BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Aug 25, 2014 |
London's Fat White Family are a refreshingly unique band with a bratty name, one that might just keep the kind of people who would really like them from checking them out. Their newest release, Champagne Holocaust, isn’t a true new release—it previously existed on the band’s Bandcamp page, and has now been given an official CD release on Fat Possum Records.That same freedom from convention can be found in Fat White Family’s ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Music Stuff on Mar 21, 2014 |
Female musical artists have been blowing up both the mainstream and alternative charts the past couple of months. We are only 21 days into March, Women's History Month might I add, and a number of talented ladies have released some of the most bad-ass albums and singles we have heard all year. Here are a few of the favorites from this month that you should definitely listen to and keep on your radar.
1.) MøDanish electro-pop artist, Karen Marie ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci in Music Stuff on Apr 25, 2013 |
Os Mutantes is Portuguese for fun. Okay, that may not be strictly true (it means The Mutants), but this 60s/70s band are so damn fun that Brazil should consider a definition change.
Re-emerging in 2009 after a 35-year hiatus (as you do), this six-piece group have been entertaining the globe with their psychedelic/tropicalismo rock. The band is releasing their tenth studio album Fool Metal Jacket on April 30th.
The album is like a 45 minute long summer party ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci in Music Stuff on Apr 09, 2013 |
Muchacho (out now on Dead Oceans) is the kind of album you can lose yourself in. Whether you’re on a crowded train or alone in your bedroom, this album will make you feel like you’re a Zen master, at one with the world.
That is the effect of talented musician Matthew Houck, who performs under the moniker Phosphorescent. This is the singer-songwriter’s sixth album (seventh if you count 2004’s EP The Weight of Flight) which will be ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Oct 04, 2012 |
Jumping seamlessly from style to style and interweaving elements from garage rock, ’60s girl groups, and cabaret, the music of Austin-based duo Agent Ribbons is hard to classify. On Let Them Talk, the band takes a lighter turn than on its past two full-lengths and embraces the whimsical side of its twisted-fairytale style. Opener “Family Haircut” begins with ethereal “oohs” sung over ominous drums, but soon enough, the pace picks up ... Read More
BY Jen Hazen in Music Stuff on May 05, 2011 |
If you're a devotee of Depeche Mode, New Order, and The Cure, Wesley Eisold is your man. If you're not, well, he may still be your man. Cold Cave, Eisold's musical nom de plume, is quite a departure from his past endeavors. Having fronted hardcore and noise rock bands Give Up The Ghost and Some Girls, with Cold Cave Eisold dives head first into '80s electronic synth-pop. The opening track, "The Great Pan is Dead," is a high energy Franz Ferdinand-style assault ... Read More
BY Mary S in Music Stuff on Nov 17, 2010 |
About three years ago, when Rihanna’s pivotal third album Good Girl Gone Bad was released, Jay-Z dubbed her the Black Madonna. It seemed ridiculous at the time, but considering Rihanna’s reinvention of herself with every work that followed, Jay-Z might have been onto something.
Rihanna’s gumption has progressively escalated in both her sound…and hairstyles. Through her “safe” period during her first two albums Music Of the Sun ... Read More