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The Shins' latest release, Port Of Morrow, is their first album in five years.

Read The Shins On World Cafe WXPN

July 2, 2012 – Hear the Portland indie rock staples perform their joyful, introspective songs on today's show. WXPN


James Mercer has been the singer and songwriter behind The Shins since 1997.

Read On 'Port Of Morrow,' The Shins Sail Back To The 1970s

March 17, 2012 – James Mercer discusses the old sounds and new musicians behind his band's upcoming album.


The Shins live in concert from Le Poisson Rouge.

Read The Shins In Concert

March 7, 2012 – James Mercer and his band perform new songs from Port of Morrow in a concert for NPR Music.

James Mercer performs in his studio in Portland

Watch In The Studio With The Shins And 'Simple Song' OPB

March 7, 2012 – Singer James Mercer gives a tour of his studio and performs a song from his band's new album. OPB

The Shins will debut new material from their upcoming album Port Of Morrow in a live concert webcast for NPR Music.

Read The Shins Live In Concert: How To Watch

March 7, 2012 – Port Of Morrow isn't out until March 20, but the band will debut highlights in a live NPR concert.

Create your own playlists and save them for offline listening with the new NPR Music iPad app.

Read NPR Music Launches New iPad App (With A Little Help From The Shins)

February 15, 2012 – Stream albums, create playlists and watch concerts on the brand new app, out now.

Danger Mouse and James Mercer perform Insane Lullaby

Watch Exclusive Video Premiere: 'Insane Lullaby' By Danger Mouse And James Mercer

June 28, 2010 – See the two in a homemade video, performing the Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse song "Insane Lullaby."

Read The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade: O-S

November 16, 2009 – Our list of the 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from OutKast to Sigur Ros.

Dixie Chicks

Listen Eight Years Gone

January 19, 2009 – Hear the songs that wrestled with the fear, uncertainty and frustration during Bush's presidency.


Fake cover for The Shins' 'Honey Poke Shimmy Lantern.'

Read Your Trusted Source For Music Reviews

February 28, 2008 – Carrie reviews albums with actually hearing them first. Unfortunately, these records don't exist.

Listen All Songs Considered Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2007

December 20, 2007 – Tens of thousands of listeners voted for the year's best CDs, with Radiohead coming out on top.


The Shins.

Listen The Shins' Newfound Fame

January 30, 2007 – A review of Wincing the Night Away, the new recording by The Shins.


The Shins.

Listen The Shins, 'Wincing The Night Away'

January 23, 2007 – Indie popsters The Shins have released their third full-length album.


The Shins' members take the time to stuff their songs with many discrete, memorable hooks.

Listen Extra Effort And An 'Ooh-Ooh' Chorus

January 22, 2007 – The Shins' new album features a gorgeous, brightly swooning ringer in "Phantom Limb."

The Shins

Listen The Shins On World Cafe WXPN

January 12, 2007 – Wincing the Night Away, The Shins' third album, is primed to be the band's biggest yet. WXPN


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