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This Show Will Change Your Life

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Shins -- indie it band since they were all over the "Garden State" soundtrack in 2004 -- are coming to D.C. in May.

    Cutting short their yearlong break, the Shins have scheduled a short tour that includes a May 14 date at Nightclub 9:30 (and a show the next night at Ram's Head Live up in Wham City).

    Tickets for the 9:30 show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and it's sure to sell out, so be sharp Friday if you want to join the legions of fans who'll no doubt be in full voice, singing along to their wistful guitar pop.

    In the meantime, major indie label Sub Pop and the band have ended their relationship, according to Pitchfork. Does that mean a jump to a real major label is in the future. Always seemed like Shins would be the band to next follow Death Cab and the Decemberists down that road.

    Of course, I know by now that if this band hasn't already changed your life like Natalie Portman promised, this show's not going to do it, either.