Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Shins Leave Sub-Pop

It seems the rumors are true, the Shins have indeed left Sub Pop. I actually dislike this news. Sub Pop has always been one of the good guys and the money they made off of the Shins helped them fund some great records that may not have seen the light of day otherwise. I'm all for bands making it on their own and jockeying "the system." I've just always considered Sub Pop outside of the real "industry-type" realm, and this just seems like an unnecessary blow to a good label. Of course, I could be wrong, and I'm sure that the Shins have their reasons for this, but I just don't feel like this is "happy" news to report. Via Pitchfork:
Some big news from Sub Pop: The Shins are no longer with the label. One of the world's biggest indie bands has parted ways with one of the world's biggest indie labels. A label rep says the band is working on new music, but they have no idea when it'll be out. It just won't be out on Sub Pop. More info when we get it.
As we reported yesterday, the Shins will tour in May.

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