Bluegrass Tribute to The Shins
Release Date: 1/9/2007
Although it took them a while to grab the World’s attention The Shins’ gentle pastoral pop has now earned them an enviable position as one of the most revered and talked about new bands of the moment. With flourishes of psychedelic atmospherics, beautiful harmonies and intensely personal and often bizarre lyrics their first album became a word of mouth success and now has the status of an indie classic. Their songs resonate with bittersweet emotion along with an often odd or unsettling atmosphere. For sure, The Shins are as unique a band as you will come across in a long time.
The Bluegrass Tribute to the Shins reinterprets the band’s progressive pop sound, giving their songs a refreshingly rural twist. The Shins’ melodies and harmonies lend themselves perfectly to these beautifully crafted, countrified covers. Banjo, mandolin, and acoustic guitar combine to enhance the Shins’ organic spirit. James Mercer’s lyrics are given new life when they are belted out with a distinctly bluegrass passion. This album gives a discernible new flavor to old favorites.