I challenge any listener to resist tapping their feet and Charlie Brown‐ing to 2011’s “Australia”. Before Flake Music (James’ first commercially successful group) disbanded, The Shins accidentally came together through the coinciding of Mercer writing new material and Flake fizzling out. Nowadays, fans have a new album to look forward to set to be released in mid‐ March, but for now, make sure you check out the hit single from this record, “Simple Song”. The Shins shared their surf rock in Studio B with engineer Shin Miyazawa (seriously, his name is Shin) and assistant Alex Williams for a KCSN broadcast with Nic Harcourt. Feb 28, 2012