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After an especially traumatic breakup, Islands frontman Nick Thorburn moved from New York to Los Angeles, looking to find solace in a new environment. On Valentine’s Day of last year, Thorburn sat down at a piano and began to play what would become A Sleep & A Forgetting (out now on Anti-), an album in which Thorburn exorcises the demons of his heartbreak, showing both despair and forward-looking optimism. Recorded in just two weeks, the album is less tight than Islands’ previous work, which is...
As you are making your plans to celebrate Women’s History Month this March, make sure you tell all your friends that your Saturday nights are booked.  “Her Take,” a blend of remarkable films by women, will be presented every Saturday this March at 8 pm eastern time on the Documentary Channel (DOC).  In an industry that is so often not unkind to women filmmakers, it is beyond beautiful that he Documentary channel is taking the month to celebrate five women and their brilliant films. [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYp3PgpiPas 425x344] The...
I love sneakers! They make me think of summers spent running around in shorts, climbing down rocky shores to sunbathe by a lake.  They're no-nonsense in the way they help you get shit done, but it's awesome when sneakers can be fashionable too. Here at BUST, we're vibing pretty hard on these new sneaks from Gravis's collaboration with Brooklyn artist Dan Funderburgh. They have the same effortless L.A. style we've come to love from Gravis with an added femme flare.  Too cute! Let the countdown to...
When this Finnish HIV/AIDS awareness ad came out, it sparked a lot of controversy: was it empowering or was it slut-shaming? Was it slut-shaming, or female-shaming in general? Just because there is another ad with a man on it, does that make it okay? I'm still not completely sure. At first I was shocked and disgusted by the ad--it's been traveling the Tumblr circuit recently, which is where I first came across it--because the objectification of the woman (at first) seemed so obvious. I reblogged...
  I love Florence + The Machine. BUST loves Florence, too; she was on the cover of our Jun/Jul 2011 “Women Who Rock” issue.  Actually, at this point in her career it is safe to say that everyone loves Florence + the Machine. “Shake it Out,” the first single off  her latest album Ceremonials, has 10 million-plus views on YouTube-- if you're not one of the 10 million who have seen it, watch it now: [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbN0nX61rIs 425x344] Great, right? It’s like the song of my life right now, since I...