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The Shins
The Shins


Background information
Origin Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Indie Rock
Indie Pop
Folk-Rock
Years active 1997—present
Label(s) Sub Pop
Transgressive Records
Associated acts Broken Bells
Modest Mouse
Scared of Chaka
Fruit Bats
Grand Archives
Captain Go
Website Website
Members
James Mercer
Dave Hernandez
Eric Johnson
Joe Plummer
Ron Lewis
Former members
Neal Langford
Mikael Yeung
Martin Crandall
Jesse Sandoval



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The Shins are an American indie pop band comprising singer, songwriter, and guitarist James Russell Mercer, guitarist/bassist Dave Hernandez, Eric Johnson of Fruit Bats, drummer Joe Plummer and bassist Ron Lewis. Their sound draws on several musical genres, including pop, alternative rock, indie rock, and folk. The Shins were formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but are now based in Portland, Oregon.


Albums
Wincing The Night Away (2007) Chutes Too Narrow (2003) Oh, Inverted World (2001)


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News

The Shins Lose Two Members, Gain Two More

May 6, 2009
James Mercer has revealed the reasons between the departure of Jesse Sandoval and Marty Crandall from The Shins for the band's new album. Fans were surprised to see that the pair were not present when the band took to the stage for the first date of their spring US tour in Washington on Saturday night (May 2).  Read more 

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