The Shins

The Shins



The Shins are an American indie rock band formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1996. The band's current lineup consists of James Mercer (vocals, guitar, songwriter), Jon Sortland (drums), Mark Watrous (guitar), Casey Foubert (guitar), Yuuki Matthews (bass), and Patti King (keyboards).[1] The band is based in Portland, Oregon.

The band was formed by Mercer as a side project to Flake Music, who were active from 1992 to 1999. The band released two 7" singles and a full-length album When You Land Here It's Time to Return on Omnibus Records and were touring with Modest Mouse when they were signed to Sub Pop Records. The band's first two records, Oh, Inverted World (2001) and Chutes Too Narrow (2003) performed well commercially and received critical acclaim. The single "New Slang" brought the band mainstream attention when it was featured in the 2004 film Garden State. Consequently, the band's third album, Wincing the Night Away (2007), was a major success for the group, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 and earning a Grammy Award nomination.

Following this, the Shins signed to Columbia Records and Mercer parted ways with the entire original lineup, deeming it "an aesthetic decision". Following a near five-year hiatus, Port of Morrow, the band's fourth studio album, was released in 2012. Their fifth album, Heartworms, was released in March 2017.



The Worms Heart
The Worms Heart is an album by musical group The Shins, released on January 19, 2018.
Heartworms is a song by musical group The Shins, released on January 12, 2018.
Cherry Hearts
Cherry Hearts is a song by musical group The Shins, released on October 13, 2017.
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is a song by musical group The Shins, released on May 12, 2017.

Photos - The Shins453

Popular Albums16

Album Appearances & References16

Popular Songs23

Song Appearances & References4

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References3

TV Shows1

Collaborators & Influencers11

Other Music-Related Relationships5

Awards & Nominations2

Band Members10

You May Also Be Interested In22


Spotify - Albums & Singles44


Spotify - Appears On9


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Affiliated Locations3

New Items