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By | Published on Wednesday 9 August 2017

The Shins

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Organisers of the FastForward music conference this week added a bunch of presentations to the line-up of its upcoming London event, with Deezer’s Sulinna Ong, FUGA’s Dorothée Imhoff, DHP Family’s Kelly Bennaton and AEI Group’s Farhana Aboo among those due to talk. The event takes place at the British Library on 15 Sep.

• Daughter have teamed up with gaming company Square Enix to create an original score for its new game ‘Life Is Strange: Before The Storm’. The soundtrack will itself be released on 1 Sep and here is a track from it, ‘Burn It Down’.

• The new video from The Shins for their track ‘Half A Million’ features “5566 stickers, hand cut from the 4868 frames and animated by sticking them down on top of each other at each of the 40+ locations”. Imagine that! No, actually, just watch it, that’s gotta be easier.

• Here’s a new Lil Wayne track via his producer friend ONHEL. It’s called ‘Like A Man’.

• The National have cranked up the internets and posted a new track called ‘Carin At The Liquor Store’. And it only has a video to go with it! The track appears on the band’s new album ‘Sleep Well Beast’, out on 4AD on 8 Sep.

• Dälek have posted a video for ‘Echoes Of…’ And yes, that is the opening track off the hip hop outfit’s forthcoming new album ‘Endangered Philosophies’ out on Ipecac Recordings on 1 Sep, well spotted.

• That there Association Of Independent Music announced the shortlists for this year’s Independent Music Awards yesterday. And here they are!

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