BY Katie Fustich in Feminizzle on Dec 13, 2013 |
Right now, it feels like we're in some sort of post-apocalyptic wasteland: last night we were hit with a megaton of Beyoncé, and now we're all scrounging around in the rubble, trying to figure out where our lives could possibly go from here.
This morning, in the glorious, glorious wreckage, I unearthed one particularly dazzling gem: the spoken word verse on the track "***Flawless" comes from Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk: "We ... Read More
What did you do last night? Did you go to bed early? That's cute. While you were sleeping, Beyoncé dropped a new album on all of our heads, complete with 17 music videos and a song "featuring Blue Ivy," thus eliminating the need for Christmas this year and forever, because now we have a new holiday on December 13, and it's called Beyuletide.
Her fifth LP is titled Beyoncé, which of course, because why would you call an album anything else ... Read More
After a fifteen-year break, Yuki C. Honda and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto are returning with their first album since 1999’s hit Stereo Type A with LP Hotel Valentine. You might remember the awesome pair from BUST Magazine’s 20th Anniversary Extravaganza. Included on the album is the ecstatic and ineffable song "MFN," with a video by Georgia. In addition to the super-ladies, album guests include Reggie Watts, Glenn Kotche, Mauro Refosco, and Nels ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed in Music Stuff on Dec 10, 2013 |
One of our favorite rockers is back with a new album and really awesome hair: St. Vincent's fourth and upcoming self-titled album is set to be released in the US on February 25th. Just yesterday, "Birth in Reverse," the first single from the album, descended upon the world like a magnificent rain of metallic sequins and sardonic rawness with driving percussion and a catchy hook.
Annie Clark, the woman behind the music, explained her thought process for the ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Dec 06, 2013 |
It's Friday evening, which means the weekend is your oyster! Two point five days of doing whatever you want...that's deserving of a pretty killer soundtrack, right? Whether you're in need of a low-key kick-back track or an intense "let's go out!" anthem, we've got you covered!
1.) St. Vincent - "Cheerleader"2.) Lianna La Havas - "Forget"3.) Charlie XCX - "SuperLove"4.) Janelle Monae - "Dance Apocalyptic" 5.) AlunaGeorge - ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Dec 06, 2013 |
The music industry is a wacky place that just seems to get wackier every day. Being a DIY-driven artist in a corporate world sounds more like a path to grey hair than to success. But in 2011, a few brave souls organized a completely DIY national tour, titled "Check Yo Ponytail." The 20 dates featured the talents of Spank Rock, Big Freedia, Pictureplane, The Death Set, and the mastermind behind it all: Franki Chan.
Franki Chan and his partner Danny Johnson ... Read More
Angel Olsen is a Chicago-based singer songwriter, and her 2012 album Half Way Home got a LOT of play in my apartment last year. Check her out on Spotify if you enjoy Patsy Cline, Bonnie "Prince" Billy (she’s toured with him), or beautiful folk songs about restless wandering and dudes who don’t call. If you get the chance to see her live, do—she played Pitchfork Music Festival last summer and managed to turn day-drunk festival goers into a mostly ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Dec 02, 2013 |
It was just a few years ago that Lady Gaga owned your soul. Following the release of The Fame Monster in 2009, she was absolutely unavoidable--it was just a matter of deciding whether you wanted a machine-gun bra or meat dress in your face. Her every move, every outfit, and every wig-change prompted a CNN Breaking News Alert.
Then what? As "weird" became the new music industry status-quo, Gaga scrambled to pile as many food groups onto her being as possible. ... Read More
“All female artists who work in Afghanistan today are risking their lives so that they can pave the way for other women.” These are the words of 24 year old Paradise Sorouri, Afghan’s first female rap singer.
Born in Iran, Paradise makes up one half of the rap duo, 143—the other half being her fiancé, Diverse. Though the two started out singing about love and other familiar, tamer topics, their 2010 move from Herat, Afghanistan to ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Nov 25, 2013 |
Former BUST cover-woman Grimes is a bit like a shooting star: she rarely comes out of hiding, but when she does it's seriously magical. Was that analogy too corny? Oh well! You know it's true!
Though she's busy recording her fourth album, the follow-up to the already cult-status-certified Visions, she took a break to chat with Teen Vogue for their upcoming December/January issue. The accompanying photoshoot embodies the 11 years Claire Boucher (her "real" alias) ... Read More