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  Australian multi-instrumentalist Lara Meyerratken, AKA El May, has fashioned her own brand of romantic, gorgeous retro indie-pop that can speak to your broken heart while simultaneously making you want to get up and dance. “Thrills” is no exception. Jam-packed with infectious synth beats, bouncy percussion, and simple piano chords, the track has Meyerratken urging an introverted lover to let loose and have fun. El May’s voice is powerful, ... Read More
  Could there be a better album than Gemma Ray’s Milk For Your Motors to transition us from the ice-cream brightness of summer to the chilly, moody, whiskey-soaked ides of fall? Definitely not. This killer follow-up to Gemma Ray's equally strong Island Fire balances light and dark on a razor's edge, that eerie interplay between the creepy and the mundane that David Lynch has been toiling in for decades.   In fact, much of Milk For Your Motors feels ... Read More
On Sept. 14, Amy Winehouse will receive a birthday gift only fit to honor the legend on what would have been her 31st birthday. The late singer is being immortalized in bronze by Scott Eaton (a Jeff Koons collaborator) for Stables Market, in her Camden hometown.   Winehouse in an issue of BUST Magazine We at BUST have always been huge Amy fans. From her timeless voice and style to her incredible spirit, Amy has become an icon. Amy’s father ... Read More
London's Fat White Family are a refreshingly unique band with a bratty name, one that might just keep the kind of people who would really like them from checking them out. Their newest release, Champagne Holocaust, isn’t a true new release—it previously existed on the band’s Bandcamp page, and has now been given an official CD release on Fat Possum Records. That same freedom from convention can be found in Fat White Family’s ... Read More
In the video for her single "Only Getting Younger," Elliphant visits the dentist. Or has a dystopian rave in a hospital. In either case, her music is like infection: aggressive, delirious and frighteningly catchy. See the crazy video on Vevo. Listen to it here: And find more remixes on Soundcloud here. The 28-year-old Swedish pop star Elliphant, aka Ellinor Olovsdotter, released her debut album, A Good Idea in October of 2013 ... Read More
Meghann Wright is a sultry and self-confident singer-songwriter who has been transplanted to Brooklyn all the way from Hawaii. As host of The City & The Heart Showcase for the NYC women’s shelter Safe Horizon, she’ll be bringing down the house while simultaneously raising awareness and $$$ tomorrow night! The City & The Heart is one of New York’s top advocacy organizations supporting independent female artists and Wright just happens to ... Read More
The hardcore/punk/whatever gods have opened up the sky and blessed us with new songs from not just one, but two of the most talented bands making music right now.    Perfect Pussy and Joanna Gruesome are releasing a split 7” (because, of course, it’s on vinyl) that features two new songs from both artists *Heart palpitations*. It is yet to be released until some time in September, BUT DON’T LOSE FAITH. They each made one of the ... Read More
Jessica Hernandez stares back at you from the cover of her debut album, not unlike the Mona Lisa with her inscrutable smile. In the primed-for-Instagram pic (the Walden filter could surely add that halo of blue) Hernandez sports a Sister Wives bun and a prairie shirt of which Laura Ingalls Wilder would certainly approve. Her attire screams sugar and spice and everything nice, but that smirk, well, that smirk is more in line with the album’s title, Secret ... Read More
Whether performing as one half of the dream-pop duo Azure Ray, a member of Art in Manila, or as a solo artist, Orenda Fink has always been gifted at enticing her audience to come along on her personal journeys. The Omaha-via-Athens musician’s newest record Blue Dream is no exception. Written following a year of self-exploration and Jungian dream therapy in which her views on life, death, and the afterlife were challenged, Blue Dream is a dreamy testament to ... Read More
On September 16th, the Brooklyn-based rock blues group She Keeps Bees, featuring Jessica Larrabee on vocals and guitar and Andy LaPlant on drums, will release their third album, Eight Houses on the label Future Gods. Listening to Eight Houses is a therapeutic experience. When Jessica Larrabee croons the soothing words of "Is What It Is", "Do not surrender/ It is what it is, it's that kind of life/You are worthy/I am worthy," she responds to the angst and ... Read More
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