BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Jan 17, 2014 |
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
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Jan 16, 2014 |
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
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Jan 15, 2014 |
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
BY Andrea Stopa in Music Stuff on Jan 13, 2014 |
We've blogged (gushed?) about her before - Dachiya Atkinson, the six-going-on-seven year old badass B-girl who has skills that will make you tear up with joy and envy. How can she be so cool?!Check out her feature in the music video for "Platoon" by Jungle. The tracksuit...the nodding...the effortless coolness! This tiny package of unlimited fierceness has confidence that I aspire to. Cheers to you B-Girl Terra, and to my 8th ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Music Stuff on Jan 10, 2014 |
Scottish synth-poppers Chvrches (try saying that five times fast...) paid a lovely tribute to Janelle Monae's hit single "Tightrope" during Billboard's recent "Women In Music" event, and a clip of that performance is now online!
If you weren't already a fan of lead singer Lauren Mayberry's high, haunting soprano, recall that she's a fiercely loud opponent to sexism in the music industry. We reported on her defense of the female artist in an October ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed in Music Stuff on Jan 07, 2014 |
I know we all live in a perpetual state of watching/talking about/admiring Beyoncé, Beyoncé, and the cult of Beyoncé, but what's St. Bey up to herself? Turns out she's watching covers of her own songs, and she took to Facebook to post a pretty fantastic one by sister duo Chloe and Halle.
Chloe and Halle cover "Pretty Hurts" from Ms. B's new album, and augment it with gorgeous harmonies and simple piano. It's a very grown-up song for sisters ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Jan 03, 2014 |
You couldn’t put Mariel Maher into a metaphorical box if you tried. Maher, AKA Seasick Mama, isn’t going to settle for just one type of sound, instrument, musical influence, collaborator, or hair color for that matter. Maher is all about experimentation and trying new things, and it’s working out pretty well so far. With no vocal training, Seasick Mama made her debut onto the scene with her electro-poppy Dead Like Money EP back in February. In ... Read More
BY Shannon Iggy in Music Stuff on Jan 02, 2014 |
2014 may just be the year in which our favorite pop divas start working together instead of trying to tear each other apart, or at least I hope it is! While you were primping for your New Year’s Eve party, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera made a major power play.
After their epic duet on The Voice (see below), Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera released a studio version of “Do What U Want” at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Lady Gaga ... Read More
We know, we know. It's already New Year's Eve, so what do you want with another year-end list? To be honest, Laurie and I meant to do this weeks ago, but the traditional list-making season fell smack in the middle of our traditional February/March print deadline, so you can guess what took precedence. But think of all the things you can do with this appropriately timed year-end list: Play it tonight at your New Year's house party! Listen to it in its entirety ... Read More