The Shins | Wincing Extras

April 6, 2007 at 9:57 am (mp3s, The Shins, Wincing The Night Away)

The Shins

I still stand firm in my opinion that Wincing The Night Away was unfairly panned. So to help get people forming their own opinions, I present to you these extra tracks from the Japanese version of Wincing. The first is a regular b-side,  which is fine and all, but the other track is much more interesting. It’s an alternate take on ‘Split Needles’, which turns out quite different from the album version; I won’t ruin the surprise for you.


The Shins – Nothing At All.mp3

The Shins – Split Needles (Alternate).mp3

The Shins – Split Needles (Album).mp3

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  1. Jad said,

    The alternate version of Split Needles is a big favourite of mine. Great post.

  2. Nick Lundgren said,

    Anyone else notice that the guitar riff on “Nothing At All” is almost exactly the same as The Shins’ cover of the Postal Service’s “We Will Become Sillhouettes?” Maybe I’m just going crazy, but that’s the first thing I thought.

  3. Designate said,

    Thanks for these. Very interesting.

  4. tristan said,

    Yeh Nick ive been thinking the very same ever since i heard Nothing at All, which came as a bonus track on the itunes release, which is where i got it.

    Your not going crazy, its strange how theyve kinda ripped themselves off..

  5. Ben said,

    Just picked up the single of Phantom Limb, and I’m digging “Nothing at All”. Very well could be one of my favorites songs by the Shins. Haven’t compared the two versions of “Spilt Needles” side by side, but I do know they are different.

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