Lost in the Supermarket: The Shins, "Australia"
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.