American rock band The Shins comes from Albuquerque, New Mexico, the US, but now the band is based in Portland, Oregon. The band was formed in 1997 and the current line-up consists of James Mercer (author, vocals), Ron Lewis (bass), Dave Hernandez (bass/guitar), Joe Plummer (drums) and of Eric Johnson (member of the Fruit Bats). During its career the band has released three albums – Oh, Inverted World (it didn’t enter the charts), Chutes Too Narrow (#86 US) and Wincing the Night Away (#2 US, #2 Can., #2 Aus., #16 UK, #8 Ire.) The last album has become a real breakthrough to the mainstream success and it became their international debut. The album spawned several singles like Australia, Turn on Me, Sea Legs and Phantom Limb. You can download The Shins albums in mp3 from our site. Their next album is planned for the 2010 only.