The Shins

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The Shins

The Shins performing in London, March 2007
Background information
Origin Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Indie rock
Indie pop
Years active 1997–present
Labels Sub Pop (2000–2009)
Transgressive (distributing label)
Cargo Records (distributing label)
Website www.theshins.com
Members
James Mercer
Ron Lewis
Dave Hernandez
Eric Johnson
Joe Plummer
Past members
Neal Langford
Mikael Yeung
Martin Crandall
Jesse Sandoval

The Shins are an American indie rock band. The band members are singer, songwriter, and guitarist James Russell Mercer, bassist Ron Lewis, bassist/guitarist Dave Hernandez, drummer Joe Plummer, and Eric Johnson. They are influenced by many genres, including pop, alternative rock, alternative country, and folk. The Shins formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but are now based in Portland, Oregon.

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

EPs[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Modern Rock U.S. Main- stream Rock UK Singles Chart[2] Album
2001 "New Slang" - - - - Oh, Inverted World
2001 "Know Your Onion!" - - - -
2003 "So Says I" - - - 73 Chutes Too Narrow
2004 "Fighting in a Sack" - - - -
2006 "Phantom Limb" 86 16 - 42 Wincing the Night Away
2007 "Australia" - - - 62
2007 "Turn on Me" - - - -
2007 "Sea Legs" - - - -

Other releases as Flake or as Flake Music[change | change source]

  • (Flake) 7" Mieke 1993 Resin
  • (Flake) 10" Spork 1995 Science Project
  • (Flake) 7" split with Henry's Dress 1995 Omnibus Records (Henry's Dress/Flake 7")
  • (Flake) 7" Been There Done That compilation 1995 Science Project (80's covers)
  • Sue Defender 7" 1996 Headhunter/Cargo
  • When You Land Here, It's Time to Return 1996
  • 7" split with Scared of Chaka 1997 702/Science Project
  • 7" compilation w/ Luxo-champ, the Rondelles, and more...Pocket Protector Record

Compilations[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Everyhit.com - accessed April 2009
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 496. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

Other websites[change | change source]