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Bizarre Viral Chicken Song from China Taking the Internet By Storm: VIDEO


"Chick Chick" is a new single from Chinese pop group Wang Rong Rollin which has amassed more than 5 million views on YouTube. Definitely the thing to watch if your first day back at work after the weekend isn't crazy enough because this has insanity in spades, along with a few barnyard animals who are ready for the White Party.

Find out what the chicken says, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Perfume Genius Tour T-Shirts Feature Eminem in Drag


Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas), who made his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman two weeks ago and is currently playing dates in Europe, is not the only artist on his tour who will be wearing a bit of lipstick.

Hadreas took to Twitter this week to remind folks that his tour apparel targets a rapper known for his homophobic lyrics, for those of you wanting to 'dress up' your t-shirt collection:

Tom Goss Delivers Wild Drag Cover of Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass' - VIDEO


Out singer-songwriter Tom Goss' latest musical confection is a cover of Meghan Trainor's retro hit "All About That Bass" that is anything but a drag. 

Watch as Goss brings drag queen style back, AFTER THE JUMP...

Crooner Goss's previous covers include a trashy take on Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and a charming rendition of Iggy Izalea's "Fancy." His original works saw him cuddle up with "Bears", remember the loved ones of fallen gay servicemembers in "Lover" and tackle Don't Ask, Don't Tell in "It's All Over."

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Sam Smith, Coldplay, Adele, Others to Re-Record 'Do They Know It's Christmas' for Ebola Relief


Bob Geldof is getting the Band Aid back together again. In a press conference on Monday, Geldof and Midge Ure announced that the iconic (and some say annoying) charity hit "Do They Know It's Christmas" will be re-recorded to raise funds to fight ebola, with new artists like Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, and Adele joining megabands like Coldplay and U2 (who were on the original 1984 recording). The lyrics of the song will be slightly adjusted to reflect the situation of ebola rather than famine, which was their original cause celeb. 

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 5.35.03 PMGeldof said that the new group, named Band Aid 30 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the first recording, was inspired not by nostalgia but by the United Nations. "Three weeks ago I got a call from the UN saying they required a 20% increase across the board [in funding to fight ebola]," said Geldof, known as much for being a humanitarian and a musician. "They are very concerned about the situation in west Africa.”

Geldof will gather all the artists in a London studio this weekend with an online release next Monday. This marks the fourth time the song will be recorded to help a humanitarian cause, the last effort being in 2004 with a hip hop-oriented cover to raise money for war torn Darfur. Geldof also mentioned that he had contacted Quincy Jones to see about enlisting American artists to help. Can a "We Are The World"-redux be next?

Watch the 1984 original and Geldof's presser, AFTER THE JUMP...

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


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


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.



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.



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 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.



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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