Marina And The Diamonds: The Crown Jewel EP

by Bradley Stern

Today is the official release of Marina and the Diamonds‘ Crown Jewel EP, featuring “I Am Not A Robot,” a snazzy new version of “Seventeen,” “Simplify,” and a delicious, absolutely essential mix of “Robot” by Starsmith. And since I never really did “properly” introduce the girl that I consider thoroughly thrilling… Marina & The Diamonds… Read the full article

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VV Brown: Crying, Bleeding Love.

by Bradley Stern

V V Brown – Shark In The WaterWell at least VV Brown knows how to release things thematically: First, she was “Crying Blood.” Then she tried to “Leave!” And now–what else? There’s a “Shark In The Water.” With what could quite possibly be her first major UK hit (Lord knows she needs it), VV Brown… Read the full article

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The Gossip: Heavy Cross

by Bradley Stern

And now for something completely delicious. “I choose ya-ee-eww!” Beth Ditto unleashes around the one minute mark of The Gossip‘s upcoming single “Heavy Cross.” Sexy guitar riffs, crashing percussion, and a sing-a-long series of yips and yelps let out by the lead songstress–if this is any indication of The Gossip’s next, breathe easy: This one’s… Read the full article

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Snow Falling On Soviets

by Bradley Stern

Like many of my fellow Muusers, I’m still in the process of sitting shiva following the loss of one of the greater, if not the greatest, faux lesbian moody dance-pop girl duo’s of our generation: t.A.T.u. Here now is the footage from the girls’ final single “Snegopady” from Happy Smiles. Clever bits: Starting the video… Read the full article

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Moby: Wait For Me

by Bradley Stern

And all of a sudden, Moby is back into the swing of things. Yesterday, the artist let loose a torrent of information about the release of his next album, Wait For Me, due out on June 30. It seems that Moby’s become a bit disenchanted with the industry. But really, who isn’t these days? As… Read the full article

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Tiga: Shoes

by Bradley Stern

I really do love this boy. “Shoes,” the next single off of Tiga‘s upcoming album Ciao! is by far the greatest song written about and entitled “Shoes” since Kelly‘s 2007 single, “Shoes.” The song (which apparently features Soulwax and Gonzales if the Wikipedia is to be trusted) is indeed quite brilliant. Buckets of cheeky sarcasm,… Read the full article

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Finding Anthonio

by Bradley Stern

It has arrived–the full version of Annie‘s upcoming single, “Anthonio,” off of her cruelly titled, forever delayed sophomore album, Don’t Stop. It is, of course, brilliant. AND YES, THERE’S A MASSIVE KEY CHANGE AT THE END. And, if we are to believe her label, this is the alleged round-up of release types for “Anthonio”: ITEM112″Original… Read the full article

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Antigone: Promiscuity

by Bradley Stern

Rarely does a press release catch my eye, but the latest package from Antigone‘s headquarters has prompted a second listening: Lady Gaga, Little Boots, La Roux … L’ Antigone? Just when you thought it was impossible for another female electro artist to emerge triumphant, in marches Antigone with her second single, ‘Promiscuity’. Oui, it’s about… Read the full article

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Nadia Ali: Love Story

by Bradley Stern

If you’re unaware, I’m currently in the running to be Queerty‘s official music reviewer…which I will remind you of in large letters RIGHT NOW. The contest–which is doing nothing to help aid in a lifelong fight against a laundry list of neuroses and vaguely narcissistic tendencies–is not over until Monday. As I’ve tried to “rise… Read the full article

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Najoua Belyzel: Au Feminin

by Bradley Stern

STOP WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING–Najoua Belyzel has a new single out. What’d you say? You don’t know who Najoua Belyzel is? I feel for you. Najoua Belyzel is a gorgeous French-pop chanteuse–still somewhat new on the music scene–known for her minimally offensive, religious-themed dance-pop, faithful gay following, and unique vocal ticks. As a friend of mine… Read the full article

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