The Shins

Sub Pop's Zach Branff endorsed indie rockers

When Natalie Portman mumbled an off hand remark in Zach Braff’s directorial debut, the surprise indie success story, Garden State, she didn’t realise the impact she would have on James Mercer’s life. But when the words “The Shins... you gotta hear this song, it’ll change your life - I swear,” dropped from her mouth, the band’s profile rocketed and albums started flying off the shelves on both sides of the Atlantic.

Members

James Mercer , Martin Crandall , Dave Hernandez , Jesse Sandoval , Eric Johnson

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