The Shins - Oh, Inverted World (Cassette)
Sub Pop proudly presents Oh, Inverted World, the debut album by hit-makers The Shins, on cassette for the first time ever. We expect this hot new format to significantly increase the album’s sales total, which is currently over 720,000. Here’s what we had to say about the record in 2001, when it first came out: Hailing from Albuquerque, NM, The Shins sprung from the ashes of Flake/Flake Music in 1997 (though those previous incarnations date back nearly a decade) – same members, different instruments, different approach. Counterpoint guitars have given way to a single guitar pitted against calculated keyboard passages; swarming indie rock machinations led to pop-based melodic endeavors (who knew?).