January 7, 2008

Shins Member Arrested

Rut-row. This doesn't look like good news, Shins keyboardist Martin Crandall has been jailed for striking his girlfriend, Elyse Sewell. The full details are here, and this is what she wrote on her livejournal regarding the incident:

Think you had a shitty weekend? Nah. Why not compare it to mine? . . . On the drive home (home?) from Albuquerque to Portland, my ex-boyfriend got sh*tfaced and roughed me up in a Sacramento hotel. I escaped from the room through a blitzkrieg of violence and talked to hotel security, who called the fuzz.

This isn't a good thing, ever. Hopefully there's some mistake here, but from first glance, it's disappointing. It really sucks when people who's music you admire, or anyone you admire for that matter, does something incredibly stupid like this.
This is something that should NEVER EVER be tolerated.

Caring Is Creepy - The Shins

Just to clarify, both were arrested, because they both blamed the other. They're both due in court soon.