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I’m convinced that the French band Ödland is made of pure magic. Comprised of members Alizée Bingöllü, Lorenzo Papace, Lea Bingöllü, and Isabelle Royet-Journoud, their sound is at times ethereal and haunting--conjuring up images of ghosts and fairies in foggy fields--and at other times childlike and playful, reminiscent of hopscotch and make-believe. With the use of a variety of instruments, including the musical saw and children’s toys (think percussive Old MacDonald songbook meows and moos), their music is beautiful and a little bizarre. Read More
    Dear BUST blog readers who either live in Paris or are currently visiting: I am extremely envious of you! As if I needed another reason to dream about flying over to the lovely land of France, I just read on one of my favorite go-to art blogs, BOOOOOOOM, about an incredible gallery opening. Sure, New York is nice and well, but it’s gloomy and rainy today and the idea of walking along cobblestone roads with some fresh bread in hand on my way to an art show doesn’t sound all that bad. Read More
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four years since New Zealand’s Ladyhawke, otherwise known as Pip Brown, burst onto the scene with her immensely danceable debut record, but her second album Anxiety will make you forget she ever left. “Girl Like Me” starts things off with a Metric-inspired bang, with Brown’s smoky vocals cascading over layers of snappy drums and punchy bass lines. First single “Black White & Blue” begins as a relatively mellow head bopper but quickly erupts into a triumphant chorus of synthesizers and guitars. Read More
It's been a long time since the days of Salt & Pepa, with their trusty DJ Spinderella bringing it on the turntables. But female DJs are still bringing it hard, with one of my favorites spinning right now being DJ SoSuperSam. Her off-the-tables name is Samantha Duenas. You might know her from a couple different projects, as she is kind of a Jill of all trades. She worked publicity in LA and frequently guest blogs around the internet about all things style. Most recently, she's been on tour as Childish Gambino's (Donald Glover, or Troy on Community) trusty DJ. Read More
Last week we sadly lost one of the best disco singers ever, Donna Summer, and we want to take a minute to honor this immensely talented lady. She sassily and powerfully sang to us that “she works hard for the money, so you’d better treat her right” and that she was “lookin’ for some hot stuff, baby, this evening," as she kept us dancing the night away. Read More
Need the perfect present for the pal that has everything? Already bought them that side table that doubles as a dog cage from SkyMall for their last birthday? Try giving them a tape with your original song poem! According to the now-defunct site Altered Zones (R.I.P.), song poetry has been around since at least the 1940s. Song poems gave average folks an opportunity to have their poems/lyrics made into real (but not always real good) songs by modern musicians, with the promise of potentially “breaking into the music industry. Read More
Lady Gaga is known for her preposterous outfits (both on and off stage), her risqué dance moves, and her support of the LGBT community. Now the pop star will be known for being the first foreign artist to be denied a concert permit by the Indonesian authorities. According to the Jakarta Post, authorities cancelled Lady Gaga’s June 3rd concert because various groups were afraid that the singer’s sessy dance moves and nearly nonexistent outfits would corrupt young concertgoers. Read More
I felt hella good when I saw this video announcement from the members of No Doubt: You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video The new album comes out September 25th! It’s been over 10 years since the California-based band released a new album. In 2004, they took a hiatus to pursue solo projects and since then, die-hard No Doubt fans have waited for the day when the band would reunite and make music again. I saw them perform in summer 2009, and it was just a reminder of how well these four work together, and what an amazing dynamic they have on stage. Read More
Despite her recent forays into poppier territory, Norah Jones still calls to mind the image of a young chanteuse churning out wise-beyond-her-years jazz tunes in a downtown club. On her fifth album Little Broken Hearts, she’s still downtown, but she’s traded the jazz club for a hip, hole-in-the-wall pub. After working with him on 2011’s Rome, Jones reteamed with Danger Mouse as her producer, and his indie, hip-hop influence is all over this release. Read More
It’s no secret that we love us some tough ladies here at BUST. So Melanie Fiona’s latest video for her track “Watch Me Work” is right up our alley. The video is a jarring, fast-paced mash-up of TV and movie clips. It features iconic ladies in pop-culture like Pam Grier in Coffy, the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in Kill Bill, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in their “Bitches get stuff done!” clip from SNL, and Tracie Thoms in Death Proof, making the video practically scream female badassery. Read More