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    Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:44:33

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    Sunday, February 7th, The Shins released a snippet of what appears to be new music. The Albuquerque-to-Portland group posted a blurred video of what looked and sounded like an audio file to their Instagram. This was followed by the hashtags, "#shinstagram #tokeemifyougotem #auralapothecary #lordelizabeth." Aural Apothecary is the record label operated by James Mercer, the Shins' lead singer and songwriter.

    The band has not released an album since 2012's Port of Morrow, and no new music of any kind since 2014's "So Now What" from Zach Braff's film Wish I Was Here. The band has been notoriously slow about releasing new albums with on four total LPs since 2001, including their debut Oh, Inverted World. Mercer took a five year hiatus from the Shins, where he collaborated with Danger Mouse and formed Broken Bells.

    There has been no word on when fans might expect a new Shins album, but this is certainly a promising step. Currently, the band has no tours scheduled, and this is the first news from their camp since the re-release of Flake Music's 1997 album, When You Land Here It's Time to Return. Flake Music was Mercer's band prior to the Shins.

    Hear a snipped of new music from The Shins:

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