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Old 11-06-2009, 02:30 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Hmm don't know. Did Mercer start a label perhaps?
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:59 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Fairly insipid music, in my opinion. I don't mind having it in the background from time to time, but it really doesn't do anything for me emotionally.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:09 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Fairly insipid music, in my opinion. I don't mind having it in the background from time to time, but it really doesn't do anything for me emotionally.
While I like them if you were talking about Chutes Too Narrow, I would partially agree with you. The other ones have a melancholy mood that I think deserves more praise than that. I still like Chutes Too Narrow, but it doesn't have the weight of the others.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:38 PM   #144 (permalink)
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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.
Oh! I see! Heh heh. Sorry...I thought you were making a cute error in quoting a cliche. I've only really listened to two of The Shins' songs...so I'll have to go check out "Nature Bears a Vacuum" now.

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Fairly insipid music, in my opinion. I don't mind having it in the background from time to time, but it really doesn't do anything for me emotionally.
Hmm...I haven't listened to enough of The Shins to know much about the depth of their subject matter, although I do recall StoryMilo said it is light stuff. While I like the sound of "Kissing The Lipless" very much, I must admit I have almost no idea what the song is actually *about*. In other words, the lyrics seem to describe a friendship that is going down the tubes, but seem to try to spice up the idea by using odd metaphors that I don't comprehend. This didn't prevent me from listening to the song an hour straight the first time I heard it, though, ha ha! (Albeit as background music while doing some other task.)

Also, in The Shins' favor, I very much enjoy their "Kissing the lipless" video that shows some flamboyant, energetic ice skater in the background handling his fall with style and silliness. Again, I don't know what that has to do with the song, but I like to watch that guy skate! Pleasantly quirky.
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:41 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard anything at all about the Shins since their 2007 album, Wincing the Night Away? The most I have heard is that they have left SupPop and will be self-releasing their fourth.

That was an interview from early 2008, though, and I haven't heard anything more recent than that.. Does anyone know if they've broken up or if they're just going Residents on us and not releasing their music?

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Old 12-11-2009, 10:05 PM   #146 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard anything at all about the Shins since their 2007 album, Wincing the Night Away? The most I have heard is that they have left SupPop and will be self-releasing their fourth.

That was an interview from early 2008, though, and I haven't heard anything more recent than that.. Does anyone know if they've broken up or if they're just going Residents on us and not releasing their music?

You'd know if you read some of the preceding posts.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:56 AM   #147 (permalink)
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Oh ok, I see what you mean. I posted that originally as a new topic, but then it ended up being in this thread, for some reason. I've never done anything forum before, so just bear with me.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:14 AM   #148 (permalink)
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Oh ok, I see what you mean. I posted that originally as a new topic, but then it ended up being in this thread, for some reason. I've never done anything forum before, so just bear with me.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:29 PM   #149 (permalink)
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Hey guys, did you hear about the collaboration between James Mercer and Danger Mouse? They are called Broken Bells, and they released their first single yesterday. You can download it for free at their website, appropriately called brokenbells.com

Let me know what you guys think of it. I for one, love the fact that those two have teamed up. I really like the song too. It is called The High Road. You can also pre order their album on their website too.
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:26 PM   #150 (permalink)
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Here's the single they released as CheezIt said. Very cool:



I put it in my journal, but did a search on the Shins after and figured to put it in here too since you guys were discussing it. Gonna be looking through this thread and checking out some Shins now.
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