Seeing The Shins at Virgin Records for Their Record Release

At Midnight on Monday, January 22nd, The Shins held a concert at Virgin Records in Union Square, New York City for the release of their new album "Wincing the Night Away".  Since albums always release on Tuesdays (why?), admission to the show was the first handful of people to buy the album after 12 a.m.  We didn't get there early enough to be officially at the show, but since the store stayed open, we managed to slide our way through the CD racks to within range of the makeshift stage set up in the coffee shop.  The sound quality was pretty weak considering the acoustics of the area, but it was pretty cool to be there to support the release of what turned out (not that i knew at the time) a great album.