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On June 19, 2001.

On June 19, 2001, “Omnibus Records” label released “Oh, Inverted World”, the debut Shins studio album. It was recorded 2000 – 2001, and was produced by James Mercer, Marty Crandall, Neil Langford and Jesse Sandoval

Personnel:

  • James Mercer – vocals, guitars, keyboards, xylophone, autoharp, programming, harmonium, percussion, harmonica
  • Marty Crandall – keyboards
  • Neil Langford – bass
  • Jesse Sandoval – drums, percussion
  • Dave Hernandez – bass
  • Melanie Crandall – cello
  • Neils Galloway – French horn

Track listing:

All tracks by James Mercer.

  1. Caring Is Creepy
  2. One by One All Day
  3. Weird Divide
  4. Know Your Onion
  5. Girl Inform Me
  6. New Slang
  7. The Celibate Life
  8. Girl on the Wing
  9. Your Algebra
  10. Pressed in a Book
  11. The Past and Pending

 

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On March 20, 2007.

On March 20, 2007, “Epic” label released “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank” the fifth Modest Mouse studio album. It was recorded 2005-2006, at “Sweet Tea Studio” in Oxford, Mississippi and “Audible Alchemy” in Portland, and was produced by Dennis Herring.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Brock
  • Jeremiah Green
  • Eric Judy
  • Johnny Marr
  • Tom Peloso
  • Joe Plummer
  • Engineered by Joe Zook, Clay Jones
  • Assisted by Tom Queyja, Rob Cooper
  • Additional Engineering – Kyle “Slick” Johnson, Reto Peter, Tom Queyja
  • Mixed by Joe Zook & Dennis Herring
  • Mastered by Howie Weinberg
  • Clay Jones — shaker, programming, acoustic guitar
  • Dennis Herring — claps, stomps, backing vocals, pump organ
  • Kyle “Slick” Johnson — programming
  • Naheed Simjee — backing vocals, claps, stomps
  • James Mercer- backing vocals
  • Art Direction – Isaac Brock, Christian Helms, Nahjeed Simjee
  • Design – Christian Helms, Geoff Peyeto at The Decoder Ring
  • Booklet Interior Illustrations – David Ellis, Casey Burns

Track listing:

All lyrics by Isaac Brock; all music by . Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Eric Judy, Johnny Marr, Tom Peloso and Joe Plummer.

  1. March into the Sea
  2. Dashboard
  3. Fire it Up
  4. Florida
  5. Parting of the Sensory
  6. Missed the Boat
  7. We’ve Got Everything
  8. Fly Trapped in a Jar
  9. Education
  10. Little Motel
  11. Steam Engenius
  12. Spitting Venom
  13. Paople as Places as People
  14. Invisible

On January 23, 2007.

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On January 23, 2007, “Sub Pop” label released “Wincing the Night Away”, the third The Shins album. “Wincing the Night Away” was recorded in 2005 and 2006, at James Mercer’s basement studio, Phil Ek’s home in Seattle and in Oregon City, and was produced by James Mercer and Joe Chiccarelli.

Personnel:

  • James Mercer– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizers, ukelele, banjo, cat piano, percussion, beat and MIDI programming
  • Marty Crandall– synthesizers, organ, bass guitar, percussion
  • Dave Hernandez– lead guitar
  • Jesse Sandoval– drums
  • Chris Funk– lap steel guitar , hammered dulcimer, bouzouki
  • Eric D. Johnson– backing vocals, piano
  • Anita Robinson – backing vocals
  • Paloma Griffin – violin
  • Niels Gallaway – French horn
  • Design and illustration by Robert Mercer

Track listing:

All tracks by James Mercer.

  1. Sleeping Lessons
  2. Australia
  3. Pam Berry
  4. Phantom Limb
  5. Sea Legs
  6. Red Rabbits
  7. Turn On Me
  8. Black Wave
  9. Split Needles
  10. Girl Sailor
  11. A Comet Appears