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post #16 of 23
Buh.. I'm not too much into indie rock (because everybody has a different style, and a lot of the times, I don't like them), but I like Ben Kweller, Deathcab, Phantom Planet, Rooney.. would I like the Shins? I've seen one music video for them, I think it was a paper pig or cow in a sunset or something, it sounded pretty good but sometimes their singles sound nothing like the rest of their album.. (I've heard this is true with the Bravery)
post #17 of 23
You should buy the Garden State OST. It has the shins on it as well as MANY awesome songs. If you haven't heard it please do!!!
post #18 of 23
Oh and try ALL the deathcab for cutie and Postal Service albums. Well postal service has one full length and one EP.


post #19 of 23
Another band that just came to mind that we've talked a lot about around here is Pinback. Their last 2 albums and the one EP are very strong, and they have a little bit of that Police-like jazzy melodic sound mixed in too. Summer In Abbadon was easily one of my favorites last year. And the Old Canes album is also very nice. Early Morning Hymns is what it's called, but it's more acoustic folk-rock, which intersects the Shins a bit. And very good folk-rock that comes out sounding a bit more like something from Neutral Milk Hotel's modern indie-rock classic In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, except with the warmer and less abrasive voice of Crisci telling the stories. Really a fine album with nods to bluegrass and folk and avant-pop and many other music forms, but surprisingly unique and hard to describe. The Fruit Bats album from a couple years ago has somme of the same charm as the Shins, albeit a little more pop sounding. And of course, Beulah, but they use more horns. The Lucksmiths new one is really nice, but more twee.

post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by adhoc
my apologies - i should have been clearer: imo while some of these bands sound nothing like The Shins, all of them give me a similar 'vibe' when i listen to them.

In other words, dissimilar styles, but imo similar spirit.
No need to apologize, we're just talking here.

And yes, I know what you mean now. Thanks for clarifying.

I would advise against buying the Garden State soundtrack and going straight for The Shins releases and Nick Drake's while you're at it. The rest of the artists/songs featured on that soundtrack are not as good. Just my opinion.

edit: I love your avatar Davey. I still listen to that record like at least once a week. I kept putting off seeing them live until it was too late. I'm still pissed about that one.
post #21 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Borat
No need to apologize, we're just talking here.

And yes, I know what you mean now. Thanks for clarifying.

I would advise against buying the Garden State soundtrack and going straight for The Shins releases and Nick Drake's while you're at it. The rest of the artists/songs featured on that soundtrack are not as good. Just my opinion.
definatly. no need to cut corners.
post #22 of 23

Anybody get "Port of Morrow"?  I've heard it 10-12 times now.  It's been growing on me.  I think it's a strong effort but probably the worst of the 4 Shins albums.  "The Rifles Spiral" and title track are my two favorites.  "Fall of 82" is the one song I don't look forward to hearing, although it's not terrible.

post #23 of 23

get the garden state OST - few shins tracks on there + a lot of complementary styles for you to try

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