SPONSORED POST I’m puffing away at my desk, e-cig hanging from my mouth like some reporter from the 40’s in an old Manhattan newsroom, the loud AC unit keeping the early-Summer humidity at bay. We just closed the August issue of BUST and my bosses are on vacation for the week. I’m feeling good about the progress I’m making on the quitting angle. I’ve gone through the wracking cough that accompanies your esophagus getting accustomed to ... Read More
When I first peeked at JT’s new video on Youtube the first two comments for “Tunnel Vision” were “This porn has good music” followed by “It’s not porn, it’s art.”
Let me save you a little bit of time: it’s neither.
What it is, in fact, is Justin Timberlake being totally gross and weird for waaaay too long, in ways I never thought was possible. It makes Dick-in-a-Box look dignified.
Women crawling ... Read More
Courtney Love threw rose petals at me. I managed to get one, put it in my bra, and sure enough it had wilted by the time I got home. I felt like that pretty much summarized my quest to see her in Asbury Park.
But let me backtrack.
There are a few things you need to know about me before we proceed: I’m from Jersey.
I’m kind of an asshole.
I love Courtney Love more than anything.My high school years were lived ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in Music Stuff on Jun 28, 2013 |
You heard it here! This stylish songstress is BUST's August/September cover girl - AND she's releasing her highly anticipated album The Electric Lady on September 10, effectively making her the Q.U.E.E.N. of the world. We’re all thoroughly excited for her reign.
It’s no surprise that we’ve been in love with the starlet’s smooth croons and funky tunes since day one. Our affair reignited when she partnered up with Erykah Badu in early ... Read More
Produced by North Carolina’s Merge Records, Stuart McLamb has taken The Love Language from devastating heartbreak, into the freshness of a new romance (and heavier guitar riffs), to a place of soulful remembrance. That’s not to say the classic sound of love pop that can feel your pain has lost any momentum in the newest release, Ruby Red. This time, its just not as jangly and raw.
I’ve been following this band since the 2009 release of ... Read More
BY Darcy Sturges in Music Stuff on Jun 21, 2013 |
Hailing from New Zealand, producer/songwriter/singer Janine creates music designed to take you through her narrative on her Dark Mind EP.
In the five tracks, Janine seems to switch between two sides of melancholy with her originality and her vocals. While “Hold Me” and “Bullets” sound like tracks I’ve heard before, “Let It Run,” “Little Bit,” and “Dark Mind” are surprising and ones I’ll be ... Read More
Ever since Austra's debut album, Feel It Break, came out in 2011, I have barely stopped listening to it long enough to, you know, do my job of listening to other music. At a New Year's Eve party earlier this year, I got in trouble with some strangers because I kept commandeering the iPod to play "The Beat and the Pulse" so my friend and I could have a dance-off. It was that friend's apartment, so we won that battle, but not without getting yelled at for "bringing ... Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis in General on Jun 17, 2013 |
What separates Pamela Des Barres, in her own words, from any other “rock historian” is the appeal of being "the person who was able to sit between Jimmy Page and Robert Plant while they were doing the set list for Led Zeppelin II.”
But she’s more than a simple artifact of music’s golden era, of course. She just happens to be a former member of one of the first (and, to knowledge, only) groupie bands. She's also a rock journalist and author of ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Feminizzle on Jun 14, 2013 |
Want to keep rape fantasies off the radio? Don't tell Tyler, the Creator, unless you're ready to be called a "fucking whore dyke."
That's the message he's broadcasting to the world lately. After an Australian woman named Talitha Stone criticized the rapper for rhyming about his hateful, necrophilia-inspired rape fantasies, Tyler and a slew of his fans verbally attacked and threatened her.
Tyler then called her out during an (all-ages!) performance saying, ... Read More
Last time we checked in on Miss Eaves (AKA Shanthony Exum) she was rapping about everything from kitties to NPR. Now she’s teaming up with Surfing Leons in a brand new video, looking fiercer than ever. No, there's no Nyan Cats flying around behind her this time, but it's still pretty awesome.
With a backdrop that recalls a 40’s thriller and a backbeat that sounds like it was ripped out of an early 90’s arcade game, Miss Eaves raps hardcore about ... Read More