THE SHINS - WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY VINYL RE-ISSUE (LTD. ED. SILVER)
LIMITED EDITION SILVER VINYL RE-ISSUE
Release Date: 30th March 2018
Limited edition silver coloured vinyl re-issue of the third album from The Shins, which was and still remains their most accomplished album. Wincing The Night Away is the sound of the band pushing the boundaries sonically whilst also creating their most overly pop orientated record with the influenced use of electronics - resulting in their most enjoyable and fun record. Wince the night away all over again or wince it away for the first time, either way you will not be disappointed!
For Fans Of: Beach Boys, The Kinks, Local Natives, Band of Horses
"To play music for a long time, you have to surprise the people that love you—while also surprising yourself. Recorded in singer/guitarist James Mercer’s basement studio, Phil Ek’s Seattle digs, and in Oregon City with veteran producer Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, U2), Wincing the Night Away is The Shins’ third full-length album. It’s also the sound of a band growing up and out. Mercer’s infectious, indelible melodic style is still at the core, and unfaltering. But anything can happen around it—and in this case, it does. While the vocals channel the spirit of Morrissey, “Sea Legs” pairs a loping hip-hop beat with lush melody and searing guitars. Elsewhere the band toys with tweaked-out, liquid piano steeped in kaleidoscopic strings (“Red Rabbit”); fractured synth samples (“Spilt Needles”); gauzy, arpeggiated keyboards cloaking thunderous anthems (“Sleeping Lessons”); and, taking cues from early Jesus and Mary Chain albums, sweeping, fuzz-toned epics (“Phantom Limb”). Finally, “Turn on Me,” “Girl Sailor” and “Australia” are the lilting, thrilling, rollicking, rock-solid pop songs we’ve all come to covet from The Shins. Consider yourself surprised."