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- Posted on Apr 19th 2007 3:00PM by Steve Baltin
When the Shins pull into Austin, Texas, this weekend as part of the MTVu Campus Invasion Music Festival, fans can expect the indie rockers to turn classic with Pink Floyd's 'Breathe,' a tune the band has covered repeatedly on their current North American tour. While that may seem like an unlikely throwback, keyboardist Marty Crandall tells Spinner that Floyd -- 'Dark Side of the Moon' in particular -- directly influenced the Shins' latest album, 'Wincing the Night Away.'
"I've always loved the whole concept of a record from beginning to end," he says. "We kept thinking of an A-side and a B-side, like, 'What's the best song to flip over the record to?' We're still thinking that way."
Enter Pink Floyd. "[They're] fantastic at it," Crandall says of the veteran rockers' knack for concept albums. "They're as psychedelic as you can get so they tend to veer off and get crazy, but I love the whole ebb and flow. I love the really big highs and really big lows."