The Shins – Strange Powers (Live Magnetic Fields Cover)

Since The Magnetic Fields have a new album and tour coming up this month and The Shins “Wincing the Night Away” made my list of favorite albums of 2007, It seems appropriate that now would be as good a time as any to post a Shins cover of a Magnetic Fields song. This is a track from their 2005 between-albums tour when they played Webster Hall in NYC. “Chutes Too Narrow” had come out 2 year earlier in 2003, yet The Shins had not a single new song except for this Magnetic Fields cover. I was pissed with The Shins for years but much has now been forgiven with “Wincing the Night Away”.

Note to all bands out there: Being an active band and doing a tour some years after the last record with not a single new song is a really good way to get my goat, and believe me, you don’t want to get my goat. My goat is a demon goat.
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Download: The Shins – Strange Powers (Live)

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