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Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Calls Out Fan Who Proposes To Her Mid-Show

chvrchesEarlier this week, the Scottish synth pop group Chvrches played NYC’s Central Park Summer Stage in support of their latest album, Every Open Eye. During the performance, a fan did what fans often do during quiet moments: yelled out “Marry Me!”

Almost immediately, front woman Lauren Mayberry addressed the man: “Pardon?” This prompted the man to shout out once more, “Marry me! Now!”

Oh, come one. What’s the hit rate on that? When you go to public places and ask women you don’t know if they want to wed you?… Does that work out well for you, sir?” Mayberry responded, in an almost comical moment.

Of course, Mayberry is very vocal in shaming that sort of behavior, as she has many times in the past; a fact she referenced to the man in question: “I assume, because you’re here, that you know a bit about our band. And I’m very grumpy. I don’t want that shit.”

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Watch the video below, and let us know what you think.

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Chvrches Release “Leave a Trace” Music Video

chvrchesScottish synth-pop group Chvrches just released their brand new video for “Leave a Trace,” from the band’s sophomore album, Every Open Eye, which drops September 25th via Glassnote Records.

Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry takes center stage in the stunning new video, with a simple, yet striking visual power. Check it out below!

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Chvrches Respond To Misogyny Over New “Leave a Trace” Music Video

chvrchesChvrches’ Lauren Mayberry is no stranger to speaking out against the misogyny she encounters as a musician in the public eye. She even wrote an excellent op-ed for The Guardian about it, and has often called out Internet “trolls.” She is a prominent voice in the fight against sexism in the music industry.

Unfortunately, the chances for her to speak out just keep popping up in the worst ways possible, even spreading to the release of the band’s new video for “Leave a Trace.

The stunning new video features Mayberry performing the single on an atmospheric soundstage. Throughout the video, Mayberry has a few different looks, including wet hair and red lipstick in some shots. According to a chain on the 4chan community, dare we take anything from this website seriously, this slicked back hair, red lipstick look made her a slut, and thus, an open target for vulgar, objectifying, and downright rude comments.

Mayberry being Mayberry, she called attention to the thread when someone asked her to join in:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Dear anyone who thinks misogyny isn't real. It is and this is what it looks like. <a href=”http://t.co/cLC97T8MxU”>http://t.co/cLC97T8MxU</a&gt; <a href=”http://t.co/2bBZtw4yoL”>pic.twitter.com/2bBZtw4yoL</a></p>&mdash; Lauren Mayberry (@laurenevemay) <a href=”https://twitter.com/laurenevemay/status/633312877550694401″>August 17, 2015</a></blockquote> //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

She signed off with a Nashville quote and tune from Hayden Panettiere’s character:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Signing off the internet for the day for some 🍷+📺 To the haters, have a bit of what she said: <a href=”http://t.co/JzW9ejYRfc”>http://t.co/JzW9ejYRfc</a&gt;. Everyone else: ❤️💪🏻❤️</p>&mdash; Lauren Mayberry (@laurenevemay) <a href=”https://twitter.com/laurenevemay/status/633339047604305920″>August 17, 2015</a></blockquote> //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Of course, Mayberry’s band members also backed her up, retweeting her and adding:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>PSA: apparently wet hair makes you a &quot;slut&quot;. Nice work, 4chan / humanity. <a href=”https://t.co/66cch5WWeW”>https://t.co/66cch5WWeW</a></p>&mdash; CHVRCHΞS (@CHVRCHES) <a href=”https://twitter.com/CHVRCHES/status/633313651974402049″>August 17, 2015</a></blockquote> //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

They even posted the note on Facebook, prompting one person to respond with the question: “Is she gonna do this everytime she gets a shitty comment over the internet?”

And the band responded in the best way anyone from the UK can respond to anything: Polite Sarcasm.

“Bless your little cotton socks for thinking that the two times Lauren has posted about it previously is her posting about it ‘everytime’ it happens.”

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PODCAST: Martian Mashup, Episode 10 (ft. Splitbreed and Crossfaith)

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Wow! Episode 10 already! Only two more episodes until the season 1 finale!

Covering music news of the week, interviews with Splitbreed and Crossfaith on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.
Featuring music from:
Redlands
DIVIDES
-Twenty-One Pilots
-Hozier
-Chvrches
-Crossfaith
Cassadee Pope

#FlashbackFriday request from Jenna M. of Michigan by Weezer.

No songs, names, etc. are owned by Planet Stereo. No copyright infringement intended. All used with entertainment purposes.

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Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responding To Internet Trolls

chvrchesChvrches’ Lauren Mayberry is one of the most outspoken voices in the music industry right now, unafraid to call out the sexism and misogyny that have become so commonplace in the music industry (on both sides, mind you). In a post, Mayberry called out the “motherf**kers” who post some of the hateful things on the internet.

She took to Instagram to respond to a comment, which will not be posted because it does not deserve the attention, and is, by far, too disgusting to even contemplate posting. Mayberry responded to the filth by saying, “My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let’s see who blinks first.”

This isn’t the first time Mayberry has spoken out, and I daresay it won’t be the last. You might even want to give a gander to her fabulous opinion piece that she wrote for The Guardian back in 2013.

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MTV Unveils Echosmith as 2014 “Artist To Watch”

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MTV has unveiled information Planet Stereo was already privy to: Echosmith is an artist to keep an eye on, especially this year!

The company known best for producing reality shows such as Jersey Shore and Sixteen and Pregnant have also announced a kickoff show in LA with Echosmith, Fifth Harmony, Jake Miller, Tori Kelly and Rixton, which will be held at the House of Blues on Thursday, January 23rd.

The Class of 2014 joins the ranks of artists to watch alumni Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, Hunter Hayes, Austin Mahone, and many more.

 

Having successfully launched artists including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, Hunter Hayes and Austin Mahone last year, MTV revealed the twelve artists selected for its 2014 “Artist to Watch” music discovery campaign, an eclectic mix of artists spanning the globe including Warner Bros. own Echosmith. The band joins fellow artists in MTV’s class of 2014 which includes Chvrches, Bastille, Danny Brown, Fifth Harmony, Jake Miller and more.

 

Launched last year, MTV’s “Artist to Watch” campaign connects fans and artists across every screen. Every two weeks, MTV will select and then feature a new “Artist to Watch” to be showcased across MTV’s various television channels (including MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams), websites/apps (including MTV.com, MTV Artists, MTV News,) and social networks (including @MTV,MTV on FacebookMTV on InstagramMTV on Tumblr). MTV will showcase exclusive content across its various channels including live performances, interviews, video rotation, song placements in shows and more.

  

Echosmith – Los Angeles-based alt-pop quartet, whose debut album “Talking Dreams” is out now via WBR, has been receiving early praise since the beginning of their young career.  Named one of the “100 Bands to Watch in 2013” by Alternative Press, their first single “Cool Kids” was selected as an iTunes Single of the Week, in addition to recently being one of the top 10 most viral tracks on Spotify.

 

Tickets for the “Artist to Watch” launch event will be available here.

 

For additional information on MTV’s “Artists to Watch,” please visit Artists.MTV on the web, or download the free MTV Artists app.

 

And just for kicks and giggles, here’s a quick throwback to Planet Stereo’s Warped Tour interview with Echosmith:

 

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