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Seattle-based self-described “whoa-pop” progressive punk group Gazebos’ debut album Die Alone is out today, and here at BUST we're thrilled to premiere their new music video. The band formed in 2014 and have been known in the Seattle scene for their rambunctious performances and funny sensibility. Gazebos is the type of band that can make a statement and have an opinion while also maintaining a level of joy and a smart, witty sense of humor. Frontwoman and lyricist Shannon Perry has a powerful, expressive voice that...
Ra Ra Riot’s fourth album, Need Your Light, is an excellent addition to the group’s solid discography. The Syracuse-based band continues to produce albums that expand their indie electro-rock sound without changing it into something unrecognizable.Lead singer Wes Miles has one of the most pleasing indie rock voices of the decade, up there with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. He possesses a gorgeous tenor voice and a falsetto to be reckoned with. The single “Water,” featuring Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend, is the album’s best...
Looking for the perfect way to celebrate #NationDrinkWineDay? There is no better way than gather all your ladies and having a WINEona Ryder movie night. When planning a flawless WINEona marathon, it is important to pair the proper wines to fit the myriad of emotions you are going to be feeling. It’s also key to pace yourself so you don’t end up drunk and alone sobbing on your couch watching Girl, Interrupted at 3 am. First up, my favorite, Edward Scissorhands paired with a nice...
BUST covergirl, SNL cast member and generally dazzling human Aidy Bryant’s new short film Darby Forever is out today on Vimeo. The short chronicles a week in the life of Darby, a crafty, imaginative, if-not slightly socially awkward clerk at the Bobbins & Notions fabric store.  When talking about the experience she had shooting the film in L.A. in her cover story, Bryant told BUST, “I just couldn’t stop crying. I was just, like, lightly crying every hour and half basically.” And when you watch it you...
I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance. bell hooks is an American author, feminist, and social activist. She was born Gloria Jean Watkins on September 25, 1952 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to a working-class family. She attended a segregated public school and eventually endured a difficult transition to an integrated school where teachers and students were predominately white. According to hooks, the rural, black community she grew up in turned the hardships...