BY Bee Gray
on Apr 16, 2015
Driving with the windows down on a road trip, feeling the wind flipping through your hair, or curled up in a ball on your bed after a terrible break-up... there is one thing that probably remains the same: a musical soundtrack. The musicians who affect us the most are the ones who get us out of dark times, see us through, and allow us celebrate our joy. It’s a beautiful feeling to find a female musician who can be your confidant and cheerleader; whose work mirrors you and teaches you.
But sometimes our favorite musicians stop making music to pursue other careers. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Jan 06, 2015
Blistering musical auteur and former BUST cover girl PJ Harvey is all set to lay down her new album—over the course of a month-long exhibit entitled Recording in Progress, and in front of a live audience. After a nearly four-year recording hiatus following the release of 2011’s Let England Shake (which also won her a second Mercury Prize, nbd), Harvey’s newest endeavor and tenth record will waver between a studio LP and a live album. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Nov 25, 2014
American indie folk artist, Angel Olsen, debuted a new video last week for “Windows,” the lament that closes her 2014 album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. The deluxe edition of the album, featuring five bonus tracks, was also released last week on Jagjaguwar.
For the video, Olsen collaborated with director Rick Alverson (who has previously worked with Sharon Van Etten and Bonnie “Prince” Billy), saying "I gave him total freedom to set the tone and I wanted only to be present within it. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Nov 18, 2014
Babes in Toyland are back! Once dubbed "foxcore" by Thurston Moore -- a label the Babes did not appreciate, the Minneapolis-based, babydoll dress-wearing, punk power trio that ground guts onstage in the nineties have reunited their Fontenella-era lineup for a show, presumably to kick off a bitchin' tour, in L.A. at the Roxy on February 12th.
The 18 years since Kat Bjelland, Maureen Herman and Lori Barbero last stepped on stage together cannot be described as silent. Babes in Toyland influenced legions of musicians to rage and riot, including Sleater-Kinney and Bikini Kill. Read More
Ever since Taylor Swift entered the music industry, there has been a running joke in the media about her being a serial dater, emotional and, of course, if a boy breaks up with her, she will write a song about it, dammit.
In her new video for “Blank Space,” directed by Joseph Kahn, Swift appropriates the persona created by the media and personifies her lyrics, “Darling, I’m a nightmare/dressed like a daydream.”
Swift has shed her bouncy curls and Love Story-era dreams and owns this cray personality and takes matters into her own hands. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Sep 16, 2014
Frequent BUST contributor and all around badass lady Mish Way proved once and for all that she is not one for taking sexist hecklers lightly. The White Lung singer and her band played a Red Bull Sound Select show at Palisades, a Brooklyn club, last night along with Power Trip and Sick Feeling. After a few minutes of the first song, some balding bro in the front decided to start, as Way claims on her Twitter account, calling her a cunt and flipping her the bird. Read More
on Sep 02, 2014
Music is a very male-dominated industry, and when women do rise to prominence they are often pitted against and compared to each other, despite the fact that each queen is a unique snowflake and should be treated as such.
But once in a blue moon, all the stars align and three or more female powerhouses collaborate to create a club-banger that reminds the boys that these divas are not only fierce, but borderline superhuman when they work together. You better work, ladies. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Sep 02, 2014
Zola Jesus is bigger than… well, you know. And if you don't, allow me to enlighten you with her brand new video for her song "Dangerous Days." Her music style is definitely cooler, darker and far more nuanced than many artists performing today, and I think we definitely all want to get lost within the spooky, mysterious world she so skillfully creates.
The song itself is from her upcoming album TAIGA, to be released this October, and ventures further into the realm of pop than any of her previous work. However, it is in no way any less organic or brooding. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 26, 2014
In surprising news of the day, Big Boi (of OutKast) is an obsessive Kate Bush fan. Unsurprisingly, so are many other musicians and writers and celebrities and regular people because Kate Bush is the shit. Even though the Spin article that catalogs Big Boi’s intense love is about three years old, it’s always worth reminding people of the dream musical collab that has yet to happen.
Nowadays, Bush is pretty busy. Tonight marks the first time she will be performing live in 35 years. Yep, 35 years. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Aug 05, 2014
What do you think a mix of a classically trained ex-opera singer, politically charged lyrics and dark rock sounds like? Probably not Emily Danger, but I can assure you, all of the ingredients are there and then some. This incredible Brooklyn-based band takes “dark cabaret rock” – a genre that you will want to spread like wildfire – to lengths you didn’t think were possible.
I chatted with the amazing Emily Danger herself, and I sat in awe as I unraveled more and more about the awesome feminist musician. Read More