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Jasmine Albertson
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  • The 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist was announced today. Nominees include alt-J's Relaxer (who previously won the award in 2012 for An Awesome Wave), Glass Animals' How to Be a Human Being, Sampha's Process, Kate Tempest's Let Them Eat Chaos, and The xx's I See You. The prize celebrates the best British album of the past year, according to a panel of British music critics and industry figures. The winner will be announced on November 14 at the televised ceremony. [ Pitchfork ]

  • New York's The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have a new video for the previously released single "When I Dance With You." It's off their upcoming new album The Echo of Pleasure which will be released on September 1 via the band's self-run label Painbow. Directed by Ralph Fuller, the video has a vintage vibe, with the band performing on TV in a part-animated, part-live action format. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be playing the Tractor Tavern on Saturday, September 23 with The Courtneys and The Prids. [ Under the Radar ]

  • Toronto quartet BadBadNotGood have received the remix treatment from LA's Nosaj Thing for their track "In Your Eyes," off last year's IV. The song features vocals from R&B/soul singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson. Don't mis BadBadNotGood when they hit Seattle on Thursday, December 14 to play the Showbox. [ Consequence of Sound ]

  • Stars have revealed details about their forthcoming new album. The yet-to-be-titled album will arrive in October via Last Gang and will be produced by Peter Katis. They also shared the third single from the album, "Flourescent Light." In a statement from the band, "Does no one fall in love under fluorescent light? Pretty sure that's not true, as many an office romance could attest. But as a statement in support of love's delusions, we will stand by it. In love, the lights are different, softer; the air has more oxygen in it; and for a second, all you need is a good chorus to believe this might be the one. It's a Stars song, but with Peter Katis producing it. So it's spaghetti with tomato sauce, but Mario Batali cooked it. So eat it." Speaking of spaghetti, the band also teased a new film titled Dinner with Stars, in which the group eats a meal together. [ Exclaim! ]

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