All Tomorrow's Parties - The Shins
We talked to James Mercer, Shins leader.
Sam Hunt: Have you gotten to talk to Matt Groening at all?
James Mercer: No, I haven’t. Our tour manager talked to him, and apparently Matt was really excited to have us on board.
Sam Frank: We talked to him, and he said he wasn’t.
JM: Yeah, or he acted like he was. We’re huge Simpsons fans.
Ben Tausig: What did you think of Futurama?
JM: I like Futurama. It’s gotten a lot better. I enjoy it.
SF: Is it still on?
SF: So, does every band that plays the festival get to be on the Simpsons at some point?
JM: Man, I hope so. I hope to God the Shins can be on the Simpsons. Actually, I think that would be the end-all of being in a band.
SF: How would you arrange the theme song?
JM: Is that what we would have to do? [Sings] Bwaugh-bwaugh-bwaugh-bwaugh-bwaugh…bauw-bauw-bauw-bauw.
BT: how do you feel about being potential future labelmates with Wolf Eyes?
JM: How’s that, how do you mean? Are they going to sign to Sub Pop? God bless them.
By Dusted Magazine