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Aiden Leslie is Going Beautifully Insane in His New Video 'I Just Go': WATCH

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Singer-songwriter Aiden Leslie says this of his new track "I Just Go"--

“This track explores things we can all identify with…doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”

Watch him feel the angst and ruin a perfectly good suit after a split with an impossibly gorgeous partner in his video for the track, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Emotional Pop Culture Supercut Of Road To Marriage Equality Includes 'Golden Girls' And 'Glee': VIDEO

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has posted a video tracking pop culture's journey towards same-sex marriage.

The ACLU filed the first freedom-to-marry lawsuit in the United States in 1970. 45 years later they are at the Supreme Court to fight to win the freedom to marry for couples in all 50 states.

Backed by Tegan & Sara's "Closer," the video, which may bring a tear to the eye, includes clips from Thirtysomething, Longtime Companion, The Kids Are All Right, Roseanne, Glee, ER, Orange is the New Black, Will and Grace, In & Out, Transparent, The Wire, The Golden Girls, The Real World, Northern Exposure, Friends, The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, and The Birdcage.

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NEW MUSIC: Gillian, Damien Rice, Hey Elbow, Skyline Advantage, New Ambient Music

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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, where you can also sign up for our weekly updates.

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Gillian - “Colorize”

Gillian-ColorizeNew York-based Gillian have announced the release of their new single “Colorize” from a forthcoming EP of the same name.

“Colorize” is more on the pop side of indie and all the better for that, a high octane, female-fronted summer pop song that tones the bouncy down at the three minute mark where you might expect it to end, segueing into a proper old indie rock out.

Over five minutes, it’s really two songs on a theme. If that’s an attempt to please pop kids and the hipster crowd at the same time that’s all well and good but I suspect more likely Gillian are brave and talented enough to test the limits and try something new with a tried and tested format.

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Other Voices - Damien Rice Live

Other Voices (#OtherVoices)is Ireland's premiere showcase for the best in local and international music, consistently featuring standout performances from the 200-year-old St. James Church in Dingle, Co. Kerry as well as other venues around the area, co-presented by Aidan Gillen.

Artists appearing in the current series include Jessie Ware, Young Fathers and Hozier.

From episode one is Damien Rice (above) performing "I Don't Want To Change You" taken from latest album My Favourite Faded Fantasy.

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Adam Lambert Releases Lyric Video and New Single 'Ghost Town': WATCH

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Adam Lambert has released "Ghost Town", the lyric video and first single off his upcoming album The Original High. The new record is produced by Max Martin and Shellback.

Lambert released the track list for the album this week and it features guest appearances by Queen's Brian May, and Tove Lo.

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23 People in One Van Lip Dub 'I Really Like You' by Carly Rae Jepsen: VIDEO

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 Remember when Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" inspired a million lip sync videos?

Well, her recent track "I Really Like You" has begun to spawn quite a few YouTube sing-alongs including this impressive slow-reveal  23-person number shot inside a van.

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NEW MUSIC: Villagers, Du Blonde, Anna B Savage, Inner Tongue, White Sage

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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, where you can also sign up for our weekly updates.

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Villagers - Darling Arithmetic

Nominated for the Mercury Prize for his grandly conceived orchestral / electro-folk first two albums Becoming a Jackal and {Awayland}, Dubliner Villagers - aka Conor O’Brien (above) - has entirely stripped the sound back for the mostly acoustic nine tracks on new album Darling Arithmetic.

Villagers3Recorded at home alone and self-produced, Darling Arithmetic abandons the big picture scope of his earlier work for one of quiet introspection in which O’Brien addresses his own sexuality.

Specifically not a “coming out album” - a label which O’Brien wants to avoid - Darling Arithmetic is “a human love album because everyone in the world feels those emotions at some stage.”

However, it is when he moves beyond the love songs beautiful in their simplicity - notably “Everything I Am Is Yours” and “No One To Blame” - to less personal subjects that the album leaves its mark.

In “Little Bigot”, O’Brien takes to task the notion that those campaigning against gay rights in Ireland are actually not homophobes, singing “So take the blame, little bigot/ And throw that hatred onto the fire."

Sticking with the theme, on “Hot Scary Summer” O’Brien addresses an ex and the difficulties of working hard on a relationship in the face of “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”. It all gets too hard because “we got good at pretending, then pretending got us good."

Although at times tending towards navel gazing as with the rambling “The Soul Serene”, Animal Arithmetic is a massively rewarding sea change for O'Brien.

 

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Du Blonde: “Mind Is On My Mind”

Du-BlondeDu Blonde is Beth Jeans Houghton from Newcastle, England.

Welcome Back To Milk, set for release on May 18th, is Houghton’s second album but the first to be released under the name Du Blonde.

As such, it represents a complete reinvention. With the new name comes a new sound, new band and a new attitude, leading to new freak psych pop given a shunt from potential obscurity with the appearance of inimitable Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring on “Mind Is On My Mind”.

Where 2012’s debut Yours Truly Cellophane Nose threw everything at a song, Welcome Back To Milk strips everything back and is one massive release of pent up aggression, captured perfectly by producer and Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos.

Think: REM doing the soundtrack for the sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 

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