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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Shins CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Shins albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Shins record collection, Shins CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Shins and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Shins Biography

The Shins are a musical group on Sub Pop records comprising singer, songwriter and guitarist James Russell Mercer, keyboardist/guitarist/bassist Martin Crandall, bassist/guitarist Dave Hernandez, drummer Jesse Sandoval, as well as new member Eric Johnson of the Fruit Bats. Their sound is commonly described as indie rock, drawing on several musical genres including pop (in the tradition of The Beach Boys), alternative and folk. The Shins are based in Portland, Oregon. Grab your Shins concert tickets today and experience their unique sound.

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Shins Bio Continued

The Shins began in 1997, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a side project of Mercer (previously of Blue Roof Dinner) and Sandoval, who were both members of the lo-fi musical group Flake (formed in 1992). By 1999, Flake (which by then had been renamed Flakemusic) was disbanded and all of its former members became The Shins. The band released two 7" singles on Omnibus, "Nature Bears A Vacuum" (1999) and "When I Goosestep" (2000), before going on tour with Modest Mouse. During the tour, they were met in San Francisco by a Sub Pop representative, who eventually offered to release their debut album.

Shins Discography Updated January 2007
Shins Albums

The Shins Vinyl and The Shins CDs: Studio

2001 - Oh, Inverted World - Sub Pop
2003 - Chutes Too Narrow - Sub Pop
2007 - Wincing the Night Away - Sub Pop

The Shins Records and The Shins CD Releases: Singles

1999 - Nature Bears a Vacuum - Omnibus
2000 - When I Goose-Step - Omnibus Records
2001 - New Slang - Sub Pop
2002 - Know Your Onion - Sub Pop
2003 - So Says I - Sub Pop
2004 - Fighting in a Sack - Universal International
2006 - Phantom Limb - Sub Pop
2007 - Phantom Limb, Pt. 1 - WEA
2007 - Phantom Limb, Pt. 2 - WEA
2007 - Australia - WEA/Warner
2007 - Turn Me On - WEA/Warner

The Shins CD's and The Shins Vinyl: Appearances

2001 - Oh, Inverted World The Shins - Producer
2002 - Know Your Onion The Shins - Producer
2003 - Chutes Too Narrow The Shins - Producer
2003 - So Says I The Shins - Producer
2004 - Garden State Original Soundtrack - Producer

Interested in more Musicians?

Did you like our Aerosmith page? If so, you may also be interested in our Beatles Discography or Rolling Stones Biography pages. Or, if you prefer different musicians, how about our U2 Albums or Jimi Hendrix Albums?

Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including Kem Vinyl and Johnny Hodges Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.

When you visit us, you can buy Vinyl, CDs and video on DVD such as Shania Twain Records as well as Otis Redding Records. We are very interested in buying CDs such as Kris Kristofferson CDs and Beach Boys CDs to as well as many Music DVDs.

We are interested in adding your musician and album reviews and invite you to write for us as a Music Critic. For example, do you think you've got something interesting to say about specific Pink Floyd LPs or Led Zeppelin LPs or the musicians?


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