Our week of hot, sunny sunshine just got a little bit brighter. Cat Power’s Chan Marshall recently released an official announcement for her upcoming album Sun with a new track that’s got us tapping our toes on the hot sidewalk cement. “Ruin” may be Marshall’s brightest song yet, driven by an uplifting piano melody and pulsating, rhythmic drumbeat. The song is accompanied by lady Cat Power’s soothing voice, which is as beautiful ... Read More
If you haven't heard of remix pro Pogo, you're in for a treat. He creates his "remixes" by using odd noises, chords, and voices from films such as Snow White and UP to Lord of the Rings and Dexter, and the results really are truly incredible (and oh-so-catchy!). Check out his newest remix of the classic "Pulp Fiction" below and thank us later.
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You’ve heard of the amazing things going on in Russia. Right? You’ve heard of the protests in Red Square and surprise show at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. I know you’ve seen images of these fiercely brave women dawning balaclava head gear and outfitted in neon. Well at least I hope so. Russian all girl punk band Pussy Riot has made headlines over the past couple of months with the guerilla style activist work and the ... Read More
Dream-psych duo Peaking Lights’ third full-length album, Lucifer, is their most accessible yet. Out June 19th on Mexican Summer in the US and on Weird World June 18th in the U.K, it follows last year’s release of the incredible summer lovin’ 936. This latest album contains a similar meditative atmosphere, with grooving rhythms and rich textures, but it's gentler than their 2011 record. Lucifer is comparatively more like a ... Read More
I often hear artists and musicians respond in interviews that they do what they do because of an intense and mysterious compulsion. This strong drive is difficult to understand unless personally experienced, but to Iceland’s Sigríður Níelsdóttirit, the feeling was all too familiar. So much, in fact, that she recorded a catalog of over 700 songs within seven years at the tender age of 70.
Lovingly known as ‘Grandma Lo-Fi,’ ... Read More
Last week the DJ saved my lunch. Which, in turn, probably saved my life from a lifetime of bad burgers. On my typical nine-to-five, I duck out for a salad and promptly return to glue myself to a computer chair. Last week I had the pleasure of meeting up to interview my favorite DJ, Samantha Duenas, better known as SoSuperSam, at Shake Shack to experience the ultimate lunch break experience. Sam gave me some food for thought on what DJing is all about, which coast ... Read More
Prepare for takeoff, earthlings. Dream-pop duo Beach House has teamed up again with director Allen Cordell on their latest music video for the meditative “Lazuli” off of their incredible recent album, Bloom. The video follows three lonely-types whose lives conjoin in another dimension by way of unusual circumstances. Via exploding eggs, interactive invisible walls, and dark smoke clouds, we’re transported into a cosmic dreamland that perfectly ... Read More
By Hilary Hughes
Between the launch of her independent label Box of Cedar Records, last year's self-released full-length, fully funded by her fans album, and the recent release of The Sister, Marissa Nadler has had a big, big year. Nadler is embarking on a two-week tour that brings her through a handful of intimate venues from Massachusetts to DC before she arrives at NYC's Joe's Pub on June 16, then pops up again later this summer on the West Coast. Below, we ... Read More
Warmer weather and the first mosquitoes of the season have both descended on New York in recent weeks, the first harbingers of a fitfully approaching summer. Just before the city's many outdoor concert series kick into full swing, BUST had the chance to sample some indoor live music that seemed specially designed to ease the transition into the dog days.
Up-and-coming pop duo MS MR, opening for Xylos at Glasslands Gallery last Friday, did just that, whether ... Read More
Some artists get better with age, and Patti Smith is definitely one of them. With the recent success of her book, Just Kids, about her relationship with late photographer Robert Maplethorpe, Smith’s receiving the most attention she’s had since the late 1970s. I’d bet that many of those who’ve read Just Kids aren’t even very familiar with Smith’s music. This makes the timing of her newest musical album, Banga, rather perfect.
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