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Gwen Stefani Releases Psychedelic Music Video For New Single 'Baby Don't Lie': WATCH

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Gwen Stefani, former lead singer of No Doubt and well-established solo artist in her own right, has released her first new single in several years, and it is sure to be a pop radio hit. The track, called "Baby Don't Lie," has an intoxicating, semi-tribal synth beat that will make you want to dance, and Stefani's voice is typically fun and flirty. The video takes a sore subject--the possibility of an unfaithful loved one--and turns it into a psychedelic landscape of bright color and tingly texture.

Well done, Ms. Stefani. Well done.

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Ricky Martin Rocks 5 Looks in His Speakeasy-Themed 'Adios': MUSIC VIDEO

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"Adios" is the first release off Ricky Martin's forthcoming studio album due next year and the video finds Martin stepping into all kinds of roles at a speakeasy as bouncer, bartender, mobster, performer, and police officer, each more dashing than the next.

Check out the clip, and watch Ricky's facial hair come and go, AFTER THE JUMP...

The clip was directed by Ethan Lader, most well-known for directing Bruno Mars in his music video "Just The Way You Are".

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Postmodern Jukebox Takes Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' To Motown: VIDEO

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American Idol alumnus Von Smith teamed up with Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox to give Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" an injection of Motown-style smooth. 

Watch Smith and the Jukebox shake, shake, shake, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NEW MUSIC: Owen Duff, Sasha Siem, Machines In Heaven, Warning Light, Morning Smoke, Merchandise - LISTEN

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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.

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Owen Duff: Songs from The Falls: Testament of Love

Irish native Owen Duff is a “singer-songwriter-videomaker with a tendency to prioritise unusual chord progressions & extended metaphors over most other things.”

Owen makes highly literate and remarkably well constructed songs influenced by - among many others he mentions - Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom, Steve Reich, Charlie Kaufman, Jean Genet, Roman Polanski, Werner Herzog, The Smiths, Sufjan Stevens and David Lynch.

Coming out most obviously from those influences on his latest track "The Magic Mountain" are the classics from Nyro and Mitchell and the experimental artsiness of Sufjan, Lynch, Kaufman, Herzog et al. The track has an incredible warmth to it, wrapped as it is in genius song construction on a mini-epic scale. 

There’s more to Duff than meets the eye though, as best evidenced in his work on the soundtrack for last year’s gay-themed movie The Falls: Testament of Love. 

Duff’s two offerings from the soundtrack - available on Bandcamp on a name-your-price basis - are beautiful piano-based pieces that fans of Antony and the Johnsons and Michael Nyman’s orchestral/chamber pop work with David McAlmont will adore.

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Sasha Siem: My Friend

"My Friend", the latest track by Anglo-Norwegian musician Sasha Siem, comes with some serious pedigree, having been produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros, Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy, Feist).

Boasting such an impressive background and listing among her influences Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Antonio Vivaldi, PJ Harvey, Florence and the Machine and Leonard Cohen, you come to expect something special from "My Friend" and it delivers in spades.

A beautifully constructed chamber pop piece to a friend on the edge, "My Friend" is starkly unsentimental as well as intimate and heartfelt.

Real artistry making the best use of Siem’s training, "My Friend" will instantly appeal to fans of Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Michael Nyman, Hildur Gudnadottir, Antony and the Johnsons, Zoe Keating and more.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me': VIDEO

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The songstress turned in a soulful performance over the weekend of Sam Smith's breakout ballad about one night stands and the modern (gay) man, saying that she loves the smash hit because it's "bluesy" and a real "singer song."

Watch and listen to Kelly's take, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne Celebrate 'Real Love' In Stunning New Music Video: WATCH

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Following on the heels of this summer's mega-hit "Rather Be," British electronic group Clean Bandit has reteamed with Jess Glynne for "Real Love" - the latest single from the upcoming re-release of their debut album New Eyes.

The video for the single, released today, is a visual ode to love featuring a mixture of gay and straight couples and is practically impossible to watch without moving to the beat of the infectious tune.

Enjoy, AFTER THE JUMP...

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