Funny story: the first night following Sasquatch when I actually felt well enough to go out and grab drinks ended with me once more wrapped up in caution tape and riding my bike through downtown screaming.
If those dates weren't so sudden and during the week I would snatch up tickets ASAAAAAAP. Very sad I can't make it down for those.
While I doubt they will match the quality of "Wincing..." with this next album, I'm excited to hear what Ron Lewis will add to the mix. I hope they let his musicianship shine a bit because he comes up with the most brilliant melodies and has an amazing falsetto voice. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll use him for backup vocals.
looks like I missed out on the Portland tickets. Eugene ones are still available but that's a long ways to go...
For those not familiar with Portland, the venue the Shins are playing at is capacity 350 (some say up to 400). They would have easily sold out a venue five times that size. We'll all be close enough to photo Mercer's nostril hair.