Tue May 23 2017
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUDITORIUM - 8:00PM
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
The Shins are a multiple GRAMMY nominated American band
formed by James Mercer in Albuquerque, NM in 1996. After a
few years of self-financed singles, demos and van tours,
the band was signed by Sub Pop Records who subsequently
released its first three full length records.
Their debut full length, Oh, Inverted World caused a
seismic shift in the indie rock world upon its release in
2001, singlehandedly ushering in the modern era of the
genre. Moved by the strength of verifiably life changing
songs like "New Slang", "Know Your Onion" and "Caring is
Creepy," a generation of artists ditched the previous
decade's lo-fi aesthetic in favor of Oh, Inverted World's
emphasis on melody. Selling nearly a million copies and
featuring heavily in the cult classic Garden State, the
influence of Oh, Inverted World continues to be as profound
as it is wide-reaching.
The Shins released their sophomore record, Chutes Too
Narrow in 2003. The album garnered near-perfect reviews
from The New York Times, MOJO, Rolling Stone, and Q, among
numerous others solidifying The Shins' iconic standing.
The band's third LP 2007, the epic Wincing The Night Away,
debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 moving more than
100,000 copies in its first week of release, and saw their
Saturday Night Live debut and a second GRAMMY nomination,
once again reaffirming The Shins' stature as one of the
most significant acts of the new millennium.
The fourth Shins album, Port of Morrow, was released in
2012 on James Mercer's own Aural Apothecary label in
partnership with Columbia Records. Preceded by "Simple
Song," the highest charting Shins single to date, Port of
Morrow debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and was met
with rave reviews: Entertainment Weekly declared it "the
band's best album in almost a decade" and Pitchfork
described it as a "triumphant return."
Heartworms, the band's fifth album, will be released March
10th via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records. The record will
be supported by a world tour on which Mercer will be joined
by Yuuki Matthews (bass), Jon Sortland (drums), Mark
Watrous (guitar, keys, vocals), Casey Foubert (guitar) and
Patti King (keys).
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