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Belle Goes to 'WeHo' in Todrick Hall's New Brilliant 'Beauty and the Beast' Musical Parody: VIDEO

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Set around West Hollywood's gay downtown and its numerous businesses, Todrick Hall's parody of "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast stars YouTube personality Colleen Ballinger wandering the Santa Monica strip as the Disney princess in search of aspirations beyond her "little town."

RuPaul, Daniel Franzese, Ross Mathews, Lance Bass, Frankie Grande, and many others including Hall himself take the parts of the townspeople in Beauty and the Beat Boots, one of Hall's best parodies yet.

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And don't miss Hall's mash-up of more than 70 Beyoncé songs in four minutes, or his other musical parodies like CinderoncéThe Wizard of Aahs, and Mean Boyz.

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Shamir Brings Inner Light to His New Ballad 'Darker': VIDEO

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Shamir, the golden-voiced, Vegas-born 20-year-old soul pop singer whose debut LP Ratchet (out May 19) is one of the most anticipated of the season, just released a stunning new track and video called "Darker" which showcases the power of his instrument beautifully.

Because it doesn't get darker
Unless you expected to
It's just getting harder to contain the truth
You know it doesn't get darker
Unless you expect it to
It's just getting harder to contain the truth

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NEW MUSIC: Fight Like Apes, Tracey Thorn, LÁ BAS, itsabrightlight, The History of Colour TV

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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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Fight Like Apes

Fight-Like-ApesDublin-based electro pop punk act Fight Like Apes have announced the release of their eponymous 3rd album.

Due out on May 18th, it would appear that Fight Like Apes have finally embraced the nascent epic pop hooks that they may have backed away from to an extent in the past.

Known for their occasionally snarling take on pop punk, the songs on their latest release retain the rough around the edges approach but add in an element of pure pop that could well – and should by all rights – do the unheard of and find a brand new audience at a late stage in their career while keeping existing fans happy.

The transformation isn’t quite as extreme as that of DIY act We’ve Got A Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It!! into Fuzzbox but with songs like “Numbnuts,” “Pretty Keen on Centerfolds” and the verging on glam rock “Carousel,” this is an explosive return for a band that could have gone awry many moons ago.

 

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Tracey Thorn - The Falling

20120926-traceythorn-624x420-1348678021After a fairly quiet couple of years following 2012’s sublime Christmas album Tinsel and Lights – apart from writing award winning books obviously – Tracey Thorn (one half of Everything But The Girl) is making her inimitable presence known once more.

Following on from a rather lovely cover of Kate Bush‘s “Under the Ivy” back in December, Thorn is back with The Falling, a 16-minute soundtrack to accompany British filmmaker Carol Morley’s first full-length feature, which stars Maisie Williams (above).

Thorn explains:

“I’d seen [Morley's] two previous documentary films, The Alcohol Years and Dreams of a Life, and I tweeted about how much I liked them. She saw that and came to a book signing I was doing for Bedsit Disco Queen.”

After Thorn appeared in one of Morley’s dreams, the director reached out immediately. “When I said that I’d never done a film soundtrack before and didn’t really know how to do it, she said, ‘Perfect.'”

Thorn’s goal was to provide music that could have been made by the schoolgirl characters, a creative process unexpectedly brought her back to some of her own early recordings:

“It sounds more like music I made with the Marine Girls or on my first solo album, A Distant Shore. I think that’s because I was deliberately trying to inhabit the mindset of these teenage girls. So it took me back into myself, in a way that I found really enjoyable.”

 

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Male Strippers Punk Simon Cowell on 'Britain's Got Talent': VIDEO

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Magic Mike-style strippers flaunted their abs and pecs on the stage on Britain's Got Talent, but not before fooling the judges into thinking they were dealing with a singing soloist named Lewis Codling who was technical difficulties performing Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On".

The strippers, who call themselves Forbidden Nights, then launched into a performance of Bruno Mars' "Runaway".

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Get Your Monday Morning Moving with Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea's New Track 'Pretty Girls' - LISTEN

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Britney Spears is back after last week's take on Suzanne Vega's classic "Tom's Diner," to bring us "Pretty Girls" alongside Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. 

Some are already calling it the Song of the Summer. What do you think?

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Conchita Wurst Releases Music Video For Empowering New Single ‘You Are Unstoppable’ - WATCH

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Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst released a music video last Thursday for her new single You Are Unstoppable from her upcoming album Conchita due on May 18. The video prominently features Wurst along with dancer Laura Fischer providing visuals from what appears to be the bottom of the ocean.

Watch Wurst belt it out along with Fischer’s mesmerizing moves, AFTER THE JUMP

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