The Shins are a GRAMMY-nominated American band formed by James Mercer in Albuquerque, NM in 1996. Their debut full length, Oh, Inverted World caused a seismicshift in the indie rock world upon its release in 2001, single-handedly ushering in the modern era of the genre. With six full length albums released to date, including The Worm’s Heart which is comprised of “flipped” or alternate/opposite versions of each of the original songs on Heartworms, the band continues to redefine and push the boundaries of indie and alternative music.