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Old 09-06-2006, 12:10 PM   #16
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Hootie hoo, the release date has been announced!

According to the band's site (which has been redesigned and now looks awesome):

We are pleased, relieved, shocked, amazed, etc, to announce that the new record has finally been given a confirmed release date. January 23rd, 2007 is the anticipated (at least by us) day in question. Trust us if we had our way it would be out next week, but "The Man" has seen fit to do otherwise. The good folks at Sub Pop have scheduled this like a finely tuned machine, and we have all the confidence in the world that January is the magic month for a reason. We are excited.

You know where I'll be January 23rd.
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:56 PM   #17
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Pitchfork is in on it too.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/n...ase_Date#38381

Great news. Now all we need to do is wait...
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:26 PM   #18
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The Shins have left Subpop.

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This actually makes me kinda sad. Seriously.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #19
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I was just thinking about these guys the other day, interesting...

I wonder what made them leave Subpop?
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:46 PM   #20
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My guess is they're moving to a major label. I don't really think that will have any negative impact on their music, but I still feel weird about it. They were one of the first "no name" indie bands I even liked, I randomly picked up their debut in 2001. They were pretty much my entire musical world for a few years there (as many people here likely remember), and SubPop was straight up my favorite label for ages as well. Sorta makes me sad to see them have to part I guess, it's too bad some of these labels can't get as big as the artists they help grow. The idea that all labels are bad guys is a bunch of shit in my opinion, it sucks how much they directly get screwed by illegal downloading.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:54 PM   #21
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http://billboard.com/bbcom/news/arti..._id=1003052641

I also found it interesting that this is their last contracted album with Sub Pop and they're considering putting out records themselves on the next round (just considering, but it's still cooler than hearing their considering moving to a major not that I'll care if they do).

So I randomly decided to look back through this thread, as I wasn't sure which one it was, as look what I ironically found! I'm really doubting they'll release the next one themselves at this point though. We shall see.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:55 PM   #22
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I was thinking they might take this approach as well... Radiohead seems to be doing ok.
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I saw the name of this thread and got excited, now I'm disappointed
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I saw the name of this thread and got excited, now I'm disappointed
Same here. I think two years between albums is plenty.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:08 PM   #25
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In their defense, a number of them have had kids since the last album......and one of them was in jail.....
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damn, what did he do?
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:15 PM   #27
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Pitchfork posted an update:


UPDATE: Though we initially had information that seemed to indicate that the Shins had completely severed ties with Sub Pop, it now appears that the situation is actually similar to what we reported back in June 2008. Sub Pop clarifies that while the Shins' contract with them has expired, the band is currently on a "writing hiatus" and has not made any definitive plans about the future.



In regards to the jail time....

Shins Star Released From Jail Following Arrest - GIGWISE
SFGate: Daily Dish : Shins Star Crandall Released from Jail
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:45 PM   #28
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'New Slang' was released as a downloadable song for Rock Band today.

I will dance like the king of the eyesores while performing it, that's a promise.
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......and one of them was in jail.....
Well that blows.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:20 PM   #30
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In even worse news than the move from Sub Pop, 2 of 4 members of The Shins are no longer in the band....

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When the Shins took the stage at Western Washington University on Saturday night for the first night of their spring tour, fans discovered that the band had changed. Keyboardist Marty Crandall and drummer Jesse Sandoval had been replaced by Ron Lewis from Grand Archives and Fruit Bats on bass and Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse on drums. Crandall, Sandoval, and Mercer had been playing together since their mid-90s Flake Music days, and Mercer decided it was time for a change. "I started to have production ideas that I wanted to do that basically required some other people," he said. "It's mainly about that. It's an aesthetic decision. It's kind of hard to talk abut stuff like that, isn't it? Because I don't want to bum anybody out. I'm on good terms with those guys, I hope to maintain that."

He added, "I wouldn't say I'd never work with them again. I love working with those guys." (And in case you're wondering, according to Mercer, Crandall's exit from the Shins didn't have anything to do with that domestic abuse drama from early last year.)

To accomplish his new aesthetic goals, Mercer recruited Lewis and Plummer, who are on board for the current tour as well as the next Shins album. That album is still in its very early stages, with Mercer planning to begin recording at the end of the current tour, and continue through the summer. He's aiming for a release early next year.
I'm sorta calling BS on it being an "aesthetic choice" and not being related to the jail time, but what are you going to do. At least if it's people from the Fruit Bats and Modest Mouse, but it still kinda just won't be the same.

At least good news wise, here's info on the album that's being worked on:

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Two songs, "Double Bubble" and "The Rifle's Spiral" are being debuted on the road right now, and Mercer said he has 30 songs in the can. But don't expect to hear much moping around on the new album. "It's a lot more up-tempo stuff," he said. "I haven't really got any real ballad-y stuff right now. I've got 30 songs and none of them are real slow. I think maybe, I'm not so melancholy lately. I'm real happy. I've been lucky in love and I've got a wonderful kid now and things have been going well. Some of the songs are sort of aggressive in a new wave way. I'm excited about it."

Mercer thinks that his new material represents some of his best work. "For some reason, it seems like pop writers, it's like they just get worse or something over time. And then you're really jealous of movie directors whose careers seem to grow and they'll be 70 years old and still doing these incredible jobs. I'm going to reverse that, I hope. I think it's just working hard at it and not letting yourself be satisfied with the stuff."

The new album will be released on Mercer's own label, Aural Apothecary, possibly with distribution from a larger label, possibly the Shins' former home, Sub Pop. So why not stick with Sub Pop? Why strike out on your own? "Because you get more money," Mercer stated, matter-of-factly. "I mean, it's more work and it's more headache and all that, but I think it'll be worth it in the end."

Though Mercer hopes to one day release other artists' music on Aural Apothecary, right now, he only has time for his own work. Before the new Shins album, he plans to re-release Flake Music's 1997 album When You Land Here, It's Time to Return, which has been remixed by Danger Mouse's mixing engineer Kennie Takahashi.
The Flake Music album certainly could use some sort of remixing, but that may take away some of its charm as well. We shall see.
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