Early Bird Special

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Where their last video, for "The Rifle's Spiral," was Tim Burton-esque, the Shins' new video for "It's Only Life" follows a creative kid who treats abandonment with perfect abandon.

It's the perfect way to start not-quite-Friday.

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Music Video of the Day

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Ever wished there were two more shots of Tim Burton in your Shins cocktail? Well, the video for "The Rifle's Spiral" is your wish come true.

"It's now more like the years before MTV, when music videos did not have a formula," said Emmy-winning director Jamie Caliri, who made a 3D version exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. "You can be expressive and idiosyncratic."

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New Music of the Day

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New Music of the Day: "Simple Song" -- the first official track from The Shins' first studio album since 2007's Wincing the Night Away -- has surfaced.

Port of Morrow is set to drop in March 20th via James Mercer's record label, Aural Apothecary.

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