You don't want to see what's inside my work email. You really don't want to see the piles of press releases and premiere requests that are currently stacked up in the hundreds, hitting my digital ceiling as I attempt to start my Monday with a focused plan to productively sift through the relevant news and turn pre-packaged announcements into clickable content.

So-and-so is releasing a new five-track EP in a few months, your problematic fave dropped a pretty risque new video and that washed up band that no one has even thought of for a good decade now, has decided to reunite and head out on a world tour. These are the things I need to post at a fervent pace, to not only keep up with the over-saturated blogosphere, but to harness the steady stream of emails that will inevitably continue their high-pressured pursuit into my inbox all hours of the day for the remainder of the week, (and probably on the weekend too, depending on the publicist.)

So to combat the rat-race, we're offering a content compromise in the form of our new daily column, Live From The Gutter - an afternoon recap of the day's press releases and the contents of my 405 email.


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Rumble in the Jumble online celebrity auction offers artist goods for a good cause

Items from Elton John, Lady Gaga, Zoe Ball and The Maccabees are up for auction for a good cause as Rumble in the Jumble is offering celebrity pieces for auction on eSolidar from July 11-31. All money is going to support Oxfam's work in Myanmar. Items include an ARTPOP painting on canvas used by Lady Gaga in her 2013 Roundhouse performance, Elton John's Versace sunglasses (signed by Elton himself), and Ricky Wilson's vintage John Lewis waistcoat. Bid here.

White Lung share seizure-inducing video for 'Dead Weight'

Polaris prize nominated artists White Lung have offered up the visuals for their new track 'Dead Weight,' which was directed by John Stavas and co-produced by Deap Vally's Lindsey Troy. "Dead Weight is such a heavy hitting song and I wanted to make a video that fit its relentless and rhythmic feel. Mish might never want to headbang again. She deserves a neck rub!" Stavas said.

Dance solves everything in Unknown Mortal Orchestra's video for 'First World Problem'

Unknown Mortal Orchestra premiered a new video for their recently shared stand-alone single, 'First World Problem.' "With First World Problem, I aimed to create a dialogue between both art forms,"director, dancer, and choreographer Kiani del Valle said. "I wanted the video to be the response to Ruban's lyrics and musical melodies rather than showing literally what the song is saying. There are always two sides to one story and the video piece is her side of the story. I am a heavy fan of silent films and how unspoken language could add a second layer to the one we speak. The directorial collaboration with James Lees came really organically as we have been planning for a while to do something together. James is really good at storytelling and has a great eye, while I am more abstract and conceptual. Producer Jason Baum was the key element of magic, making everything happen gracefully."

Goat announce new album Requiem and share 'Try My Robe'

Swedish psychsters, GOAT are all set to release their new album Requiem, out on October 7. "For crate diggers and guitar mystics, Sweden’s enigmatic GOAT may qualify as the greatest modern pop-culture myster," the press-release read. You can make up your own mind by listening to new track 'Try My Robe' below.

Lea Porcelain win Best Video at Radar Music Awards

Berlin/London duo Lea Porcelain nabbed the best video award at the Radar Music Awards for their recent single clip 'Out Is In,' directed by Ethan Graham. It's a serious cinematic masterpiece. Award well-deserved.

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Other news:

Wild Beasts deliver new song 'Celestial Creatures'

Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones quits Twitter over racist/sexist abuse

Björk's virtual exhibition is setting up shop in London

Grace Jones is replacing M.I.A. as Afropunk London headliner

Macaulay Culkin is working on a new Pizza Underground album