The Shins

Noisey News

Richard Swift, Indie Polymath, Dead at 41

The indie artist and multi-instrumentalist had recently been hospitalized.
Alex Robert Ross
7.3.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The New Pornographers Soar and Conor Oberst Grows Up: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean of American Rock Critics takes on The New Pornographers' 'Whiteout Conditions' and Oberst's 'Salutations.'
Robert Christgau
4.7.17
New music

The Shins Get Silly and Trippy on New Song "Painting a Hole"

James Mercer goes 'Sgt. Pepper' on us.
Phil Witmer
3.3.17
Essays

Indie Rock Isn’t Dead

As the genre's previous generation makes a final push, new, more diverse artists are pushing it forward.
Sarah MacDonald
1.11.17
New music

The Shins Have Resurfaced, Wordy as Ever, with New Song "Name for You"

Their first album in four years, 'Heartworms,' is out in March.
Noisey Staff
1.5.17
Holy Shit

The Shins Are Literally Resurrected in Halloween-y New Song and Video "Dead Alive"

James Mercer is a skeleton and also tiny? We don't get it, either.
Phil Witmer
10.26.16
The Score

The Importance of Music in 'Gilmore Girls'

Bowie, Björk, The Shins, Sonic Youth and many others all have a part to play in this seminal TV series, which also features Korn and some tulips, weirdly.
Mathias Rosenzweig
1.6.15
Film

Zach Braff Will Never Stop Making Movies, and It's Your Fault

Zach Braff's new movie advises you to consider abandoning your crazy dreams, but thanks to being gifted with $3 million in Kickstarter donations to make that film, he doesn't have to quit anything—even if he probably should.
Dave Schilling
7.17.14
Interviews

A Whiskey-Soaked Interview with Richard Swift

Bourbon-assisted chat with The Shins keyboardist about salvia, depression, and death by shark, among other topics.
Thor Benson
12.4.13