Archive | The Shins

Santa John Roderick. Photo credit: Laura Duffy

I’d like to make the world a holiday mixtape…

This morning’s headlines made claim that a Christmas song by the Shins has overtaken Mariah Carey’s holiday anthem as the “the most played holiday song.” Although I love the Shins, their version of a Paul McCartney holiday song, and the idea of it being the #1 holiday song, I have to admit I’m a tad […]

Continue Reading
sasquatch 2010_6

Did you make your Sasquatch! schedule yet? Here's our picks!

It seems crazy to be talking about it already, but ready or not, 2012's Sasquatch! Music Festival is right around the corner! Next weekend, in fact, we'll be packing up our cars and celebrating the impending start of summer by spending a long weekend in the sun, poring over four days of band schedules and […]

Continue Reading

Imaginary Interview: Todd Barry talks about "Defriending Cancer"

“Defriending Cancer” is not just a good idea but an excellent comedy and music benefit coming up. The night is hosted by comedian Todd Barry and features some of his funniest colleagues, like Neil Hamburger, Eugene Mirman, Tig Notaro, Natasha Leggero and Tim Heidecker (of “Tim and Eric” fame). It also features music from James […]

Continue Reading

listmania continues: keenan's top 20 favorite albums of the decade

{Long Winters photo by Trickshot Photography} Because I’m some kind of masochist and a total nerd, I’ve been slaving over this list, keeping it brief (harder than you’d think!) at my favorite 20 albums of the decade without duplicating a band (even harder). Side note: I’ve probably forgotten something I really, really love, so let’s […]

Continue Reading

Get yer ice cream from a rockstar!

In a lovely mesh of politics, music, and food, Molly Moon ice creamery will feature some guest scoopers tomorrow. Dave Hernandez (the Shins), John Roderick (The Long Winters), Congressman Jim McDermott, and King County Councilman Dow Constantine will scoop from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. What flavor will they doll out? Why, "Baracky […]

Continue Reading

Happy birthday, Sub Pop! Fave 20 releases of all time

It's a common practice among music critics and fans alike to make lists. Here, in tribute to the Seattle label's 20 years of not going out of business, are my favorite 20 releases from Sub Pop from the past two decades. I encourage you to check out their catalog and provide yours, too. For my […]

Continue Reading
eaststreetshins

Does this explain why the Shins aren't listed on the SP20 roster?

Interesting news came in my inbox from Aversion: the Shins are seeking to self-release their next record instead of releasing through their longtime label, Sub Pop. According to the article, the Shins haven't completely ruled out working with Sub Pop, but are looking for a "partnership plan" too: The band's manager told Billboard that the […]

Continue Reading

Sub Pop 20 lineup additions: the Vaselines, Eric's Trip, and possibly the Shins

We just got some official updates to the big bad SP20 festival this summer, including the Vaselines!! Here's the official word: The Vaselines (first-ever US performance!) Les Thugs (they’re from France!) Eric’s Trip (they broke up in ’96!)! SP20 Festival : July 12 & 13 @ King County’s Marymoor Park Saturday: Flight of the Conchords […]

Continue Reading

Best of 2007: Sero(tone)in's picks

Every December I go through over 80 albums and try to codify them some way. Though it may take until after Christmas before my final top list (and mix cd) is ready, my favorite albums of the year are always fairly obvious to me by now. These are the ones that meant the most to […]

Continue Reading