The Shins – Wincing The Night Away


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  Originally uploaded by Ed Yuen.

I winced the night away last night with a couple of friends. We went over to the Virgin Records store in Union Square last night to see The Shins give a free midnight performance. Anyone who bought a copy of Wincing The Night Away got in.

I didn’t take this photo, but the person who did (Ed Yuen) was right in front of me. I didn’t meet him at the show but I found his photos of the event on Flickr.

The Shins played a bunch of songs off the new record and also threw in a few oldies for good measure. The entire show lasted for 45 minutes and there was no encore.

They signed CDs for everyone who wanted that afterwards, but we didn’t stay for that.

I’ve had an advance copy of Wincing The Night Away for a couple months and it’s terrific. Since the advance copy came gratis, I bought the actual record last night. If you liked Chutes Too Narrow, you should do the same.

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