if you aren’t already, start listening to the shins. this four piece, from albuquerque, nm, has sweet acoustic guitars, unique vocals, and heartfelt steel pedal guitar riffs. check out the video of half of the shins playing in their basement. it is a rare treat to see a group perform as well live, as they do on studio releases. have fun. catch them in long beach, ca, at all tomorrow’s parties in november.
previously: flaming lips get all up in queen mary’s business