The Shins look completely average. There’s nothing spectacular about them, visually speaking. A recent promotional photo shows them shirtless and wearing life jackets. They’re pale and scrawny, chubby and unshaven, bearing bed head that resembles a 2nd grader with a working mother. Lead singer James Mercer is wiping his nose. They look bored, indifferent, like they’re ready to jump off the dock and go for a swim. Maybe. The picture doesn’t really let you know what to think, but fans of the band will easily recognize it as an in-joke. These guys aren’t that serious.