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New Music: Stereoshock, Ibeyi, Sasha Siem, Sinead O’Connor, The Barnum Meserve, The Written Years - LISTEN

Sinead O'Connor - 8 Good Reasons

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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Stereoshock: ‘The Letter’ and ‘The Messenger’

StereoshockStereoshock is New York based producer, composer and songwriter Josh Cohen.

Under the Stereoshock name, Josh has been releasing EDM for a number of years but he has taken a change of direction with his new work.

Two recent tracks ‘The Messenger’ and ‘The Letter’ are companion concept pieces.  Both are emotionally raw cinematic pop tracks, more spoken word soundtrack than actual songs. 

In Josh’s own words, “‘The Letter’ is a musical story about a protagonist, who leaves his family in order to regain a sense of direction in his life. However, throughout his travels, he realizes that time is not always the best resolution. This record represents a valuable life lesson, and provides us with a greater understanding of the power that time truly holds. Life around us will move on, whether we choose to participate in it or not.”

Tearing up Soundcloud for the past few months, Stereoshock could well blow your tiny mind.

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Ibeyi: ‘Mama Says’ and ‘River’

Ibeyi is French/Cuban twin sisters, Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, daughters of Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Anga Díaz.

The sisters sing in English and Yoruba and play Díaz’s signature instrument, the Cajón.

Watch the video for 'River' and their stunning performance of 'Mama Says' on the BBC’s Later With Jools Holland

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Movember in Full Effect With 'Frozen' Parody, 'Let It Grow': VIDEO

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Calling all Movember men. This bearded man is imploring you, "Let it Grow."

It goes without saying, but yes, this is a parody of Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" from Frozen.

The lyrics of the song are full of those so-bad-they're-good slant rhymes that are popular with Top 40 parody. A lot of options to choose from, but a memorable line would be: "Let it go, let it go/I'm one with Gandolf the White/Let it go, let it go/You'll never see me slice."

Cute beardy guys and Movember fun abound, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Lady Gaga Takes on 4 Non Blondes in Vienna: VIDEO

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Lady Gaga put her raspy spin on the 4 Non Blondes 1992 classic "What's Up?" at a concert last night in Vienna.

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Out Country Singer Chely Wright Scores Kickstarter Fundraiser Record for New Album- VIDEO

Chely WrightOut country singer-songwriter Chely Wright has broken Kickstarter records in funding her new album, reports Rolling Stone.

The 45-day campaign - the sixth most successful Kickstarter music campaign and the number one campaign in country music - raised $250,000, which will allow Wright to record and promote the album and to produce a music video.

Born in Missouri, Wright came out in 2010.  In the same year she published an autobiography and released a critically-acclaimed documentary about her coming-out process. She married Sony Music Entertainment's Director of Marketing, Lauren Blitzer the following year and gave birth to their twin sons in 2013.

Wright knew that after coming out she would lose old fans and gain news, but she says that she was "reduced to tears on a daily basis" by the number of private notes she received thanking her for the support her book and film had offered them in their own coming-out experiences.

With about half of the record already written, Wright looking at mid-2015 as a potential release date for the new project.

Watch the official video for Chely Wright's 1999 country chart number one 'Single White Female,' AFTER THE JUMP...

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Postmodern Jukebox Gives Calvin Harris' 'Summer' A Vintage Latin Twist: VIDEO

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Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox have taken on Calvin Harris' "Summer" in the group's latest video of retro inspired covers of contemporary hits. In case you're already missing the warm days of summer, let this smooth and laidback rendition transport you to your favoite warm weather destination.

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New Music: Sportsman, LemuelG, Black Coast, Beans On Toast, Half Man Half Biscuit, Cash + David - LISTEN

Sportsman - Taylor Swift - Begin Again (cover)

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.

Enjoy!

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Sportsman: Begin Again (Taylor Swift Cover)

SportsmanI never expected to write about Taylor Swift for Towleroad but when Sportsman - aka Per Magnusson from Sweden, an already-proven maker of beautiful, often downtempo electro pop - drops such a beautiful cover of "Begin Again" you’d be a fool not to.

Magnusson calls himself a “pop melody whore.” This proves he’s not joking.

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LemuelG: Life Cap

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Just occasionally you’ll hear a track from a new artist that even on first listening is miles above the rest and suggests something seriously exciting.

This first in quite a while to reach those dizzy heights is LemuelG aka Lemuel Wilcox.  

Currently recording his debut album his debut track "Life Cap" is an obviously very personal downtempo indie pop track that comes on like a heady mix of early Radiohead and Modest Mouse with a little bit of potential Martin Grech-level misery thrown in.

A genuinely stunning debut.

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Black Coast: TRNDSTTR (featuring M Maggie)

Black Coast TRNNDSTTRStan Rappaport used to be a member of New York-based electro pop outfit Prinze George but has recently branched out into a new solo project.

His first track as Black Coast is a collaboration with New York poet and songwriter M. Maggie.  

A downtempo, tender electro pop number with a wash of warm synth sequences, this is an instant classic that’s up there with the likes of Wet, Naomi Pilgrim and (tried to get through a week without mentioning them) CHVRCHES.

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Beans On Toast: The Chicken Song

Beans-on-Toast-The-Chicken-SongBeans On Toast is an English singer doing what he calls "drunk folk" and what generally fits into the burgeoning mini-genre of anti-folk, which also includes the likes of Ha The Unclear, The Vinegar Tits and Half Man Half Biscuit (who probably invented the genre really).

Beans On Toast is something of a scene legend, having recorded with Emmy The Great, Mumford and Sons and Frank Turner among many others.

With a new album The Grand Scene Of Things out in December, he’s just dropped the lead track "The Chicken Song," a sing-along pub folk anthem about man’s enslavement and torture of chickens.

Potentially NSFW.

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