Written by Jim Dunn Monday, 16 April 2007 15:22
It's all lies. It's that kind of lynch-mob mentality that always wants someone's head to roll—that's the angry mob. And, to be honest, it just sounded really cool."
Written by Dave Jasmon Sunday, 15 April 2007 14:01
We got into music to change the world, you know? To change everything. And we're still of that opinion, but you can't really force that upon anybody, that thought. We're just trying to figure out what's best for us, and what's best for us is to live in the world the way we want to live, the best we can, and let everyone else breathe.
Written by Christopher Sewell Sunday, 15 April 2007 13:37
"Because I spend so much time making music, I'd much rather watch some sort of art films or go see some architecture or other kind of cultural stuff that doesn't really relate to what I do."
Sunday, 08 April 2007 10:25
"The show," Loveless added, "encourages audience members to question everything, think for themselves, fuck the media, and create what they want."
Written by Amy Burger Saturday, 07 April 2007 16:00
"I guess I'm inescapably a product of the Midwest," he says. "There's an element of wanting to write about what you know about. St. Louis just has a character and a history that interests me and, also, is familiar with me."
Written by Angie Glover Monday, 12 March 2007 03:23
We're ex-art students. We're not selling enough records to make a living. We're not on the radio, so OK, give us money and exposure.
Written by Jon Rayfield Tuesday, 27 February 2007 11:22
...when you deliver a song you want that song to have a clean, cohesive
package, and these days, for me anyway, I like the idea of having a
clean, cohesive album. Too much combination could take away from the
album, make the album feel more like a compilation, you know? It's just
a matter of figuring out the right way to do it.
Written by Dave Jasmon Saturday, 24 February 2007 09:29
The Shins, St. Louis, 2007. PHOTO: Todd Owyoung (more photos in the Photo Gallery)
Fighting in a Blown-Up Paper Sack with Dave Hernandez of the Shins
"There's a contrast between the negative lyrics and, like, chirpy birds and rainbows and sparkles. I think that's more of a menacing outlook than watching something really, really horribly depressing or listening to some really, really negative stuff that sounds like the devil. It's something more vicious."
Written by Leslie Wilson Tuesday, 13 February 2007 03:58
"This is a pretty politically minded city," says Rube, "and because we live in it, we're pretty politically minded. We do feel that there is a certain aspect of responsibility when you have the mic."
Written by Jason Green Monday, 12 February 2007 03:03
"It was...pretty much the band throwing out all the rules that we'd been using to develop an identity over the course of a career, which is something you need to do every now and then."
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 01 February 2007 13:38
Glasgow in January, there's really not much to do but drink, fight, fuck, and record a record.
Written by Toriano L. Porter Monday, 29 January 2007 16:00
"When people leave tonight, I want them to be able to say they had a good time and enjoyed the show," Nite Owl says. "Especially my set."
Written by Preston Jones Thursday, 14 December 2006 03:09
"I don't like lyrics that tell an obvious tale; I like things that tug your imagination in different places and forces you to create your own meanings for it."
Written by Jeremy Goldmeier Wednesday, 29 November 2006 16:00Finn sets the energy level at every show, serving as the focal point for the band's maelstrom. In interviews, however, he and Kubler seem to trade personas. Finn comes across as laconic and easy-going, Kubler as giddy and talkative.
Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 29 November 2006 03:25
It's always about a feeling, isn't it? If you feel something is not right, you don't do it. And if something feels right and someone puts a great idea forward, then you embrace it and you try and make it your own; you develop it. With the music side of things, we all write songs anyways, so we all know how a song works, 'cause we all know how a good song sounds and ways to reach it up a bit.
Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 29 November 2006 02:54
"Personally, I think if you're a person that is driven to do something, it's often impossible to describe why. I just know that I wake up every day with my stomach nervous and my hands jittery. I can't turn off the drive to write songs and play music. Ridiculous as it may be, that's how it is."
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