A Musical Interlude: The Shin’s Phantom Limb

Natalie Portman tuned me on to The Shins and their song “New Slang” in Zach Braff’s 2004 film Garden State. “Phantom Limb” is probably my favorite song by the band–even though James Mercer says that it is about a lesbian couple dealing with high school life, it holds a lot of relevance and energy for anyone on the margins.