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  Grab the tissues and chocolate sweets (be they in bar or kiss form). The Vivian Girls are officially splitting up, and I'm still trying to process this information without turning into a puddle of sadness in the middle of work. Yes, after seven wonderful years filled with awesome music and the most enviable bangs, the band is calling it quits. They wrote on their website: Brooklyn, New York, March 2007: we started making music together and became what we ... Read More
  Riot Grrrl is not dead, and the kick-ass ladies from Sharkmuffin are here to prove it.  With their latest single "Quarter Machine," off their EP 1097 (streaming here), Tara Thiessen (vocals/guitar), Natalie Kirch (vocals/bass) and Janet LaBelle (drums) remind us that music can still be fun, wild and dangerous. Listening to the new single is like taking a time machine back to 1992, in the best possible way. They breathe life into teenage nostalgia and ... Read More
  We know that various media outlets like magazines and advertisements rely on providing unrealistic representations of the female face and form, leading to the objectification of women and an unhealthy global obsession with conventional good looks. In recent months, Photoshop gifs illustrating the extent to which models’ bodies are digitally altered have gone viral.    In the wake of the unsettling Lena Dunham/Jezebel controversy— in ... Read More
 No need to refresh your browser- this is not an editing error or a dream-like illusion of your feminist imagination. Musical heroines Pussy Riot will perform in Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on February 5.  Gather yourself. "We are happy to support Amnesty International's work on behalf of human rights and political prisoners," said  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the two ... Read More
Miley Cyrus can’t stop, and she won’t stop, and (let’s be honest) why should she?  Before the controversial singer embarks on her 38-city tour promoting her #1 album “Bangerz,” she will appear in her own “MTV Unplugged” special. Not sure how to feel about it yet, but the poster is promising. Over the past 25 years "Unplugged" has been the source of many iconic musical performances, showcasing super-star artists like ... Read More
AUSTRA — your new favorite eerie, Canadian dance band — has just released a third video from their critically-acclaimed second album, Olympia (Domino/ Paper Bag Records). This ghoulish anthem features stunning vocal feats from front woman Katie Stelmanis, and truly touching lyrics. Catch the new piece here.Image courtesy of justmusicthatilike.com If you like what you hear/see and are fortunate enough to be in flying ... Read More
We can’t get enough of Best Coast’s newest EP Fade Away, and it’s doing a decent job of holding us over until the next full-length...for now. Bethany’s uncanny ability to soothe our sorrows with her own brand of mellowed out surf-rock combined with brutally honest lyrics will never get old. Fade Away features more polished vocals, more womp-tastic songs about love and loss, and more hi-fi production value. We just couldn’t wait for ... Read More
I sometimes feel as though I was born in the wrong damn decade. While I may have caught myself in the timelessness of being barefoot and topless swaying to the positive energy of love and music (my fellow summertime folk and music festival attendees can relate), it’s hard not to wish myself into the original time and place of the peace and love drenched hippie movement. I spend my time reading books about the cities and people that influenced that time and ... Read More
Here in the BUST offices, we can never get enough of Fiona Apple, the songstress with the hauntingly beautiful voice that has kept us under her spell since her debut album back in 1996.  Because of this decades-long obsession, we were thrilled to hear her new love song, out just in time for Valentine's Day (or Single-And-Lovin-It Day). Apple and her sister Maude Maggart sing a cover of "I'm In The Middle Of A Riddle" for the upcoming Sweetheart 2014 ... Read More
  Are the winter blues getting you down? No fear, BUST favorites Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have a new album to keep you warm through the worst of the Polar Vortex. "Give the People What They Want," released yesterday, is full of the soul-funk music and high energy singing with which audiences and critics alike have fallen in love.   Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been giving the people what they want since the mid-90s with their electric live ... Read More