When compiling my best of 2006 list, is it wrong of me to put an album that won’t be released until 2007? Possibly… The Shins new album would be in the top three (alongside the Maritime album and the Band of Horses album). By the time December 2007 comes around, will I forget about it entirely? Why do I think about this stuff?
Either way, my favourite song from the album , “Phantom Limb” is now streaming on the Shins Myspace page. I think that it has something to do with being super depressed about something involving a girl or maybe a bad family life? Either way, it is the perfect song for driving at night on ice covered highways, as I did last night. Few songs can evoke seasonal temperatures like this one.
Also, this picture of The Shins rules school: