Lost in the Supermarket: The Shins, "Australia"


(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me, with the phrase Lost in the Supermarket in the subject heading, and you just might see it here.)

Where: Marshall's Megastore, St. Louis Mills Mall

When: Thursday, April 9

I've had a long fascination with the bargains found within Marshall's, and this new-to-me store at the Mills Mall didn't disappoint. For just $99 each, I could buy a full suit of armor to put in my living room, to stand guard over my CDs and dust bunnies. I discovered these gems as the mellow sounds of the Shins' "Australia" wafted over the speakers, an odd choice for a store which generally favors the mom-friendly tones of Matchbox 20 (which came next). The clothing selections in the store were sadly lacking, probably because it's between seasons, but the knights in semi-dull armor were nevertheless a beacon of commercialized hope.   

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