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The track was named in the 2008 book The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present.
The Shins performed “New Slang” on Saturday Night Live on January 13, 2007.
There are two live versions of the song: one performed with Iron & Wine, which appears on the December 14, 2004 7” single release of “Fighting in a Sack”, and another that appears on the “Know Your Onion” single.
The music video was directed by Lance Bangs and features the band re-enacting the cover art of other bands’ albums, including Zen Arcade and New Day Rising by Hüsker Dü, Let It Be by The Replacements, Moon Pix by Cat Power, Double Nickels On The Dime by The Minutemen, Squirrel Bait’s first album, Sonic Youth’s Sister and Slint’s Spiderland.
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