Monday, May 14 2012 23:53

THE SHINS get a lullaby album, prep kids to visit Garden State?

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To this day, whenever I hear about THE SHINS, I immediately think of the movie GARDEN STATE. I'm not even a huge fan of the band or movie (like 'em, just never have the urge to experience them again), but my wife loves both, so the connection is there. Of course I'm only discussing this now because the folks at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star just sent over word that they've released LULLABY VERSIONS OF THE SHINS. Check out the tracklisting and Zach Braff-homaging cover art below, then hit this link to snag the album on iTunes. 

 Lullaby Versions of The Shins

  1. Sleeping Lessons
  2. Simple Song
  3. It’s Only Life
  4. New Slang
  5. Phantom Limb
  6. High Road (Broken Bells)
  7. Australia
  8. Saint Simon
  9. Caring is Creepy
  10. The Past and Pending
  11. So Says I
  12. Kissing the Lipless


And just in case you have no idea what I was talking about, here's where Natalie Portman swears The Shins will change Braff's life...


This release marks a whopping 70 titles in the Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star catalog of instrumental versions of popular hits. Impressive! 

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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