Artist of the Week: Flake Music

Flake Music is the James Mercer-fronted precursor to the indie rock staple The Shins. Bringing at first only drummer Jesse Sandoval with him (soon followed by Flake Music’s other core members), Mercer founded The Shins after Flake Music’s conclusion in 1997. Their music bears an obvious stylistic resemblance to The Shins, although with notably lower production values. Flake Music’s career spanned one album, “When You Land Here, It’s Time To Return,” and one tour, in support of Modest Mouse.

‎”The Shins” performed by Flake Music (The Shins)

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