BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Jul 30, 2014 |
Quoth the Raveonettes, “Give me more,” and they are doing just that. The Raveonettes released their new album Pe’Ahi earlier this week and it’s safe to say this haunting dreamy album is the perfect soundtrack for your transition from summer to fall, especially the single “Summer Ends.”(trigger warning: don't watch this video if you are prone to photosensitive epilepsy).
They just released new lyric videos for a few of ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Jul 29, 2014 |
Lana Del Rey has opened up about a particular song from her album Ultraviolece. "Fucked My Way Up to the Top" is the 9th track on the most recent album, and the song hinges on the narrator’s pursuit of stardom and using sex to achieve it.
Knowing that Lana is an artist who writes songs based on voyeuristic nostalgia, I assumed that elements of this track (including lyrics like: ‘I’m a dragon, you’re a whore’ and ‘What I ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Music Stuff on Jul 23, 2014 |
The Casket Girls, a three-piece from Georgia, is one of the very few bands with a creation story as dreamlike as its music. With a sound that’s equal parts soulful and grungy, dreamy and haunting, the Casket Girls really hold their own in the realm of what their record label accurately dubs “eerie-pop." They aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a summer soundtrack, but Strange Majik is here to change that.
In their remix of ... Read More
BY Caelan in General on Jul 22, 2014 |
Zayn Malik’s Instagram is no longer private and my heart has burst into a thousand pieces.
I’m a 21-year-old woman. I am also the biggest Directioner in existence. And while I’m a Directioner across the board, I have a very VERY special place in my heart for Zayn Malik.I’ve been basically betrothed to Zayn Malik since I first witnessed him and his buddies in their “What Makes You Beautiful” music video in 2011. I fell ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Music Stuff on Jul 22, 2014 |
The bird and the bee are back! And this time it’s with their fun and catchy new song “Undone,” which is featured in the film “Sex Tape,” (Jason Segal, Cameron Diaz, Rob Lowe) released last Friday, July 18. The LA-based indie synth-pop duo, made up of Inara George ("the bird") and Greg Kurstin ("the bee") have been on a 4-year hiatus from releasing original music. While we’ve all been suffering from the ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Jul 15, 2014 |
Multi-faceted artist Hannah Lew has been having quite a year. After a group consensus to put her post-punk band, Grass Widow, on the backburner, Lew has been spending her time starting her own record label, making music videos, and forming new musical projects with fellow Bay Area musicians. Lately the bassist, visual artist and filmmaker’s main focus has been her new band, Cold Beat.
Lew acts as the sole lyricist and vocalist of Cold Beat, whose debut ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Jun 27, 2014 |
Some say that Lizzo is the greatest word-play rapper since the heyday of hip-hop. The Houston-bred, Minneapolis-based emcee is taking the world by storm with her clever raps and impeccable flow.
After the release of LIZZOBANGERS (on label Totally Gross National Product) in 2013, she has been releasing music videos and getting ready for some live performances (she’s performing at Glastonbury among other festivals and shows).
She just released some more U.S. ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Jun 25, 2014 |
Our ethereal goddess is back. Zola Jesus has announced a new album due to be released on October 7th. Taiga, a follow-up to 2011’s Conatus, and is named after the Russian name for boreal forest. These forests grow both in her home of Northern Wisconsin, and in the place of birth of her ancestral origins in Russia. In a press release, Zola Jesus says that she feels like this album is her “true debut, because it’s the first time [she] has felt so ... Read More
Prepare to welcome Beyoncé into your home once again, Beyhive! Following her outrageously successful Life Is But a Dream, where she garnered HBO its biggest documentary premiere since 2004, Beyoncé is partnering with HBO once again. Luckily, for those of us who weren’t fortunate enough to be graced with Queen Bey’s presence in person at "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour", she’s releasing Beyoncé: X10.This ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Jun 15, 2014 |
“The best film music is not heard,” quotes Claudia Gorban in her essay Music as Salvation: Notes on Fellini and Rota. She tastefully disagrees with this quote, asking why is that people focus so much on the “background” music in Fellini’s films?
I ask myself the same question. Why is that I focus so much on the background music? Our non-diegetic friend that is lurking behind what is going on on-screen stands out further to me than any ... Read More