BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 04, 2012
Today marks the release of a new remix package from Tori Amos and Peter Rauhofer. The four-track EP, Flavor - Peter Rauhofer Remixes, was culled from Amos’ most recent album, Gold Dust. Rauhofer is a club mix veteran, having created remixes for the likes of Madonna and Cher, and earning himself a few GRAMMYs along the way.
Gold Dust features new recordings of songs from Amos’ prolific repertoire, performed by the Metropole Orchestra. The Flavor EP, in turn, re-imagines these orchestral tracks for the dance floor. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Dec 04, 2012
Sosan Firooz, the first Afghani female rapper, has recently been hit with a spate of menacing text messages and phone calls demanding that she stop performing. “If your daughter appears on TV again,” one caller said to her mother, “we will cut off your head.” This seems nuts—but considering recent news from her home country, it doesn’t seem impossible. Sosan, 23, performs with her hair uncovered in front of both male and female audiences, and she openly criticizes the Taliban in her songs. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Nov 30, 2012
Four NYC indie rock darlings are coming together for Hurricane Sandy relief! A benefit concert on December 14th at Terminal 5 will donate all proceeds to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
Sleigh Bells, a duo from Brooklyn, will be blowing out our eardrums with their heavy brand of noise pop. They’ve now got two albums out and are working on a third with a possible release date in 2013.
With the release of their fourth studio album, Shields, Grizzly Bear proved that their experimental pop sound is still going strong. Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Nov 29, 2012
Austin-based duo and BUST favorite Agent Ribbons is back with a video for "Jamaica and the Wishing Shrine," a melancholy cut from their awesome EP Let Them Talk (released earlier this fall on Antenna Farm). Directed and shot by Jason Hood, the clip finds the band exploring an abandoned Coney Island, chasing seagulls through the streets, and writing messages in the sand. With its sun-streaked beach and carefree vibes, "Jamaica" is a dreamy, vintage-tinged cure for the winter blues. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Nov 20, 2012
It’s a sweltering summer day in New York City, pushing 100 degrees, when Paloma Faith and I decide to take a walk. Luckily, the 27-year-old British singer is, in her own way, dressed for it: she’s wearing a gorgeous two-piece sunsuit that’s straight out of the 1960s. She’s further armed with cat-eye sunglasses, a sky-high beehive, and her unique blend of smarts, sweetness, and grit. It’s her idea to do our interview out on the street. “I quite like walking,” she purrs. “It’s so nice out today. Read More