BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Apr 08, 2014 |
What do swimming pools, sexual voyeurism, elevators, and eco-terrorist extraterrestrials have in common? They’re all the subjects of songs on Hotel Valentine, Cibo Matto’s first release in 15 years. Much of the album is written from the perspective of a wry ghost who haunts a hotel and delivers deadpan lines like, “I had some cheese and seedless grapes for lunch and floated around for the rest of the afternoon.”
The band’s ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Music Stuff on Feb 28, 2014 |
For those of you who don’t remember Fefe Dobson, she was yet another Canadian musical gem. Dobson was relatively big in the mid-2000’s pop rock scene, but, unfortunately, her fame didn’t quite make it past 2010. Fefe’s look was a cross between Rihanna’s Unapologetic Goth thing and Avril Lavigne, who the media often pitted her against. Her music was whiny in the best kind of way and most of her songs were about typical teenage ... Read More
Love letters: what could possibly be more fun and wonderful to send or receive?! They are truly one of the world’s most romantic gestures of all time. There is simply nothing like taking the time to appreciate your love interest by allowing your heart to flow through your fingertips when you connect pen to paper. It doesn’t have to matter if it’s the tingly bubble-gum butterflies or the deeply rooted unconditional devotion that we feel towards ... Read More
The indie rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, Young Rival has released the very first random dot autostereogram music video for their single Black Is Good. In other words, it’s the first damn Magic Eye music video ever, and it just blew my mind!
I finally gave it a view this morning, and trust me, I totally realize how silly I must have looked sitting in the office staring intensely at the snowy screen of my computer.
But just like all those cross-eyed hours ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Jan 31, 2014 |
You should already be a learned fan of St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark), synth-y solo artist extraordinaire – but in case you're not, the singer's new self-titled album is set to hit stores this February 24th. Already carrying heavy stamps of approval from Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen at NPR, the new set of songs is highly influenced by our current digital culture; there's a dance-y bass line ribboning through singles like below's "Digital ... Read More
BY Shannon Iggy in Music Stuff on Dec 05, 2013 |
After several delays, Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated short film Tropico has been released, and it does not disappoint. Featuring Lana Del Rey and Shaun Ross, Tropico begins with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and chronicles their descent into crime and poverty in Los Angeles after eating the forbidden fruit.
Tropico, essentially three connected music videos, isn’t necessarily a major creative shift for the songstress. She is known for her ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Dec 04, 2013 |
Like everyone else and their mother, I can't seem to get enough of the reigning teen queen Lorde, who shot to stardom after her song "Royals" went viral this past year. Her new single "Team" and consequent video do not disappoint, as both serve as a personal and heart wrenching look at teenagedom with a catchy beat that will lead to one person dance parties in bedrooms across the world.
The video follows Lorde as a kind of cult leader for a band of ... Read More
Psapp, the electronic band known for helping create the “Toytronica” genre, is releasing a new album! Their newest album, What Makes Us Glow, will be their first LP in 5 years, and boy, are they coming back stronger than ever!
Over here at BUST, we’re fortunate to bring y’all their newest video! “Your Hot Knife,” which is straight off What Makes Us Glow, is simple, romantic, and tranquil. Like many of their songs, Psapp makes ... Read More
BY Molly Simms in Music Stuff on Sep 18, 2013 |
Everybody's imaginary best friend, Solange, just released a vid for her single "Lovers in the Parking Lot", and it's just as good as you'd hoped it'd be. In it, she shows off some pretty serious 90s fashions (hello and holy shit, light-up shoelaces) while she wanders around a semi-abandoned Houston mall. Suffice to say, nobody's ever made dancing around an abandoned mall seem like so much fun. The track is a retro R&B number that's already begun to wedge ... Read More
Ah, I wish summer wasn’t over because Tangerine’s "Feel This Way" would’ve been my summer jam! It’s soft, relaxed, and makes me feel that every moment should be cherished. It’s a song that you could play at a party, or even put on a “chill-out/study” playlist (as a former college student, this was the biggest challenge of my life).
With dream-like shots of friends sitting in a park drinking sangria, to a crowd dancing to ... Read More