BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Aug 19, 2014 |
Jessica Hernandez stares back at you from the cover of her debut album, not unlike the Mona Lisa with her inscrutable smile. In the primed-for-Instagram pic (the Walden filter could surely add that halo of blue) Hernandez sports a Sister Wives bun and a prairie shirt of which Laura Ingalls Wilder would certainly approve. Her attire screams sugar and spice and everything nice, but that smirk, well, that smirk is more in line with the album’s title, Secret ... Read More
BY Liz Galvao in Music Stuff on Aug 19, 2014 |
Whether performing as one half of the dream-pop duo Azure Ray, a member of Art in Manila, or as a solo artist, Orenda Fink has always been gifted at enticing her audience to come along on her personal journeys. The Omaha-via-Athens musician’s newest record Blue Dream is no exception. Written following a year of self-exploration and Jungian dream therapy in which her views on life, death, and the afterlife were challenged, Blue Dream is a dreamy testament to ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Music Stuff on Aug 15, 2014 |
On September 16th, the Brooklyn-based rock blues group She Keeps Bees, featuring Jessica Larrabee on vocals and guitar and Andy LaPlant on drums, will release their third album, Eight Houses on the label Future Gods.
Listening to Eight Houses is a therapeutic experience. When Jessica Larrabee croons the soothing words of "Is What It Is", "Do not surrender/ It is what it is, it's that kind of life/You are worthy/I am worthy," she responds to the angst and ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Music Stuff on Aug 15, 2014 |
The Death Valley Girls are totally on fire right now. It’s barely been six months since the release of their debut album, Street Venom, and the raucous Los Angeles punk band is already prepping for the release of their follow-up EP, Electric High, out early this fall. The band (made up of lead singer Bonnie Bloomgarden, Laura Kelsey on drums, Larry Schemel on guitar and Rocky on bass) is as punk as it gets, with a sound that’s closer to something ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Music Stuff on Aug 13, 2014 |
The psychedelic noise folk duo CocoRosie is returning to Webster Hall once again this September. They’re playing the Future Feminism Benefit Concert on September 7th with special guests Antony, Kembra Pfahler and the Girls of Karen Black, and Johanna Constantine. All of these artists make up the Future Feminists collective, and the proceeds from the concert will go towards the opening of the collective’s upcoming exhibition at the Hole art gallery, and ... Read More
BY Mariana Garces in Music Stuff on Aug 13, 2014 |
Brooklyn-based blues rock band She Keeps Bees dropped a new single from their forthcoming album recently, and the video for the song is just as beautifully surreal and eerie as the single itself. "Is What It Is" comes out on the album Eight Houses on September 16th from the label Future Gods, which will be the band's fourth full-length album. If you're into some soulful, dark, and dreamy music with goose bump-inducing vocals, the album is ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Aug 08, 2014 |
Of all the free outdoor music events in NYC happening this summer, one of the best is the Americanafest NYC, celebrating American roots music, happening now at the beautiful Damrosch Park located at Lincoln Center. Wednesday night, the Godmother of Americana and alt country, Emmylou Harris and her long time musical collaborator of 40 years, Rodney Crowell, kicked off this awesome festival. They played a variety of material from country music standards, Gram ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Aug 04, 2014 |
I was binge watching some of my fave shows on Saturday night/Sunday morning when I checked Twitter and noticed my feed EXPLODING. I scroll down only to find out that the very anticipated, much rumored collab between Beyonce and Nicki Minaj had arrived earlier than expected.
With Nicki's push-back for Anaconda, we all expected it to come on Monday, but you know Bey, in that you don't actually know her. She doesn't care about our sleep schedule, she's all in ... Read More
BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Aug 01, 2014 |
Hilary Duff has new music and this is what dreams are made of! While you may have thought her music career was “so yesterday,” in the seven years since she’s produced an album she’s had babies, gotten a divorce and then there was that whole Aaron Carter still loving her thing (oh, brother). She’s been busy, okay?And while her vocals on her new single “Chasing the Sun” sound a bit more like Paris Hilton’s than I can remember, I’m ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Music Stuff on Jul 31, 2014 |
This music is straight bangin’, pun intended.
Macy Gray is back with a music video that’s as dusky and devilish as her unmistakable voice, and twice as deadly. The video for “Bang Bang” is Bond-style debauchery at its sexiest with slow motion high-stakes poker, complete with dirty dancing, and some killer call girls in killer lingerie. The new single is off Gray’s upcoming eighth studio album “The Way,” out October ... Read More