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There is still no word about the fate of the Nina Simone biopic that premiered at Cannes this year despite controversy and criticism. But don’t stop feelin’ good, because there is another way to bask in the legacy of the fine, honest, powerful singer and activist. Verve Records will release a tribute album November 10 that features ten contemporary artists conjuring Simone’s ghost through her music. One of those artists is the lovely Lianne La ... Read More
With her adorable candied vocals that are sweet and smooth like honey, Imani Coppola of Little Jackie sweeps you off your feet on dangerously catchy tunes that are sugary pop, but loaded with substance. She, along with multi-instrumentalist Adam Pallin, are back as Little Jackie for their third album, Queen of Prospect Park, and it’s certain to brighten up dreary autumn days and wintry nights with summery beats. Queen of Prospect Park glows as soon as you hit ... Read More
After four weeks of posting mysterious pictures of lyrics online, Lorde finally released her new single “Yellow Flicker Beat” for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Lorde’s voice is as haunting as ever when she sings, “I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm/ And the scars that mark my body/ They’re silver and gold” She wrote on her Tumblr, “It's my first offering from ... Read More
Sleater–Kinney had a twelve-year career with seven epic albums; they exuded raw, riot grrrl energy everywhere they toured. The band received high praise from Rolling Stone for “pushing rock to the boiling point,” and Rob Sheffield called them, “America’s best punk band. EVER.” Not counting their 2013 reunion (joining Pearl Jam to cover Neil Young), it has been eight years since fans have had pure Sleater-Kinney ... Read More
The History of Apple Pie offers their refreshing take on grunge-inspired pop-rock on their new album Feel Something, and it's a welcome throwback. The British band helmed by singer Stephanie Min and guitarist Jerome Watson invites comparisons to '90s staples like The Breeders and Luscious Jackson, but without the feel of a retread. Like the titular dessert, this music is perfect for sweater weather. Feel Something is The History of Apple Pie's second ... Read More
Iowa City's Pieta Brown doesn't just play rooms. She fills each space with stories and makes it her own. The singer-songwriter and musician proved her ability to take over a studio in a short period of time and turn out extraordinary music in her Daytrotter session in 2008, a remarkable collection of songs. Brown's new record, Paradise Outlaw, similarly showcases her skill as a performer, and it's exciting to hear such quiet mastery of a genre. Recorded over ... Read More
This summer, Stevie Nicks announced that she would be releasing a solo LP ‘24 Karat Gold – Songs from the Vault’ and boy were we excited. The LP is composed of songs that Nicks’ wrote between 1969 and 1987, and was inspired after finding original bootlegs on YouTube.  “Each song is a lifetime. Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story," Nicks said. "They represent my life behind the scenes, the ... Read More
Zola Jesus has released another icy, magnetic track in anticipation of the October 7th release of her album TAIGA. Mhmm, this one has been on repeat for me today. Zola Jesus describes "Go (Blank Sea)" as a reaction to the simultaneous isolation and saturation of city life: “All of the singularity rubs together to create a universal hum that can cancel us all out. It’s in the densest populations that I sometimes feel the most alone, and in barren ... Read More
Heads up BUSTies! China's largest music festival, Modern Sky Festival, is set to come to the U.S. for the first time ever! That means a two-day musical gathering of both U.S. and Chinese bands (including BUST favorite Cat Power!) in New York's Central Park at Rumsey Playfield on October 4th and 5th, 2014.  Not only will there be rockin' bands for two straight days, but Brooklyn Flea's Smorgasburg Food Market will provide festival ... Read More
Last night I saw a band sing about slut shaming.  The band is called Hag Face and they stopped by Brooklyn on their “East Infection Tour.” On stage, they are four witchy, imposing blonde punks from Calgary who scream loud and play fast. The lyrics? “I fuck. I fuck. I fuck. I fuck.”    Image and audio via HAG ... Read More
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