#02 - Indie-tastic (The Shins - Oh, Inverted World)

Kitschfork

May 10 2022 • 1 hr 26 mins

for the second episode we look at the inaugural album from the band which became a staple of 2000's indie pop new sincerity, The Shins. we discuss the band's DIY beginnings, their surprising (depending on whom you ask) popularity, the intersection of The Shins with the cultural zeitgeist of the early 00's (esp via the feature in the movie Garden State), and whether any of it is paraseable at all in the current moment. and of, course, we talk about the pitchfork review.