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Old 11-04-2009, 11:40 PM   #131 (permalink)
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They won't be the same...

James Mercer is one sappy mofo. The rest of the band really made me love The Shins. Especially live, the guys were so fun! I don't have high expectations for the new album.
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:35 AM   #132 (permalink)
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I'm thinking if he had enough power to fire everyone else and continue to use the name, 99% of the writing in the band was his. So, I'm not very worried, I'm sure it'll be great, just like all of their/his other stuff.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:53 AM   #133 (permalink)
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nature bears a vaccuum
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:35 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Yeah apparently Mercer "dismissed" the rest of the band because he wants to try something new. That's what side projects and new bands are for, jerk!

So who knows how long it'll be and what it'll sound like.
Yes, I was disappointed to read that Mercer wanted the changes for aesthetic reasons. I don't understand why he couldn't just say to the band, hey, guys, let's try this new style, and the musicians, all capable, would be able to do it. Maybe they simply had developed different artistic visions? Well, it does seem to me that he should just call the group "The Shin," now.

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I'm thinking if he had enough power to fire everyone else and continue to use the name, 99% of the writing in the band was his. So, I'm not very worried, I'm sure it'll be great, just like all of their/his other stuff.
You're probably right, adidasss. Still, in their one video I've watched quite a bit because it is my current fixation ("Kissing the Lipless"), I find I feel an affinity for the actual people playing...especially the smiling rhythm guitarist. I wonder, is he still part of the band? I don't really know who's who. I'm sure the new people can play the music the same as previous band members...but the fact that the original people who played won't all be together, able to enjoy what they created, makes me a little sad...kind of like they've been forced to give up a baby for adoption.


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Wait...is this...is this perhaps "nature abhors a vacuum?" I thought nature "bears" a vacuum was cute, though, barbonodude!
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:01 PM   #135 (permalink)
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But yeah, that was a **** move on Mercer's part. Hopefully he gets a band that's as good, because I thought The Shins were great the way they were. Saint Simon, Caring Is Creepy, Sleeping Lessons, Kissing The Lipless, Phantom Limb, and Mine's Not a High Horse are my favorites. Let's hope there's something new before too too long.
Those are some of my favorites as well.

And yeah maybe Mercer wrote most of the material, but that doesn't mean other musicians will meld as nicely with whatever he writes.

Either way I'm anxious to hear something new. And who knows, the other guys may form a new band, which I'd definitely be interested in hearing too.
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:08 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Wait...is this...is this perhaps "nature abhors a vacuum?" I thought nature "bears" a vacuum was cute, though, barbonodude!
haha no, Nature Bears a Vacuum is the name of their first 7" which is by far my favorite recording by them. Recorded in one of the dudes rooms on an 8 track i believe.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:44 AM   #137 (permalink)
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My all time favourite band!
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Caring is Creepy
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New Slang
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but you guys know they've split up right??
Mercer's going to be collaboratin with Danger Mouse next year or something?!!
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:47 AM   #139 (permalink)
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but you guys know they've split up right??
Mercer's going to be collaboratin with Danger Mouse next year or something?!!
Have you read the other posts on this page?
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:27 AM   #140 (permalink)
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Does anyone know why they're leaving Sub Pop? I think they fit really well with the sound of the label and it seems strange for a band to suddenly decide to start self producing albums when they've found a label they work well with. Maybe they wanted the whole band to stay...
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