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The Shins is an indie rock band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Members include James Mercer, Yuuki Matthews, Jessica Dobson, Joe Plummer, and Richard Swift. Their sound draws on several musical genres including pop, alternative, country, and folk.

The band released their fourth album, Port of Morrow, in March, 2012. It is the group's first album since 2007's Wincing the Night Away.

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The Shins began in 1997, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a side project of Mercer (previously of Blue Roof Dinner) and Sandoval, who were both members of the lo-fi musical group Flake (formed in 1992). The band toured with Modest Mouse and were met in San Francisco by a Sub Pop representative, who eventually offered to release their debut album.

The Shins' first album was 2001's Oh, Inverted World, released to critical acclaim for its lyrically deft, jangly pop sound. Chutes Too Narrow followed in 2003 to much fanfare in indie music circles, featuring even more multi-layered lyrical inventions and a musical approach that explored new genres, song structures, and levels of production fidelity.