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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
  In conversation with Extra’s Mario Lopez, Britney Spears admitted that she’s considering retirement after her over-the-top two year stint at Planet Hollywood for the “Britney Spears Piece of Me” show. The Las Vegas show opens December 27th and is rumored to have more dancing than ever and a plethora of props and gags. If this is her last hurrah, it seems like it would be a good note to end on; she explains that it is both her hardest ... Read More
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
Natalie Ribbons of Agent Ribbons (and friend of BUST!) formed 60s-style, indie pysch-pop band, Tele Novella, just in time for the South by Southwest music festival in March. Based in Austin, Texas, the band is composed of other Agent Ribbons and Voxtrot members. Here's their dreamy new single, "Umbrella at the Station," a bonus track from the "No Excalibur" 7" that came out in the beginning of November.    Thanks to Women in ... Read More
I don't know about you, but I'm super enamored of Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks, better known as Crazy Eyes and Taystee, the characters they play on the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Aduba, who has a strong background in theater, is easily one of the best actors on the show, and it doesn't hurt that her character is incredibly heartbreaking and complex. Brooks plays the perceived comic relief, but as the plot develops, her character, Taystee, is ... Read More
I’ve found my new musical crush in Sharkmuffin, an all-female noise-punk trio from Brooklyn whose third EP 1097 debuts this month. If their first two EPs were humble admissions of guilt, 1097 is the realization that they were right all along—a giant ‘fuck you’ to whoever pissed them off personally or politically.  The cover for the first track, "Foul Play" features lead guitarist/vocalist Tarra Thiessen on a beach between two cairns, maybe ... Read More
It was just a few years ago that Lady Gaga owned your soul. Following the release of The Fame Monster in 2009, she was absolutely unavoidable--it was just a matter of deciding whether you wanted a machine-gun bra or meat dress in your face. Her every move, every outfit, and every wig-change prompted a CNN Breaking News Alert.  Then what? As "weird" became the new music industry status-quo, Gaga scrambled to pile as many food groups onto her being as possible. ... Read More
Former Fashion Nation gal Suzi Analogue just dropped a new video for her song "Jump Rope" and now my life is so much better. The slow-grooving, mellow jam might just make you feel like it's still Sunday afternoon. In case you're just tuning in, Suzi has been everywhere lately--on tour, in the press, even starting her own record label. I think it's fair to say she's pretty much the coolest.  Check out the video ... Read More
The first time I saw Whore Paint, a self proclaimed-feminist, Riff Rock/No Wave/Crooner Shred hybrid band out of Providence, RI , I was immediately 16 again and at my first Sleater-Kinney show in my busted Docs, baby barrette firmly lodged against the side of my head with a newfound hope that there’s an entire league of cool ladies who I could aspire to be like. Tulsa-raised Providence resident and woman about town, Reba Mitchell (of Made ... Read More
“All female artists who work in Afghanistan today are risking their lives so that they can pave the way for other women.” These are the words of 24 year old Paradise Sorouri, Afghan’s first female rap singer. Born in Iran, Paradise makes up one half of the rap duo, 143—the other half being her fiancé, Diverse. Though the two started out singing about love and other familiar, tamer topics, their 2010 move from Herat, Afghanistan to ... Read More