Indie rockers The Shins are the Albuquerque Music Office's Artist of the Week for Sept. 25, 2011.
The Shins formed in Albuquerque New Mexico, when singer/songwriter James Mercer of the band Flake Music began a side project with Scared of Chaka guitarist/vocalist David Hernandez. The two along with previous members Neal Langford, Jesse Sandoval and Marty Crandall began recording music as the Shins in Albuquerque in 1997.
The Shins released their 3rd studio album Wincing the Night Away in January 2007. The Album debuted in the #2 spot on the Billboard charts selling 118,000 copies in its first week and went on to sell over 800,000 copies. Combined with the sales of their previous two albums Oh, Inverted World and Chutes To Narrow the band has crossed over the two million mark.
To read more about the Shins, follow this link: www.theshins.com/home.html