The Shins

Album | The Shins – Port of Morrow

This FFS writer first stumbled across The Shins at a house party in 2004, the crest of the discovering-indie-through-the-soundtrack-to-The-OC wave. We were professing our love for Death Cab for Cutie to a camp but handsome American chap who reacted with…

Brian’s Mixtape | Crazy Horses

Brian the playlist-making owl is home for 2012 and returning to For Folk's Sake

  Dear readers, My apologies for this playlist’s tardiness, for an owl likes to be prompt, but some distant cousins came to stay over the weekend and they caused too much carnage for me to turn a blind eye to…

Brian’s Mixtape #20: The Big Freeze

Brr… it’s cold. Being a sensible sort of chap, Brian’s not going outside until all this horrid weather is over. You might think it’s better for owls, what with their ability to fly and all, but our poor mixtape maker faces the daily threat of having his wings frozen together and falling from the sky. Plop. Quite apart from being sore, it’d be awfully undignified, and Brian has a reputation to protect.

Instead he’s going to stay in with a delicious bowl of mouse soup and listen to the lovely tunes he’s cobbled together. Some about the cold and a couple that are just songs he’s discovered and loves.

The Shins but not

Yesterday, while searching for the Shins album Oh, Inverted World on Spotify in order to help FFS’s resident owl Brian make his weekly playlist (he doesn’t have opposable thumbs, which makes computer-use tricky, you see) I discovered this: Pickin’ On…

The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow

It’s my belief that people who like music with guitars have every right to despair of our wretched decade and its tight-trousered ‘The … band’ sub-Ramones pop idols. Thankfully there is salvation out there is you are willing to find…