BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Jul 08, 2014 |
It’s nearly the middle of July, which means that we must be craving the next best track to quench our thirst this summer. And what goes better with summer road trips than undiscovered synthpop? NYC-based ‘Criminal Talk’ is just what you are looking for; a group with an ever-growing repertoire of influences that is taking pop music to the next level.
Alana Goldmann and Devon C. Johnson are the talented duo behind Criminal Talk. Alana is the ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Jul 07, 2014 |
Street Eaters named their second record more than appropriately. Blood/Muscles/Bones channels the raw approach to rock 'n' roll once taken by '70s and '80s innovators such as Wipers, Gang of Four, and X. On "Reverse" a combination of driving drumbeats and evil guitar riffs get the fuse lit with a perfect two-and-a-half minute burst of fiery punk rock. "Null" follows suit, channeling the aforementioned Los Angeles punk band with trade-off male/female ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jul 03, 2014 |
You know how straightwhiteboystexting.tumblr.com has become the perfect response to any and all Tinder creeps that demand nudes? Lily Allen has crafted the perfect equivalent to shutting down internet trolls.
Her new video for the song “URL Badman” literally had me laughing out loud and totally clicking with her descriptions of these goons. Not to mention, the song is catchy as hell.Allen’s critique on the hypocrisy of internet hate ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jul 02, 2014 |
Need a new party anthem? Angel Haze paired up with producer Nacey for “I Own It”, a summer jam that is definitely Project X-worthy; think of it as a hyped up version of “Young, Wild, & Free." Haze totally punches on the track with both speedy rap verses and nursery rhyme style hooks. She totally (ugh I already hate myself for typing this) owns it.
Though the track came out a month ago, it has recently been making the rounds again with ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jul 02, 2014 |
I’ve been pretty angry over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and I’m not alone. It seems like every time I refresh my Facebook news feed, there’s a new article describing how unjust the ruling was or personal stories of women that can be affected by this decision.
Today, I was instead treated to the song form of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 35-page dissent of the anti-contraception decision. The tune is pretty awesome. And ... Read More
BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Jul 01, 2014 |
Everyone knows that guy at the party who busts out the acoustic guitar and begins the opening chords of “Wonderwall” by Oasis while exclaiming, “sing along if you know the words” only to be followed by a mediocre-at-best rendition of a classic, that really shouldn’t be touched.However, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless took on the legendary band -- covering the song “Champagne Supernova”-- and absolutely nailed ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Jul 01, 2014 |
Music Week, UK Music, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), and Nordoff Robbins have teamed up to launch a new Women In Music event, an award ceremony to honor and reward some of the top female artists in the music industry.
According to Music Week, “The event will recognise the 30 most influential women executives from all sectors of the UK business, whilst also giving individual awards in five special categories: Outstanding Achievement, Media ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Jun 27, 2014 |
Some say that Lizzo is the greatest word-play rapper since the heyday of hip-hop. The Houston-bred, Minneapolis-based emcee is taking the world by storm with her clever raps and impeccable flow.
After the release of LIZZOBANGERS (on label Totally Gross National Product) in 2013, she has been releasing music videos and getting ready for some live performances (she’s performing at Glastonbury among other festivals and shows).
She just released some more U.S. ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jun 26, 2014 |
New music releases have been coming out left and right - and now we can add Grimes to that list as well! Last night on BBC Radio 1, she debuted her new single “GO (feat. Blood Diamonds)”.
Though she stays in her electronic wheelhouse, “GO” greatly departs from the magical sprite-meets-Windows ’98 sound we’ve come to love (and expect) from her. Instead, her new single is very trap-house, complete with a drop and no ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jun 25, 2014 |
Rock goddess (and former BUST cover gal) Karen O is releasing her first ever solo album. Yes, feel free to freak out!!!!
The upcoming release, entitled Crush Songs, will be released on September 9th through Julian Casablancas’ record label, Cult. In the meantime, the album can be preordered as a deluxe vinyl LP, complete with her lovely autograph. Karen included a handwritten note (pictured above) with her press release, which reads, “When I was ... Read More