Jesse Sandoval is the former drummer of American indie rock group The Shins. Sandoval initially formed Flake with singer-songwriter James Mercer, guitarist Neal Langford and bassist Marty Crandall in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1992. Sandoval and Mercer then went on to form The Shins as a side project, intending to play as a duo, but were eventually joined again by Marty Crandall on keyboard and Dave Hernandez on bass. Sandoval, along with other band members, now resides in Portland, Oregon.
In May 2009, Sandoval opened a food cart in Portland, "Nuevo Mexico", where he serves traditional New Mexican food, including stuffed sopaipillas. He drew upon his experience helping in his mother's food cart, which worked festivals in New Mexico.
Jesse made an appearance on Darren Hanlon's album Fingertips & Mountaintops. He also currently plays drums for The Minders.