The Shins News: Tactical Reshuffle For The Shins

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The Shins’ frontman James Mercer has spoken of the line-up changes that have seen drummer Jesse Sandoval and keyboardist Marty Crandall leave the band, with Modest Mouse sticksman Joe Plummer and former Fruit Bats bassist Ron Lewis joining. The new line-up made its debut last weekend on the first date of the band’s current American tour as they build towards the release of their fourth album, the follow-up to 2007’s breakthrough effort Wincing The Night Away. Mercer has worked with Sandoval and Crandall since their days in late-Nineties band Flake Music, and he told Pitchfork he thought it was...

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