BY BUST Magazine in General on Jul 23, 2013 |
Pop star Janelle Monáe is at once retro and futuristic, disarmingly down-to-earth and freakishly abstract. Here, she reveals the strategy behind her trendsetting look, the origins of her “divinely inspired” alter ego, and what it’s like to hang out with the president
Janelle Monáe mayhave been born to sing, dance, and write some of the most creative pop albums ever to hit an iPod, but the world wouldn’t have known ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Feb 14, 2013 |
Shannon Shaw is the lead singer of amazing punk-pop-garage group Shannon and the Clams. This band has created a sound so original and I’ve been in love ever since I first laid ears on “Troublemaker.” Shannon’s wailing voice is remniscent of ‘60s girl groups The Shangri-Las and The Ronettes but with her own rougher spin on that sound. Guitarist Cody Blanchard is the other singer/songwriter of The Clams, and together the two produce ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Feb 08, 2013 |
Indie-folk powerhouse Laura Stevenson may have been taunting you with the promise of upcoming album Wheel, but now she's given a little taste-tester to hold you over. Former Bomb the Music Industry! keyboardist Laura Stevenson has put together Runner, a three-song 7” that gives us the best of both worlds: upbeat, pop jams and quieter, piano-heavy ballads. The first single off Wheel, “Runner,” builds an infectious energy and contains the ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in Music Stuff on Feb 05, 2013 |
MS MR have just released their first official music video! The video is for their latest track, “Fantasy”, off their upcoming album Second Hand Rapture, which will be available on May 14th. The video was shot is Jamaica, Queens, and features a slew of fractured fantasies being played out—dismembered hands, cheerleaders puking glitter, drum flash mobs, the works.
The duo behind MS MR is Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow, who played ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Music Stuff on Oct 23, 2012 |
Here’s a pop of psychedelic joy to brighten up your gloomy Tuesday!
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sami Akbari, who performs as sami.the.great, has just released a video for her throwback single “Hear Me Now”.
Sami’s twee-yet-powerful voice and charmingly introspective songwriting usually bring Ingrid Michaelson to mind, but she puts on her Nancy Sinatra hat (or, more appropriately, flip wig) for this upbeat track. The video ... Read More