The Shins: Keeping It Small, Simple

The Shins.

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The band the Shins have a quirky but compelling sound of ringing guitars and piercing vocals. Their smart and intense lyrics have made them darlings of the alternative rock scene. But after two albums and songs on TV's The O.C. and the film Garden State, the band is spending the spring doing a low-key tour of mid-sized venues.

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