THUNDERPUSSY SHARES COVER OF JEFFERSON AIRPLANE'S "SOMEBODY TO LOVE"

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Seattle-based all female rock band Thunderpussy shares a fiery cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody To Love” today, ahead of a Supreme Court case on April 15 that will determine the fate of trademarking their name. Of the song, the band says, “At a time when it feels like empathy and compassion are lost and the polarization of thoughts and ideas is paramount, maybe it’s time to stop looking for someone to blame and instead find someone to love.“

LISTEN TO "SOMEBODY TO LOVE" HERE!

The song follows the release of Thunderpussy’s self-titled debut album last year via Stardog Records/Republic Records, which Pearl Jam's Mike McCready lent guitar and production on, calling them his "favorite new band." Listen to Thunderpussy HERE!

In May 2015, Thunderpussy applied for a US trademark to protect their name and brand in preparation for world domination. A short time later, they received a letter from the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) denying the band their trademark on the grounds that their name was “immoral” and “scandalous” per the guidelines laid down in the Truman-era Lanham Act of 1946, even citing Urban Dictionary as a credible source as to why the word pussy is regarded as a derogatory term.

The band’s fate now depends on the outcome of a new case, Iancu v. Brunetti, which will be argued at the Supreme Court on April 15, 2019, where Eric Brunetti will be defending his clothing brand, FUCT, a case he’s been fighting for nearly 20 years.

Two years ago, Asian-American band The Slants won their case based on the argument that they were reappropriating an ethnic slur and turning it into a badge of pride. Similarly, as women, Thunderpussy’s intention has always been to shed a positive light on a word that has been used in a derogatory manner and seen as a joke or weak. Because it is exactly the opposite - the word pussy is powerful.

Catch Thunderpussy on tour in North America this summer with Black Pistol Fire, see the upcoming list of tour dates below. Stay tuned for more from Thunderpussy!

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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR MARSHMELLO RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HERE WITH ME” FEAT. CHVRCHES

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History-making international superstar Marshmello shares his new single “Here With Me” featuring CHVRCHES today. Get it HERE via Republic Records.
 
Amplifying excitement for more music, “Here With Me” upholds a tradition of chart-dominating smashes for Marshmello. With smash hit singles featuring collaborations with Migos, Khalid, Selena Gomez and Logic to name a few Mello recently joined forces with Bastille for “Happier.” The song not only toppled charts around the globe, but it also garnered a platinum certification from the RIAA, held #1 on the Top 40 Radio Airplay Chart, and conquered Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Streaming Chart and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart. Not to mention, it’s closing in on one billion cumulative streams. Additionally, he teamed up with rising bass sensation Svdden Death for the recent “Sell Out.”
 
Beyond billions of streams and multiple gold and platinum certifications, Marshmello continues to make history at every turn. During 2019 alone, he played the first-ever in-game concert inside of FortniteRolling Stone called Marshmello’s concert “revolutionary for the music industry and Forbes dubbed it “a triumph” as millions of players tuned in to watch it at the game’s Pleasant Park. Marshmello also just landed a historic residency deal in Las Vegas for an exclusive two-year engagement at KAOS Dayclub and Nighclub at the Palms Casino Resort.  Marshmello has graced the cover of the coveted Forbes “30 Under 30” issue and received nods for six iHeartRadio Music Awards, including “Best New Pop Artist,” “Best Dance Artist,” and “Best Producer.” He took home “Best Electronic Artist” at both the 2018 American Music Awards and MTV EMA’s. He regularly occupies a spot in the Top 5 of Spotify’s “Most Listened To Artists in the World.” Additionally, he sells out dates in every corner of the globe.
 
CHVRCHES are Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Formed in Glasgow in 2011, they released their breakout debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, in 2013, followed by 2015's critically acclaimed Every Open Eye. With the soaring success of their first two albums propelling CHVRCHES into new worlds of fame and acclaim, they released their third album, Love is Dead in 2018, and are currently on a massive world tour.

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