1) Shinobu is an indie rock band that ranges from simplistic to annoying. If you listen you might be able to hear influences such as the Weakerthans, New Order, The Pixies, Pavement and a few others. Maybe not, though. Generally, the songs are either about a book Mike's recently read, or just about being alive. Let's face it: being alive is really fucking weird. You can get the new album "Strange Spring Air" at Quote Unquote Records http://www.quoteunquoterecords.com/qur024.htm Read more about Shinobu on Last.fm.