Song of the Day #1,528: ‘New Slang’ – The Shins

Entering Week Five of the never-ending musical genome project, I arrive at The Shins.

This is a band that straddles across two of my broad categories — Pure Pop and Melancholy. In fact, on some of their albums it appears as if it’s their mission to do exactly that, as upbeat pop songs alternate with contemplative, somber mood pieces.

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