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Taylor Swift Applauds Gay Fan's Grindr Promotion of New Album '1989'


Maybe it was a joke, or maybe Taylor Swift's success simply has no bounds. Whatever the case may be, Tumblr user 'ughstory' posted a screenshot (above) of his Grindr conversation-turned-album promotion for the young pop singer (with caption: "Honestly why am I single..."), and Taylor took notice. 

Take 40 reports:

Once Taylor saw this, she reblogged the image and wrote "CANT (sic) STOP LAUGHING. I Will be applauding you for decades to come for this."

This story comes one day after Taylor went to #1 on iTunes in Canada after releasing 8 seconds of white noise.

Is this just the beginning of a new form of advertisement? Will Grindr be overrun with T-Swift fans? Only time will tell...

Gay Men's Chorus Of Los Angeles And Rob Cantor Tell The Story Of Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf: VIDEO


We previously told you about singer Rob Cantor's catchy tune "Shia LaBeouf" about actual cannibal and Hollywood superstar Shia LaBeouf. The song imagines what it would be like if you were trapped in the woods and running for your life from Shia the cannibal. Thanks to some help from the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, we now have a must-see performance that illustrates the horror of that nightmare scenario. 

Be sure to watch til the end as a certain bearish man makes a cameo, perhaps fresh from his cottage in the woods.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gwen Stefani Releases Psychedelic Music Video For New Single 'Baby Don't Lie': WATCH


Gwen Stefani, former lead singer of No Doubt and well-established solo artist in her own right, has released her first new single in several years, and it is sure to be a pop radio hit. The track, called "Baby Don't Lie," has an intoxicating, semi-tribal synth beat that will make you want to dance, and Stefani's voice is typically fun and flirty. The video takes a sore subject--the possibility of an unfaithful loved one--and turns it into a psychedelic landscape of bright color and tingly texture.

Well done, Ms. Stefani. Well done.

Check out the video (and try not to dance along), AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ricky Martin Rocks 5 Looks in His Speakeasy-Themed 'Adios': MUSIC VIDEO


"Adios" is the first release off Ricky Martin's forthcoming studio album due next year and the video finds Martin stepping into all kinds of roles at a speakeasy as bouncer, bartender, mobster, performer, and police officer, each more dashing than the next.

Check out the clip, and watch Ricky's facial hair come and go, AFTER THE JUMP...

The clip was directed by Ethan Lader, most well-known for directing Bruno Mars in his music video "Just The Way You Are".





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Taylor Swift's 'Welcome To New York' Celebrates Same-Sex Love: LISTEN


"Welcome To New York", the latest single off of Taylor Swift's new album co-written by Ryan Tedder, celebrates not only the city that never sleeps but also the way the city is a place where you can be "who you want" and love who you want. Sings Swift,

Everybody here was someone else before 
And you can want who you want 
Boys and boys and girls and girls

Listen to a preview of Swift's new song, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NEW MUSIC: Owen Duff, Sasha Siem, Machines In Heaven, Warning Light, Morning Smoke, Merchandise - LISTEN

Owen Duff the falls soundtrack

New Music, brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, will generally avoid most mainstream music - unless it's particularly deadly - to give new, emerging and fringe artists a chance. Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this column.



Owen Duff: Songs from The Falls: Testament of Love

Irish native Owen Duff is a “singer-songwriter-videomaker with a tendency to prioritise unusual chord progressions & extended metaphors over most other things.”

Owen makes highly literate and remarkably well constructed songs influenced by - among many others he mentions - Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom, Steve Reich, Charlie Kaufman, Jean Genet, Roman Polanski, Werner Herzog, The Smiths, Sufjan Stevens and David Lynch.

Coming out most obviously from those influences on his latest track "The Magic Mountain" are the classics from Nyro and Mitchell and the experimental artsiness of Sufjan, Lynch, Kaufman, Herzog et al. The track has an incredible warmth to it, wrapped as it is in genius song construction on a mini-epic scale. 

There’s more to Duff than meets the eye though, as best evidenced in his work on the soundtrack for last year’s gay-themed movie The Falls: Testament of Love. 

Duff’s two offerings from the soundtrack - available on Bandcamp on a name-your-price basis - are beautiful piano-based pieces that fans of Antony and the Johnsons and Michael Nyman’s orchestral/chamber pop work with David McAlmont will adore.


Sasha Siem: My Friend

"My Friend", the latest track by Anglo-Norwegian musician Sasha Siem, comes with some serious pedigree, having been produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros, Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy, Feist).

Boasting such an impressive background and listing among her influences Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Antonio Vivaldi, PJ Harvey, Florence and the Machine and Leonard Cohen, you come to expect something special from "My Friend" and it delivers in spades.

A beautifully constructed chamber pop piece to a friend on the edge, "My Friend" is starkly unsentimental as well as intimate and heartfelt.

Real artistry making the best use of Siem’s training, "My Friend" will instantly appeal to fans of Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Michael Nyman, Hildur Gudnadottir, Antony and the Johnsons, Zoe Keating and more.


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