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It’s been nearly four years since Phoenix released their award-winning album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. This April will bring the release of their follow-up LP, Bankrupt! from Glassnote Records. They have been posting tantalizing teasers on their website, but yesterday they finally revealed a video for their debut track “Entertainment.” Check it out below. It’s eighties influence is definitely showing: think Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Hong Kong Garden,” with a modern Versaille twist. Thomas Mars’ characteristic vocals lead the musical romp through layers of synth, and danceable...
Jessica Valenti is sick and tired of the question, “Why are you so angry?” We’re all aware of the “angry feminist” stereotype that’s been bandied about for decades; anger and aggression are prominent qualities of the caricature version of feminism. This unfair and false characterization is often invoked by those who would silence the voices of feminists, dismissing their views as irrational or otherwise invalid.  During a luncheon held by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast on the occasion of Roe v. Wade's fortieth anniversary, Valenti discussed her...
Today the staff of BUST is teaming up with the awesome gals at Modcloth to share some of our recent inspirations, ideas, and everything in between on their Tumblr site! Check us out on Modcloth's Tumblr today (2/19) and on their twitter  feed tomorrow (2/20) for a live chat with BUST Managing Editor Emily Rems and BUST Senior Editor Molly Simms from noon to 1 p.m. PST via #modchat. See you on the Interwebs! ...
Alexa Wilding, one of BUST's favorite singer/songwriters, has recorded a new cover of "Wicked Game" with her friends Erika Spring and Heather D'Angelo of Au Revoir Simone. Called the "neo Stevie Nicks" by the New York Times, Wilding infuses Chris Isaak's tune with dreamy vocals, and Spring's twanging dulcimer lends the track a subtle haunted quality.  Check out the cover on Soundcloud, and while you're there, take a listen to Alexa Wilding's newly released album, Coral Dust, which you can stream online. Here's one particularly awesome tune: {http://soundcloud.com/alexawilding/stallion} Alexa will also...
C-SPAN has a pretty cool Presidents Day gift for us all. The network, along with the White House Historical Association, is producing a year-long series of documentaries about the first ladies of America. Each woman will have an episode devoted to her life, beginning with Martha Washington on February 25th and finishing up with Michelle Obama in February 2014, with a special preview episode airing tonight at 9 p.m. Mark Farkas, an Executive Producer at C-SPAN, is especially interested in how each first lady has influenced policy...