BY BUST Magazine in General on Sep 19, 2012 |
N.Y.C.’s MNDR serves up a rough-cut gem with its first full-length, Feed Me Diamonds. Comprised of duo Amanda Warner and Peter Wade, the band’s ’80s-inspired, electro sound doesn’t go down as easily as straight-up pop music because the beats and synths are unrefined, raw, and gritty. Werner often wavers between hitting and not hitting her notes, which adds tension to the already deliciously strained music. The single “#1 in ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Sep 14, 2012 |
With an emphatic nod to the ’80s, Omaha-based trio Icky Blossoms’ eponymous debut is a super danceable affair that’ll have you caking on the blue eye shadow and hiking up your acid-washed jeans. Extroverted songs dominate the album, with explosions of cosmic synthesizers and drum-machine claps (this band loves clapping) that recall a poppier New Order. “Sex to the Devil” showcases frontwoman Sarah Bohling’s hypnotic ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in Music Stuff on Sep 13, 2012 |
Kreayshawn is back with another single from her latest album, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, dropping Tuesday, September 18, and her track sends its message out loud and clear: Twerk it.
Premiering on Rolling Stone today, the Oakland rapper's latest track, “Twerkin!!!” is a booty poppin’ anthem that features a couple of BUST’s favorite boys, Philly-based DJ Diplo and flamboyant rapper Sissy Nobby. Diplo adds more sex in ... Read More
BY Intern Alica in Music Stuff on Sep 10, 2012 |
You are going to want to get to know New York-based rocker Anna Rose. Her single “Behold a Pale Horse”, off the upcoming album of the same name, opens with a haunting bass line, which sets the stage for the 1-2 punch of Rose’s vocals. Her dark and deep sound is reminiscent of Heart's Ann Wilson (remember “Barracuda” and “Magic Man”?). The song's thick, heavy tone is appropriate considering the subject matter: the title comes from the Book of ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Artsy on Sep 10, 2012 |
If you live in New York City and have been following the 'Free Pussy Riot!' movement as closely as we have, tonight’s the night to get involved!
Amnesty International, FreePussyRiot.org, The Voice Project, and Lombard Freid Projects have joined together for a one-night-only benefit exhibition featuring five original videos of the feminist punk collective as well as various speakers from the New York cultural community.
The ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in Music Stuff on Sep 06, 2012 |
Have you heard of Sweater Girls? Honestly, I hadn’t until I gave their album Sweater Girls Were Here a listen. Their latest album is a collection of cutesy songs about young love, heartbreak, and things like “riding bikes through the park,” as heard on the third track, “Pretty When You Smile.” If you like to hum along to the smooth and indifferent vocals of Diana Meehan of Best Coast, or have ever found yourself ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in Music Stuff on Aug 29, 2012 |
At BUST, we love Johanna And The Dusty Floor, and they have a new video out we think you will enjoy just as much as we do. “Fishbones” is a beautiful and haunting slow electro-pop song. The video was shot by Jeaneen Lund, a regular contributor to BUST, and the amazing visuals (courtesy of Iceland) are as striking as the music.Johanna will be singing for The Cranberries on their world tour starting in October, but first she's headlining a ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in General on Aug 29, 2012 |
Screaming Females’ front lady Marissa Paternoster comes back from the dead (uh, literally) as a cat flesh eating zombie out for revenge in the Jersey-based punk band’s weird new music video for “Leave It All Up To Me.” The video, which premiered on RollingStone.com, is meant to be a continuation of the playfully gory story started in the previous video for “It All Means Nothing,” where the two boys of the band kill ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in General on Aug 29, 2012 |
Sinead O’Connor, the Irish rocker who became a staple of the sad rock that was huge in the 90’s, gave her fans a scare when she tweeted about her depression and her desperate need for medication and psychiatric help last January. Shortly after, the bipolar singer attempted suicide for the second time, overdosing on pills.
But there’s good news from all this gloom. O’Connor has since made a ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in Feminizzle on Aug 27, 2012 |
Two members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk band that has taken over the news lately, have fled Russia. There are 12 remaining members of the band still in Russia, not including the three who were recently sentenced to prison terms. The two that have fled are reportedly trying to avoid persecution by Russian police, as five members of the band were part of the infamous protest against Putin in February, but only three were arrested. The band stated on its ... Read More