The Shins’ third full-length CD, Wincing The Night Away (2007), is truly a wonder to behold.
The band, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and led by songwriter and guitarist James Russell Mercer,
have really evolved from their 2001 debut CD – Oh, Inverted World.
That first CD got a lot of attention for Mr. Mercer’s talents as a songwriter.
Musically the first CD leaned impeccably and beautifully towards the Alternative-folk part of the music landscape.
Their latest effort sees them laying down disciplined music that is beyond words. One should listen to this CD all the way through, in the recorded order and loud. Don’t sweat the details and just buy it, you won’t regret it.
Design and illustration by Robert Mercer
THE SHINS, WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY, 2007 Sub Pop Records
sample the songs: here !! on myspace