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Robyn Asks 'Who Do You Love' in New Video from Kindness: WATCH

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Kindness, the solo project of British singer Adam Bainbridge released a new video today for "Who Do You Love?", a new track from his new album Otherness, featuring Swedish pop phenom Robyn.

Bainbridge explains the video:

Who Do You Love is a song about people and connection, and how you can identify who you are by those you love. Those people say a hell of a lot about you. Robyn and I were very happy to make this video with a long term collaborator of mine, Daniel Brereton, whose idea was a series of portraits of our closest friends and family - in a way, the most revealing portraits of us possible. None of these folks were 'cast' - we were just lucky to have them around us on the day and in the right cities!

It's possible that we'll always be more emotionally susceptible to these images - these are our closest friends and loved ones after all - but there's something about seeing all these people together, all these people that would do this for us - it makes the song make a little more sense, and a little more powerful for us. I hope you'll feel some of what we feel when we look at these faces. Thanks to all of those friends, family and collaborators that made it possible.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NEW MUSIC: Alex Wisner, James Yorkston, Ajimal, Grounds For Invasion, Twin Graves, The Ropes

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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.

Enjoy!

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Alex Wisner: ‘You Were My World’ and ‘Manhattan’

Alex-wisner-christmas-will-be-cold-without-youAlex Wisner is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles and one third of AKW Music. Alex makes downtempo casio electro pop love songs for the broken hearted that come on a touch like a non-EMO version of The Band in Heaven.

AKW have three EPs on Soundcloud - 'To Be Alive', 'Last Lines' and 'Silent War' - as well as various collaborations, one-off tracks and demos.

Have a listen to two tracks from Alex, unless you’re having a bad day.

i was your girl, you were my world.

i’ll take out the trash and i’ll never look back / i’ll burn the backs of both my hands / i’ll never look back / take out the trash and i’ll burn the backs of both my hands

you’ll never know it hurt this bad / when i’m alone fill the sink with blood and you’ll never know about my hands / you’ll never know / because you’ll never hold them again.

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James Yorkston: ‘The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society’

YorkstonScottish folk musician James Yorkston has recorded under his own name, as James Yorkston and The Athletes and as James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players. 

Produced by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Yorkston’s eighth album ‘The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society’ is collaboration at its best.

Featuring vocals from Hot Chip member Rob Smoughton, KT Tunstall and the Pictish Trail, its a low-key and thoughtful collection of sixteen tracks that are often introspective but sometimes really quite heartwarming.

Have a listen to the lovely ‘Guy Fawkes’ Signature,’ a spoken word piece with Tunstall about a vaguely irritating neighbor.

He asks, ‘you like real music don’t you? Pussy Riot, Louis Armstrong?’

‘Sure, I like Billie Holiday...do be do be do.’

‘Do you know her? Well I guess you do...’

I think of Guy Fawkes’ signature before and after torture, what in the world they are going through? It changed their whole demeanor.

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Ajimal: ‘Nothing Touches Me', 'This Human Joy'

Ajimal is the solo project of Fran O’Hanlon from Newcastle, England.

Fran has teamed up with new label Mono for a split single release with Tessera Skies.

The release will be accompanied by remixes of Tessera Skies’ 'Droplet' by Dutch Uncles, as well as Ajimal’s 'Nothing Touches Me' with a remix from shArds

Have a listen to 'Nothing Touches Me' and an earlier track 'This Human Joy.'

For fans of: Antony and the Johnsons

More new tracks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Postmodern Jukebox's Jazz-Crooner Cover of David Guetta and Sia's 'Titanium' - VIDEO

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American Idol alumnus Von Smith has teamed up with Scott Bradley's Postmodern Jukebox again, this time for a jazzy take on David Guetta and Sia's hit "Titanium." 

Swing back in time to the '40s with this smooth cover, AFTER THE JUMP...

You can also check out Postmodern Jukebox's versions of Calvin Harris' "Summer", Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off", and Ariana Grande's "Break Free."

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Nicki Minaj Facing Backlash for Nazi Imagery in 'Only' Lyric Video: WATCH

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Controversy is building on the internet (i.e. Twitter) for Nicki Minaj's new lyric video, for the song "Only." Both fans and the Anti-Defamation League have criticized the video for its use of Nazi imagery.

The song shows off Minaj's top-notch bragging skills, but while the rapper talks about how great she is, the animated lyric video portrays her as a dictator commanding scores of soldiers and weapons.

Throughout the video is the use of a swastika-esque symbol: a red background, white circle and black "Young Money" logo (pictured above). It can even be found on the soldier's armbands.

Minaj has yet to respond to outcry, which includes many calling for apologies, or the video's removal.

See the controversial video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Nick Jonas Strips Down, Gets Wet for MTV EMA Performance: VIDEO

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A little Miami rainshower proved to be the perfect addition to Nick Jonas' concert last night at the 2014 MTV European Music Awards.

As MTV points out "not only did the 22-year-old solo artist nail his “Jealous” performance, but he sealed the deal by ripping off his black jacket to soak up some of the downpour, turning his EMA moment into a one-man wet t-shirt contest."  

Soak up some Nick yourself, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Conchita Wurst Unveils Lyric Video for New Track 'Heroes': WATCH

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Eurovision winner and bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, who performed last week for UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon at the UN in Vienna, unveiled her new single "Heroes" today, along with a minimalist black-and-white lyric video.

Listen to the single and a dance remix, AFTER THE JUMP...

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