The Shins

Founded: 1997

Location: United States

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The Shins

The Shins is an American indie rock band formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1996. The band is the project of singer-songwriter James Mercer, who has served as the band's sole constant member throughout numerous line-up changes. The band's current line-up consists of Mercer, alongside Yuuki Matthews (bass, keyboards), Mark Watrous (guitar, keyboards, lap steel), Patti King (keyboards), and Jon Sortland (drums). They are based in Portland, Oregon.


2001 Oh, Inverted World
2003 Chutes Too Narrow
2007 Wincing the Night Away
2012 Port of Morrow
2013 Fly Like a Home

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