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New Music: Lull, Violent Femmes, Sorcha Richardson, Tamara Williamson, Lights That Change

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New Music is brought to you by Deadly Music! which covers mostly independent indie, alternative, electro pop, post rock and ambient music, with a bit of everything else deadly thrown in for good measure.

Most songs reviewed here are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.

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Lull - “Bubble Tea”

Lull-bubble-teaIndie pop via classic shoegaze, Lull is a brand new quartet from London, England.

With a sound somewhere between The Jesus and Mary Chain, Smashing Pumpkins, Slowdive and The History of Colour TV, "Bubble Tea" is an instantly memorable clash of melancholy fuzzy noise pop.

Taken from their debut album to be released next month - remarkably accomplished considering they have been together for a year - “Bubble Tea” suggests hidden depths and potential mass appeal.

 

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Violent Femmes - Happy New Year

Violent Femmes have announced the June release of a new four track EP and a U.S. tour this summer.

Their first collection of new songs in 15 years, Happy New Year was recorded this past New Year’s Eve in Hobart, Tasmania after the legendary band performed a sold out concert at the Sydney Opera House.

Have a listen to new EP track "Love Love Love Love". They’ve still got it.

 

 

Listen to new tracks by Sorcha Richardson, Tamara Williamson and Lights That Change, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Taylor Swift Teams Up with Hollywood's Femme Fatales in 'Bad Blood' - VIDEO

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Taylor Swift unveiled her star-studded "Bad Blood" music video at last night's Billboard Music Awards - with the final product fully delivering on the stylish and action packed insanity promised in the the video's Sin City-esque promo posters

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Check out the assassin-filled video starring Swift, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Lily Aldridge, Zendaya, Hayley Williams, Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, Serayah McNeil, Jessica Alba, Martha Hunt, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay, Cara Delevingne, and Cindy Crawford, AFTER THE JUMP...

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The OXD Mirror: A Potential 'Song Of The Summer' And More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Tove Lo: 'Talking Body (Jax Jones Remix)'

Swedish electro pop singer Tove Lo says her biggest influences are Robyn, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Lykke Li, and at this juncture she's poised to be just as successful as them.  Her album Queen of The Clouds was released last September and climbed up to #14 on the Billboard 200 chart.  'Talking Body' is the second off of the album, originally released in mid January.

The original version of 'Talking Body' is a great electro infused pop song, but what was missing was a catchier, more present dance backing. This week British producer Jax Jones, who you probably remember from last summer's smash, 'I Got U,' released his official remix for Tove's hit track. Jones adds in the little bits and pieces that were missing from the original to make it a serious dance floor contender. It has all of the makings for a "song of the summer" - a great beat, catchy vocals, fun, sexually driven lyrics - and gets my vote.

House your body some more, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ester Dean and the Women of 'Pitch Perfect 2' Are 'Crazy Youngsters' - VIDEO

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With the sequel to the aca-awesome Pitch Perfect hitting theaters this Friday, we're getting a sneak peek of the blood-pumping beats that await us. In a new music video for an original song off the movie's soundtrack, Barden Bella Ester Dean sings the anthemic "Crazy Youngsters", an ode to being young, wild and free, while her co-stars Anna Camp and Brittany Snow get down to the sick beat. 

Let out the crazy youngster inside of you, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Go Back To The 80s In New Music Video 'Pretty Girls' - WATCH

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Britney Spears and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea have dropped the music video for their collaboration, "Pretty Girls." In the new video, the duo are blonde-tastic, super-crimped valley girls from the 80s ready to party with their BFFs. Oh, and Iggy Azalea is an alien who takes human form a la Earth Girls Are Easy.

The video also features a Rob Lowe-esque teen heart-throb, sure to bring back memories of The Brat Back.

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And because this is a Britney Spears video, there's also a trip to the car wash where we encounter (what else?) hot and shirtless male dancers. 

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Sia Is 'California Dreamin' - LISTEN

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The "Chandelier" singer is covering the folk rock classic "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas and the Papas for the soundtrack to the upcoming disaster flick San Andreas and the end result is lush, sweeping and on par with the grandiosity we have come to expect from her. As Stereogum notes, the singer's "powerhouse voice elevates the song from folk-rock ditty into a majestic, choir-backed track that transform West Coast nostalgia into a tragic loss."

Listen for yourself and get lost in a California dream, AFTER THE JUMP...

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