Happy 38th birthday to James Mercer, frontman of the one of the most famous indie music acts in history, The Shins. Mercer and his band released Wincing the Night Away in 2007 to the most successful indie release in history. Mercer and his band are not currently touring, which could mean a plethora of things, but he is and has been a pioneer of indie music, and is partially responsible for the indie explosion we've seen in the music world today. I leave you with two Shins' classics, off their debut album Oh, Inverted World.
Caring Is Creepy - The Shins
New Slang - The Shins