Memorial Day has passed, which means it is now unofficially summer and you are now officially allowed to wear white, go to a beach with a lifeguard on duty, and host semi-illegal barbecues in the park! BUST has all of your outdoor dance party needs covered with a new edition of BUST Loves on Spotify, with new tracks from the likes of Rye Rye (above), Azealia Banks, Icky Blossoms, and more.
And if your hankering for new tunes still isn't satisfied, you can also ... Read More
BY Laurie in Crafty on Oct 06, 2011 |
Oh hey, no big whoop, but we’ve made a BOOK. Seriously, it’s kind of a big deal, and we’re very proud and super excited about the release! Its called The BUST D.I.Y. Guide to Life, Making Your Way Through Every Day and it’s a hefty tome published by big time publishers Abrams/Stewart Tabori & Chang. We’ve collected over 250 of our favorite projects from the past 15 years of BUST Magazine - including crafts, recipes, ... Read More
BY Jen Hazen in Music Stuff on Jul 26, 2011 |
Montreal's Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) seemed a bit shy on stage in front of a sold out crowd at NYC's Bowery Ballroom recently. She confessed that she hadn’t played a show in a while and was forgetting songs. Well, I didn’t notice. Here’s what I did notice: Grimes’ songs are basically the perfect soundtrack for a f*ed up Grimm Brothers Fairytale. It’s that tense "Hansel & Gretel lost in the woods after being coaxed to the ... Read More
BY Jen Hazen in Music Stuff on Jun 27, 2011 |
No one underestimates Buddy Holly’s contribution to rock ’n’ roll, but it is easy to forget that by his death in 1959 at age 22—in a career spanning just a year and a half—he had created such a wealth of infectious pop songs. The 19 artists paying tribute to the coolest rock ’n’ roll nerd of all time on Rave On Buddy Holly (Fantasy/Concord Music Group) reads like a who’s who of pop music. Paul ... Read More
BY Jen Hazen in Music Stuff on May 16, 2011 |
On Wit’s End (Domino), Cass McCombs shows us all that songs about debilitating sadness and unrelenting hopelessness can make for some pretty catchy tunes. Having cornered the market on bumming people out with 2009’s heavily instrumented Catacombs, McCombs appears to have moved on to making mascara run from the cheeks with just the sound of his voice and some accompanying clicks and clatters.
While Catacombs provided what can only be described as a more ... Read More