The title track off Allen’s upcoming album, Sheezus, calls out everyone that’s tried to create unfriendly competition among women in the music industry. The media often pits women artists against each other, leaving only one number one spot. So it comes as no surprise that most of the media outlets reporting on Allen’s latest opus miss the point entirely and are attempting to warp the track's message:Take a listen:What blows my mind is ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Apr 24, 2014 |
Alice Boman's EP II should be listened to outdoors during a spring dusk, at around 7 in the evening. Her voice, full of impossible longing, speaks the darkness of distance and the brightness of pyres burning in sunset colors. The album opens with "What," a track that features a rhythm section made up of the occasional kick and ambient scratches, plus gorgeous piano floating in a lake of white noise. "Over" is one of the highlights of the record, reminiscent ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Music Stuff on Apr 23, 2014 |
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who notoriously has one of the most talked about lady-butts on the Internet, has to tone-down her fan interaction due to pervy finger-banging attempts. Azalea released her debut album The New Classic yesterday and appeared on the Hot 97 morning show to promote it. The bros of the show were evidently more interested in her behavior in the bedroom then her music… but that’s another story.
Azalea revealed that she had to ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Apr 22, 2014 |
Brody Dalle has been a powerful voice in rock ‘n roll for nearly two decades. After breaking out with her fearless punk growl in The Distillers, the singer/songwriter and guitarist revealed a cool, modern sound in indie rock band Spinnerette. On April 29th, Brody makes her solo debut with Diploid Love, an alternative rock record that builds on all she’s achieved thus far.
BUST spoke with Brody about balancing rock ‘n roll with motherhood, ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Music Stuff on Apr 21, 2014 |
Do remember that silly faux-viral-but-actually-an-ad-campaign First Kiss Video from a while back, and the adorable song playing in the background? Well, that sweet tune is one of Soko’s chart-topping songs, "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" and it is worth much more than an overshadowed role as background music. The song tackles the presence of death in love, spot-lighting the ever-present and insatiable fear of the loss of a loved ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Music Stuff on Apr 18, 2014 |
Get your girl band on this Saturday, April 19, for Record Store Day in New York City and across the country. The day promotes what record shops do best: provide rare goods for the hungriest fans to slobber over. You might be able to order pork soup buns online these days, but the stuff we're about to tell you about is available exclusively at independent retailers on Record Store Day. Find your participating store here and you'll go from "But it's my ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Music Stuff on Apr 18, 2014 |
Tune in musical folks - we have some good news for the busted guitar stuffed in the back of your closet, begging to be united with your once curious fingers. Owners of Brooklyn Lutherie, Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner, run the only female-owned, and staffed stringed-instrument repair shop in all of New York City and Brooklyn. These two highly masterful ladies have dedicated their expertise to meeting the needs of your precious instruments. Brooklyn Lutherie offers ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Music Stuff on Apr 17, 2014 |
A wistful blend of folk acoustics and kittenish pop synths are just half of Denver-based musician Esme Patterson's new album, Woman To Woman. Patterson is well known for her work as a vocalist for the band Paper Bird and has performed and collaborated with other groups like Tennis, Shakey Graves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nick Jaina, and Reed Foehl. This is Patterson's second solo release and it couldn't be coming out at a better time.
Patterson's newest musical ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Apr 17, 2014 |
If you’re as done with this week as we are, the moody, experimental sounds of Jihae are a perfect fit right about now. Not only is the South Korean singer crafting a weird-wave, synth-meets-rock-then-says-hey-to-soul genre of her own, but as a multimedia artist she incorporates her artistic vision into all aspects of her music. Take, for example, her latest work, the video for “Illusion of You,” the single off her fourth album of the same name. ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Apr 17, 2014 |
The past few years have seen an explosion of retro-leaning, surf-y bands with style for days. But our favorites, bar none, are the Dum Dum Girls. Led by frontwoman Dee Dee Penny, the band is known for its updated girl-group sound and goth-princess stagewear. Think the Shangri-Las (if they smoked a lot more weed) or the Ronettes (if they traded their beehives for black leather jackets.) Their third LP Too True finds the band departing from its ’60s ... Read More