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An amazing indie band. Best band of all time. A great band that became too popular because of Garden State! They currently live in Portland. Albums include "Oh, Inverted World" and "Chutes Too Narrow." (Both are great!)
Me: I love The Shins!
Random 1: Who are they?
Random 2: Oh, I heard them on Garden State!
Me: Fuck.
by K45 December 13, 2005
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A great Indie pop band that expertly crafts wonderful pop songs with a slightly wistful, melacholy undertone. Their 2001 release Oh, Inverted World quickly became a favorite among fans of Indie pop fans, and their second release, Chutes Too Narrow, was also recieved among critics and fans alike.
The Shins are the best band you've never heard.
by Malxolm April 19, 2004
638 122
Way cool. "Know your onion" is a great song.
The Shins are awesome.
by Cellist December 19, 2003
337 71
A completely kick ass band who isn't afraid to do so. The best band you've never heard of.
"What a fucking good band The Shins are."
by huge robot October 21, 2003
293 36
A really good, not well-known indie band. Also, the only band I have ever known to feature communist penguins in their music videos.
'Tis true you know. Watch the video for "So Says I".

Really though, The Shins are good.
by DistinctlyBritish August 18, 2004
219 35
the band that everyone started to listen to after the movie, Garden State. They are a very good indie band none-the-less.
the shins are a great indie band
by BigBlondBurlyBoy August 11, 2005
214 66
God's of the indie invasion.
The Shins changed my life.
by Marialejandra March 05, 2007
124 34