Blonde Redhead frontwoman Kazu Makino has organized some pretty stellar musicians for a good cause: We Are the Works in Progress is a 14-song compilation album to support Japan's efforts to rebuild and heal after the 2011 tsunami. The album features exclusive tracks, remixes, and new versions of songs-- many of them works in progress themselves-- from artists such as Karin Dreijer Andersson (Fever Ray, The Knife), John Maus, and Deerhunter. We Are the ... Read More
BY Intern Sarah in Music Stuff on Dec 16, 2011 |
I can’t believe we haven't written anything on Nightwish yet! Though the frontwoman has changed over the years, this Finnish symphonic metal band has always had a lady singing lead. (Tarja Turunen was the lead singer until 2005, when she was replaced by Swedish singer Anette Olzon.) The sound has changed a bit over the years; Anette’s voice is not as operatic as Tarja’s octave-defying vocals, and the music has grown more and more ... Read More
BY Julisa Colón in Crafty on Dec 09, 2011 |
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So, we've finally done it - our new foursquare page is up for your perusal! Be sure to follow us for lists of our fave spots far and wide, as well as tips offering up advice about specific places so you can explore your city with (discerning) style.
We'll be updating it regularly with some of the most awesome restaurants, bars, clothing shops, book stores, music stores, and hangouts, so be sure to check back often.
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BY shannon carlin in Music Stuff on Dec 09, 2011 |
It’s Adele’s world-- we all just live in it. Apparently no one can resist the charms of the green-eyed songstress. She’s sold more than 4 million copies of her second album, 21, thanks to her widespread appeal. Even your grandma loves her, right? Now Billboard’s crowned her the Top Artist of the Year along with Number One Song and Album of the Year honors. Not too shabby, ... Read More
BY Intern Candice in Music Stuff on Dec 06, 2011 |
At my place it's important to play Christmas music at all times to remind me to get in that holiday spirit! This year, The Raveonettes have dropped a dreamy Xmas ditty--appropriately titled "The Christmas Song"--to sum up everyone's mood about the "most wonderful time of the year." All I need now is a warm blanket and some hot chocolate...
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BY shannon carlin in Music Stuff on Nov 30, 2011 |
Move over Nicki Minaj, because there’s another Nikki on the scene--Nikki Lynette. The latter's song, “Shut The F*ck Up Boy,” might have the best chorus ever, and is currently being played on repeat here at the BUST HQ.
Lynette’s got serious mc chops, a slight Left Eye vibe, and a dash of afro-punk style. We think she's a pure original, and a must-watch.
Check the video out below and then go download her new mixtape, Roses ... Read More
Even a casual hip-hop fan can quote lyrics from Missy Elliott, TLC, and Salt-N-Pepa, but SHEmovement aims to celebrate not just the heavy-hitters, but less well-known lady mc's like Psalm One, Red Shaydez, Hot Yella, Miz Korona, and Lady Loe.
The website features hip-hop-centric news and profiles of female rappers, as well as photos, videos, and blogs that the artists themselves update. The musicians on the site produce blends of hip-hop as diverse as they ... Read More
Singer and guitarist Zoe Boekbinder describes her personal style as "geek glam," but her music's been praised as old-school folk-y pop. A theater nerd in high school, she took up singing after her friends goaded her on. After school, Boekbinder and her sister formed a band called Vermillion Lies--an outfit that produced albums in 2006 and 2008. After the release of their second album, the two went their separate ways musically, but never stopped recording ... Read More
Korallreven doesn’t sound like anybody else, but if I had to try, I'd say they're like a lover’s caress on a sunny afternoon with just a little bit of Enya and a touch of Ace of Base. On their full-length debut An Album by Korallreven (out now on Acéphale), the Swedish duo’s unique sound incorporates ominous undertones with optimistic, uplifting soundscapes of epic proportions. Lead vocals are steady and robotic, flanked by choir-like ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in Music Stuff on Nov 16, 2011 |
Damien Jurado and Richard Swift have a very special working relationship. The two aren’t only collaborators; they’re apparently one another’s spirit animals. On Jurado’s new song “Nothing is the News” you can hear the duo’s outsider tendencies. The guitar wails as Jurado sings in a trippy fog forming his own reverbed choir. The song’s psychedelic feel sort of makes you want to start swaying, preferably in an open ... Read More