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When asked about VILLAINS, the new album from Queens of the Stone Age, frontman Josh Homme said, "I like to dance," and this album proves it. The crisp, funky sound may seem like a departure from the Queens you know and love, but if you go back to their self-titled debut album, you’ll find all the makings of those grooves. That signature hip-shaking sound is most evident in their single “The Way You Used To Do,” which will keep your toes tapping long after the...

  Gabrielle Kwarteng is an award-winning DJ based here in Brooklyn, NY. Soul, funk, and disco are her areas of expertise and she seriously knows how to make you forget about your troubles and transport you to a nightclub in the '70s. I was lucky enough to ask her a few questions about her musical background and experiences breaking into the DJ scene. Gabrielle, you’ve been DJing professionally all over NYC for a few years now. First off, how did you first get into records? Admittedly, I didn’t...

  Here at BUST, we bring you music reviews every issue. Peep the most recent releases from our August/September 2017 issue right here, featuring new music from L.A. Witch, Zola Jesus, Domino Kirke and more. Plus, scroll down to find our Spotify playlist, and check out the rest of our August/September issue album reviews right here. ZOLA JESUSOkovi(Sacred Bones Records)Okovi means “shackles” in Slovak, and the latest album from electronic phenom Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova), is a wild, spiritual reckoning with all those things that...

  Jessi Zazu, singer, guitarist, and co-founder of the band Those Darlins, passed away Tuesday at age 28. Zazu succumbed to cervical cancer. Zazu entered the Nashville music scene as a teenager and formed Those Darlins in 2008. Those Darlins produced three albums during their time together and gained a local fan base that spread across the U.S. as the group began touring. The band's music captured a blend of country, punk, and rock.   “She maintained a sense of humor and a commanding presence up until and...

  This time last year, fans were bumping the highly anticipated mixtape 1992 by Princess Nokia. Today, Princess Nokia re-released the project, but this time through her label Rough Trade Records and as a deluxe album. If 1992 the mixtape was a love letter to life in New York City for ’90s babies who grew up in the ’00s, then 1992 the album is sort of like a P.S. of eight additional tracks:   Bart SimpsonTomboyKitanaBrujasMineExcellentSaggy Denim ft. WikiGreen LineABCs of New York *Goth Kid *Receipts *G.O.A.T. *Brick City...

Indie-Rock Superstar Neko Case Invites Us Inside Her Cozy Vermont Farmhouse And Opens Up About Depression, Dogs, And Doing What She Loves   "When you’ve got a barn, you’ve got a place to skate in the winter,” says Neko Case, explaining why there’s a full-sized skateboard half-pipe in the barn on her property. It’s not actually hers — it belongs to her roommate and best friend, “Stuntman Nate” — but the half-pipe is only one of many weird, amazing artifacts scattered around her Vermont farm, where Case...

  Alex Lahey’s “Every Day’s The Weekend” will make you feel like Saturday every day. “Fuck work, you’re here/Every day’s the weekend,” she sings. And with the jobs featured in her music video, you can’t really blame her for the sentiment. The Australian singer-songwriter takes us through shitty, albeit interesting, jobs ranging from a sleepy pickle inspector to a disappointing cake decorator. The video is super adorable, and the song is definitely dance-party worthy.    This pop-rock single is an ode to wanting the weekend to last forever with someone...

It’s official! Solange will be directing the music video for SZA’s “The Weekend” off her album Ctrl! SZA confirmed with USA Today what fans had been hoping for for months. When Solange and SZA planned a hangout on social media in July, fans knew something amazing was on the way. Solange posted a video of her lip syncing to SZA’s Love Galore on Instagram, and SZA tweeted her fangirling over the video and proposing they meet up.   Now, they're going to combine their creative genius and...

After a four year hiatus, New York-based electro-pop band the Blow is back with a new album, Brand New Abyss. Today, we're excited to premiere the video for the Blow's latest single, "The Woman You Want Her To Be." “It’s been a long deep journey and we are very (very) excited to be back in the world of people and to share all these crazy sounds we’ve made. The feeling of the world around us has changed some during the time that we’ve been working, and the...

  Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park exploded with color, exuberance and sound as revelers lit the scene for the annual Afropunk Festival this weekend. Dubbed the “other” black experience, the gathering has detonated since its inception in 2005, attracting renowned artists and a variegated crowd of local and international revelers. Outstanding headliners such as Solange, SZA, Gary Clark Jr. and Anderson Paak are obvious attractions, but social action, from incentives that allow attendees to earn tickets by performing community service to a rigorous recycling program, has always...