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From our April/May 2018 issue, BUST's music editor Emily Nokes chooses the best new EPs and 7-inches:    Bipolar Lovers in Love EP by CUSI COYLLUR (Self-Released) Pianist, singer, and mental-health advocate Cusi Coyllur, aka Shannen Roberts, weaves her (now more important than ever) activism together with music, exploring healing via a collection of eight avant/experimental tracks on Bipolar Lovers in Love. Bipolar Lovers in Love (& Poem Zines) by Cusi Coyllur   Time EP by GHOST & THE CITY (Self-Released) Oakland neo-soul group Ghost & the City sets us up for warmer days...

Earlier this month, I filmed one of the greatest rock bands of all time, L7. The evening marked an important life moment, too—it was my first time seeing the band in concert, a fact that has been a deep source of shame as a longtime fan turned historian. I’m sure I’ve lied about this glaring ommission in the past, probably to validate my rock pedigree to some record store dude, so consider this my "coming clean" and day of redemption. I have interviewed women-identified rock musicians,...

Last weekend, Beyoncé stepped out on the Coachella stage and completely redefined what it means to be a headliner. Coachella has gained a reputation as one of the most well-known music festivals over its nineteen years. Every year, thousands flock to Indio, California, the home of the festival, to watch a plethora of musical guests and headliners, ranging from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, The Cure, Kanye West, to Lady Gaga. Despite the range of musical genres displayed by past headliners, Beyoncé is the first...

Lauryn Hill Is Going On Tour To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her Grammy-winning, debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill is going on tour. Variety reports that she’s starting in Virginia on July 5. You can purchase tickets and VIP experiences starting this Friday (April 20), and part of the proceeds will go to the MLH foundation. Starbucks is Closing Stores For Racial Bias Training Starbucks is trying to make amends after two black men were arrested while simply waiting for a friend in...

CAITLIN CANTY Motel Bouquet(Tone Tree Music)   Singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty has just released her fourth album, Motel Bouquet, recorded in music city, Nashville, TN. Canty has a mournful, ethereal, haunting, voice that sometimes resembles Norah Jones, Gillian Welch, and Chan Marshall (Cat Power). Her songs posses a feel of tough street smarts meets vulnerability and longing. Musically, the sound is based around Canty's acoustic guitar, and its lo-fi, Americana twang perfectly supports her heartfelt lyrics. Tracks like “Take Me For A Ride,” “Leaping Out,” and “Scattershot” brilliantly...

We've been huge fans of soul siren Betty Davis for awhile now, and we're very excited to see the new documentary, Betty — They Say I'm Different which will have it's US premiere at the Red Bull Music Festival on May 23rd. So we decided to dug up this interview we did with her back in 2007. Enjoy! Mention the name “Betty Davis” and most people will either comment on how good she was in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? or say that they liked that song...

Between Cardi B’s album drop and news that L7 will be releasing their first album in 20 years, it’s been an incredible week for music. Today, you can feast your ears and your eyes on Janelle Monáe’s sensual ode to the vagina, filled with lush vocals featuring Grimes and some soft lady loving between Monáe and Tessa Thompson. “Pynk” is the latest track from Monáe’s third album, Dirty Computer, which will be released April 27. Two other singles, “Django Jane” and the Prince-inspired bisexual anthem “Make...

The American grunge pioneers and total badasses L7 have announced their first album in 20 years coming Feb 2019. After releasing two hard-hitting singles, “Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago” and “I Came Back to Bitch,” along with their critically acclaimed documentary, L7: Pretend We’re Dead, the band is ready to come back to the music scene.  You can pre-order the album today on PledgeMusic, to support L7’s art. The band is offering fans an array of rewards from a signed limited edition “I Came Back To Bitch,” vintage...

Welcome to our music reviews from our April/May 2018 issue! Late March and April bring us new music from great artists like Frankie Cosmos, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, and Sunflower Bean.   FRANKIE COSMOSVessel(Sub Pop) Whether she’s writing about eating leftover rice late at night, her phone dying, or wasting time on a train, Frankie Cosmos songwriter Greta Kline has a knack for weaving poetry out of small, simple moments. Though she’s moved away from home recording, the prolific songwriter (Vessel marks her 52nd release and 3rd full-band...

Rachael Sage, a New York-based alt-pop artist, has returned with her 13th album Myopia. The album centers itself on the idea of self-assurance and being comfortable within one’s own skin, but with the current cultural climate, there is also a thread of paranoia. With a bold emphasis on Sage’s guitar playing, instead of her usual piano-driven work, and contributions from Hoboken-based guitarist James Mastro, this album is gritty, complex, and truly stands out from her other work. We're excited to premiere the single "Sistersong 2018"...