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Muscle Bears 'Trying' to Love One Another in Melancholy Music Video: WATCH

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Jazz musician and Boston-based composer Mike Flanagan, aka MRF, has a new video premiering this weekend for his breakup song "Trying," off his iTunes album Mob Music. Telling the story of bear romance gone wrong, the beautifully shot clip may be a little on the sad side but the muscle bear couple (one half of which is Flanagan himself) more than make up for the melancholy.

While bears tend to appear online in either extremely comic situations (like the web series Where The Bears Are and the Bear City rom coms) or seriously sexual ones, it's nice for change to see them portrayed with a bit of reality and a touch of romance too.

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The OXD Mirror: New Tracks by Kindness ft. Robyn, Jessie Ware, Karen Harding, and more.

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / RU BHATT 

After a string of production and remix credits this year,  British singer and producer Adam Bainbridge, also known as Kindness, released Otherness, an album of disco-inspired pop tracks earlier this week. 

Amongst other album guest stars such as Dev Hynes and Kelela, Kindness enlists Robyn's sparkling voice to shine through the stuttering beats on his upcoming single, 'Who Do You Love?'. While the lyrics border on banal, Kindness keeps it interesting with ethereal tones juxtaposed with staccato, funky basslines.

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NEW MUSIC: Governors, I Am Snow Angel, Go Life, K. Anderson, Raign, Deers - LISTEN

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BY JIM REDMOND

Generally you'll find that this column will avoid most mainstream music - unless it's particularly deadly - to give new, emerging and fringe artists a chance. All 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!

Governors: Is This Love

Governors-is-this-loveGovernors is new boy-girl duo - best friends and currently studying at Columbia University - making electro pop that sounds like Vaults and CHVRCHES with a dark edge - Soft Cell dark.

The duo’s debut track Is This Love is a creeping, dark, bitter love song about two people who really, really shouldn’t be together. You can imagine this track coming from Massive Attack if they let loose a little bit and got Rihanna on vocals.

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I Am Snow Angel: Cocoon

UnnamedJust like Twin Peaks led the way to Northern Exposure, Lost and The Leftovers, without The Velvet Underground no Sex Pistols no Oasis and no Parquet Floors, and without The Beach Boys, no Cocteau Twins no Primal Scream and no I Am Snow Angel, the solo project of Julie Kathryn.

Just like Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins) and Stephanie Dosen’s joint effort Snowbird, the project name I Am Snow Angel tells you what to expect: post-Cocteau Twins ethereal, hypnotic beats fronted with seductive vocals that wrap you up like a warm blanket.

Appropriately, there’s something vaguely Christmasy about Crocodile (just like a lot of Simon Raymonde’s work in fact). She really is a living snow angel.

For fans of: Cocteau Twins, Violet Indiana, Snowbird, Bat For Lashes, Polica, CHVRCHES

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Singer Nick Deutsch Comes Out, Shares His Story of Heartbreak in Powerful 'Run' Music Video: WATCH

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New York based singer/songwriter Nick Deutsch is taking a big step both personally and professionally with the release of the music video for "Run," the lead single off his EP Crazy Ride. In it, Deutsch chronicles the heartbreak he felt in the lead-up to and aftermath of a relationship breakup with another man.  

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Deutsch has also written a blog post on his website about why he felt it was important to come out as member of the LGBTQ community with the video's release: 

I believe that regardless of career, being open is still very much a big deal, although I do appreciate and empathize with the over-arching view that “it’s no longer a big deal to be gay.” Even with Sam Smith sitting tall at the billboard top ten, we are sorely in need of supportive voices to counter the awful statistics and narratives that have historically plagued the LGBTQ community. It feels ridiculous to consider portraying myself as anything but confident with who I am as a gay man, especially within the wider context of the enormous social changes that have occurred.

  Crazy rideBecause I’m blessed to be in a position to have a voice, I consider it an honor to be different. The deeply understood reality of this quick, short life has resolved me to live it on my terms and not be ignorant to the reality that most of human suffering is tied to flexible beliefs. I’m not pushing my sexuality in anyone’s face as much as I’m being who I am. I’m not a gay songwriter as much as I’m a songwriter who happens to be gay. In regards to “Run,” I put a male actor in my video because the song was written about one. I fell in love with a boy and got my heart broken, so that’s what you’ll see.

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Hopeful Romantic Matt Zarley's Ship Has Come In: VIDEO

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Try to find an ounce of cynicism in pop singer-songwriter Matt Zarley's preview of his upcoming musical short film hopefulROMANTIC, and you won't. "I Just Knew" is relentlessly, musical theatre-style upbeat. Whether there are bumps in this road we'll just have to wait and see. But for now, the honeymoon is way on.

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You may recall some of Mr. Zarley's previous offerings - his tribute to Whitney Houston, his Dating Game homage, and his political imbroglio "Trust Me".

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Man Who Sang Barbra Streisand All Over The World Returns To NY For A Mega Broadway Mash-Up: VIDEO

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You may recall Morgan Reynolds, who last year shared his experience mending his broken heart the best way he knew how: through Streisand. The musical lover travelled around the world, singing his heart out and marching his band out, warning the world not to rain on his parade. Now, Reynolds is back with a new imperative: live your own musical. Nestled back in N-Y-C, Reynolds does a mega-mash-up of some of Broadway's greatest hits, dedicating his latest number to "anyone who has ever struggled to find your place, your voice or your inner diva!" 

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