The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag James Mercer

CULT ’00s: The Shins – ‘Oh, Inverted World’

The Shins’ 2001 debut ‘Oh, Inverted World’ still stands as an influential archetype for 21st century American indie.

REVIEW: The Shins – ‘Heartworms’ (Columbia / Sony)

Reanimating The Shins after a five-year hiatus with a whole new backing band, James Mercer’s ‘Heartworms’ is sometimes too forced to match up to previous glories.