Why did The Shins change members?
Did The Shins break up?
Talking to Pitchfork back in May, Shins frontman James Mercer explained why keyboardist Marty Crandall and drummer Jesse Sandoval were no longer in the band. "It's an aesthetic decision," said Mercer, not elaborating much. Since that time, both Crandall and Sandoval have been quiet about the split.Aug 6, 2009
What shins mean?
: the front part of the leg below the knee. shin. verb.
Why are The Shins called The Shins?
Mercer named the band The Shins after the family in the musical The Music Man, a favorite of Mercer's father. The project began as a way to explore three-minute pop songs with conventional chord structure. Mercer recruited Sandoval to play drums and the two began performing as a duo.