BY Marissa Dubecky
on Dec 11, 2014
Maybe we wish it wasn’t so groundbreaking at this point, but the truth is Hanna Brewer is a badass for doing what she’s doing: playing drums. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 05, 2014
There are many different ways to express and get hyped about sexuality. Knowing yourself, knowing your body, and knowing what feels gooooood is part of growing up, and it can be a never-ending process. Along with that process is the music you can jive to that uplifts you, boosts your confidence, and helps you realize, "oh, yeah, I like that."
Whether you like your music fast, slow, dirty, or just beautifully honest, there is a bit of all of that here. Thanks to wonderful BUSTies sharing their favorite sexual confidence songs that they can get down with, you can rock on with them, too. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 08, 2014
Karen O’s solo debut was stolen from her. Though Crush Songs, out today on Cult Records, is the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer’s first official solo album, fans have most likely already heard KO at Home, the 14 home-recorded songs that were posted on the Internet in 2006. Originally a private gift for TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, KO at Home was leaked when someone found the CD in Sitek’s apartment after he’d moved out.
In that context, it’s not surprising that the roll-out of Crush Songs has been marked by a certain protectiveness. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jun 25, 2014
Rock goddess (and former BUST cover gal) Karen O is releasing her first ever solo album. Yes, feel free to freak out!!!!
The upcoming release, entitled Crush Songs, will be released on September 9th through Julian Casablancas’ record label, Cult. In the meantime, the album can be preordered as a deluxe vinyl LP, complete with her lovely autograph.
Karen included a handwritten note (pictured above) with her press release, which reads, “When I was 27, I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. Read More
Amaze Babe Karen O, vocalist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and former BUST cover girl, will be performing the Oscar nominated original tune "The Moon Song" at the Academy Awards on March 2nd.
The awards mark her first time performing this song for a televised audience and we couldn't be more excited to see her bring the gorgeous new tune to life.
With the music written by Karen O and the lyrics by her and director Spike Jonze, "The Moon Song" is featured in Jonze’s film Her. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jun 24, 2013
One of the best compliments I ever received was, “You remind me of Karen O. Because you're so weird.” It seems that over time, however, we’ve both toned the weirdness down a notch, as you can see in the fresh new video for “Despair.” She IS wearing what seems to be a Hawaiian-tuxedo-meets-punk-bullfighter-costume, and that’s sufficiently quirky enough, I suppose. But I miss the days of red lamé superhero costumes, and terrifying, violent children filmed with a grainy filter.
Like, seriously, what the fuck. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Apr 29, 2013
It’s been four long years, but avant-punk trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs has returned with a trippier-than-ever LP to feed your inner art-school weirdo. The psychedelia-infused album pays homage to the band’s punk roots while weaving in the raw intensity of Show Your Bones andIt’s Blitz!-like electronica/dance beats. Mosquito boasts 11 dreamy tracks fueled by Karen O’s fiery yelps, Nick Zinner’s striking guitarwork, and Brian Chase’s complex percussive skills. Read More
BY Intern Maura
on Mar 05, 2012
Last October, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs co-created a not-quite-musical, not-quite-opera, performance-art spectacle called "Stop The Virgens." (It was billed as a "psycho-opera.") While it only ran for 10 days at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn, a making-of documentary about the project has just been released.Yes, a "performance-art spectacle" in a warehouse in Brooklyn sounds like a Portlandia sketch just waiting to happen, but after watching this documentary, I'm really disappointed that I missed seeing the show live. Read More
on Sep 28, 2010
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lauren and I recently quit my job in music marketing to return to my first love: writing. BUST has been so kind as to allow me a venue for this time of rediscovering that music can actually be awesome and not just a product to be shoved down people's throats. Currently my body is still sore from the combination of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's birthday show on Friday at Mercury Lounge and hanging out with BUST at the Maker Faire this weekend. Read More
BY Intern Stephanie G
on Feb 01, 2010
Oh Karen O, how we adore thee! It's easy to say we've got nothing but love for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, they graced the cover of BUST back in '06 and are still rocking our worlds to this day. With the release of It's Blitz in 2009, the New York City trio presented fans with something a bit different from their previous guitar-driven garage sound; an album full of synth, glitter, and sweaty dance-all-night tracks.
In the video for "Skeletons", we see a somewhat softer, slightly spooky side of the band: ghostly images of cemeteries, monochromatic visuals, and Victorian-era meets Elvira garb. Read More