Dave Hernandez (born Sept. 20, 1971, Guadalajara, Mexico) is a musician, best known for playing guitar and bass in the American indie band The Shins for the first year of its existence, rejoining the band in 2003 before finally leaving it once again later on.
Hernandez met Shins frontman James Mercer when both lived in Albuquerque playing in underground bands in the early/mid 1990s. Hernandez's punk band Scared of Chaka and Mercer's indie pop band Flake were both part of the thriving Albuquerque independent rock scene that spawned bands like The Drags, The Rondelles, and Henrys Dress.
Among the other bands Hernandez has played in are Broadcast Oblivion, The Charming Snakes, and The Boskos. He has played guitar on records by Big Business, The Intelligence, and Sean Na Na. He is currently the frontman for Seattle garage band Little Cuts.