The Shins

1996-
James MercerVocals, guitar
Jesse Sandoval Drums1996-2009
Martin CrandallKeyboards1998-2009
Dave Hernandez Guitar1998-2009
Jessica DobsonGuitar2011-2013
Yuuki MatthewsBass2011-
Richard SwiftGuitar, vocals2011-2016
Joe PlummerDrums2011-2016
Mark WatrousGuitar, keyboards2014-
Casey FoubertGuitar2016-
Jon SortlandDrums2016-
Patti KingKeyboards2016-

The Shins Song list

Editor's Picks

Krishna Das

Krishna DasSongwriter Interviews

The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.

Alice Cooper

Alice CooperFact or Fiction

How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?

Elton John

Elton JohnFact or Fiction

Does he have beef with Gaga? Is he Sean Lennon's godfather? See if you can tell fact from fiction in the Elton John edition.

Yacht Rock!

Yacht Rock!Song Writing

A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.

Emilio Castillo from Tower of Power

Emilio Castillo from Tower of PowerSongwriter Interviews

Emilio talks about what it's like to write and perform with the Tower of Power horns, and why every struggling band should have a friend like Huey Lewis.

Victoria Williams

Victoria WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.