the shins: wincing the night away

for all you Shins fans out there, the new CD, “Wincing the Night Away”, was released on January 23. I love the hand drawn look of the cover! I wasn’t really able to give it a good listen until today at work, and it’s really good. I’m not partiularly a great music critic, though I’m going to try. the album seems very similar to that of the previous releases, though a little more grown up. my favorite songs are “Sea Legs”, which has a great melody combined with a bit of a hip hop beat, and “Split Needles”, which begins with a rusty guitar sound followed by catchy lyrical patterns. if you’re looking for a new album to add to your collection, or just for something new and upbeat, check out The Shins!