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  • TheKeenGuy

    I asked one of the guys from the Shins back in 2004 whether they ever play Flake Music at shows, and he said occasionally during sound checks but that was it.

    April 2014
  • Klowanza

    Way better than Shins.

    December 2013
  • starvingrobot

    This has probably been asked a bunch of times, but do The Shins play any of these songs at their shows? I'm with everyone here and like Flake Music better.

    May 2013
  • wizgard

    prefer this over the shins

    March 2013
  • shug94

    This was amazing dudes. Way more fuzzy than I expected.

    June 2012
  • llamagesicht

    I love this stuff.

    April 2012
  • bubba_ch

    I love the shins and this stuff is crazy good. actually I wished they stayed a bit more lo-fi. this stuff here reminds me of mr. malkmüs a lot, but also E6 as mentioned below. really awesome stuff so far.

    March 2012
  • taylorberce

    i'm so indie that i prefer the musical precursor of the shins

    June 2011
  • skippingboy123

    james mercer is a music god....flake, shins, broken bells . its all amazing [4] Can't wait for the next album, hopefully better than Wincing the Night Away.

    June 2011
  • ivomc

    james mercer is a music god....flake, shins, broken bells . its all amazing [3]

    June 2011
  • njSKAman

    I found the Spork EP at my local record shop. Cost me 40 bucks, but it was worth it.

    November 2010
  • gonzstrokes

    james mercer is a music god....flake, shins, broken bells . its all amazing [2]

    October 2010
  • Poncecutor

    forget i even bothered listening

    September 2010
  • carieiscreepy

    james mercer is a music god....flake, shins, broken bells . its all amazing.

    September 2010
  • airbehindbirds

    am I cooler if I say I like this better than the Shins?

    August 2010
  • nicholecliche

    So much better than The Shins <3

    July 2010
  • nfrae

    James Mercer liked elephant six?!?! YOU JUST BLEW MY MIND!

    June 2010
  • Katie081990

    apparently James Mercer was inspired by the Apples in Stereo and the Olivia Tremor Control and formed Flake Music because he wanted to make something similar... so probably why a lot of people hear similarities to NMH... (he said this when the Shins were "Live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic" on November 10, 2003... which I just realized I somehow have in my iTunes)

    June 2010
  • HeavyMetalMan13

    Looking for a game to play? Come and join us down at [Game] The Music Elite and see if your taste makes you a winner among players!

    April 2010
  • llamagesicht

    in looooooooooooouve <3 James Mercer, reissue this please please please I'll paper my walls with the album art

    April 2010
  • taylor2008

    someone needs to post their first EP somewhere! and i don't mean the 'Spork EP'

    March 2010
  • LeoVK

    ...and if they do...maybe they can also FINALLY get the track-listing right! ;)

    February 2010
  • LeoVK

    I hope, if James Mercer's own label do end up reissuing "When You Land Here...", that they include all the hard to find EP tracks as bonuses!

    February 2010
  • Captain_M4d

    I can dig James Mercer in various incarnations. I, for one, am excited for this Broken Bells project. Just found another leaked track:

    January 2010
  • HansBjelke

    flake music > wincing the night away and chutes too narrow.

    November 2009
  • neckermanncj

    @LProst: it's Lo-fi goodness!

    October 2009
  • neckermanncj

    the shins > flake music [2] well obviously...

    October 2009
  • whamcity

    the shins > flake music

    October 2009
  • llamagesicht

    Oh my, when you land here it's time to return. I was playing Spanway Hits on repeat for a while before, probably pissed off my roommate, so worth it though...

    September 2009
  • LProst

    flake music/scared of chaka split anyone? Submarines is radtacular

    August 2009
  • prophetpope

    Better than Chutes and Wincing.

    August 2009
  • thirdprofile

    "when you land here it's time to return" is such a great album, so many awesome little pop songs

    July 2009
  • prophetpope

    why? both James Mercer and The Shins have super similarity with flake, so i don't see the problem :b

    June 2009
  • -TwoHeadedBoy-


    June 2009
  • SalsaShaker

    I like it more than Chutes Too Narrow, but not as much as Wincing the Night Away and Oh, Inverted World.

    May 2009
  • llamagesicht

    I'm loving When You Land Here, but having tons of trouble finding the EPs. Any help?

    May 2009
  • llamagesicht

    This band is great music to cry to, and I love to cry.

    May 2009
  • llamagesicht

    When You Land Here It's Time To Return to be reissued on James Mercer's label, Aural Apothecary! :)

    May 2009
  • prophetpope

    so good.

    April 2009
  • Weedo84

    this was slightly shocking! whats up with 'thank you' :P

    March 2009
  • blackmajik2021

    sounds a lot like neutral milk hotel...which is good...awesome

    March 2009
  • HIRT


    March 2009
  • Katie081990

    i cannot believe i didn't know about flake music until now. the shins are my fucking favorite band, and that's saying something because i'm veryy into music. i just found "When you land here, it's time to return" on itunes and bought it immediately (and i never buy things from itunes. Now all I need is the hidden tracks (untitled ones) and i'll be set. i'm going to a store tomorrow to buy a hard copy of the cd (i'm assuming that'll have the hidden ones?)

    January 2009
  • ahhhpancreas

    Took me a while to get acclimated to them, but now I absolutely love them. I would totally do James Mercer. In the butt..

    December 2008
  • avocat

    this is love

    November 2008
  • reallybigclocks

    if your looking to get ALL of their music, use the isohunt torrent, i could definitely use more seeders :)

    September 2008
  • oliverlock

    Try or, you will certainly find it there.

    June 2008
  • Reikern

    Blast Valve is delicious

    May 2008
  • rbrtnlndrry

    and Untitled #2 is sweet gold

    March 2008
  • rbrtnlndrry

    This shit fucking kicks ass, I'm glad I found it in college otherwise where would you find it?

    March 2008