BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 07, 2013
Itching for some nostalgia drenched lyrics and sun bleached tunes? Luckily, America’s favorite manic pixie dream girl Zooey Deschanel and guitarist M. Ward have made another album as She & Him. Volume 3, which will be released on May 7th, is sure to feature the vintage pop style that She & Him do best, layering Deschanel’s sweet vocals over Ward’s masterful melodies. The album’s first single dropped today on Youtube and iTunes. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 05, 2013
MS MR have just released their first official music video! The video is for their latest track, “Fantasy”, off their upcoming album Second Hand Rapture, which will be available on May 14th. The video was shot is Jamaica, Queens, and features a slew of fractured fantasies being played out—dismembered hands, cheerleaders puking glitter, drum flash mobs, the works.
The duo behind MS MR is Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow, who played sold-out shows in NYC and LA this year. You’ll also be able to catch them at the upcoming SXSW festival. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Dec 04, 2012
It’s no secret that we love Angel Haze here at BUST. She’s one of the most versatile hip-hop artists out there, unafraid to tackle deep sadness or go ovaries-to-the-wall aggressive with her lyrics. Now she’s trying her hand at house: “Hell Could Freeze”, a new collab with London-based drum-and-bass quartet Rudimental, is a moodily gorgeous track that navigates the ups and downs of love.
Angel’s rap is still on point, but her fuzzed-out hook, layered over an alternately shimmery and spazzy beat, is the gorgeous centerpiece that holds the track together. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 23, 2012
Here’s a pop of psychedelic joy to brighten up your gloomy Tuesday!
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sami Akbari, who performs as sami.the.great, has just released a video for her throwback single “Hear Me Now”.
Sami’s twee-yet-powerful voice and charmingly introspective songwriting usually bring Ingrid Michaelson to mind, but she puts on her Nancy Sinatra hat (or, more appropriately, flip wig) for this upbeat track. The video matches the deliriously fuzzy girl-group vibe with a heaping helping of lo-fi animation. Read More
BY Intern Chrislande
on Mar 19, 2012
I forget that men are also affected by the culture that preaches coupling and romance over single life. Though the statistics are proving that we—lady and boy—Americans are living la vida solo more and more, our cultural anxieties to find “the one” and to be in a “together” has not stopped. And that is where New York based comedian/actor/writer Rob Michael Hugel comes in. He takes the deep neurosis of a young, single, relationship-loving man and makes it into comedic gold. Read More
BY Intern Candice
on Sep 09, 2011
So, anyone of you heard of Peggy Sue yet? If not, you're in for a treat. Your ears will thank you and so will your soul. Close your eyes and listen as the bass and guitars pulse through you and the drums go in time to the beating of your heart. Yeah, they're that intoxicating. So get sucked in.
Here's the new video for their single "Song and Dance" off of their album Acrobats set to release on October 25th via Yep Roc Records. I'm sure they'll be making their way to your iTunes before then, though. Read More
on Sep 07, 2011
OK, I know we just posted about U.K. foursome Veronica Falls last month, but I’m crushing so hard on them, I just have to share this new vid for “Bad Feeling” (directed by Philippa Bloomfield), the first single off of their LONG-awaited debut LP. Veronica Falls hits your earholes on September 20, and of course it’s coming out on Slumberland Records, one of the best indie labels out there. Their moody, garage-y pop is just what you need today, trust. Read More
BY Intern Candice
on Aug 16, 2011
After not gracing us with her musical presence (no pun intended) for 22 years, the world, well, the U.S. is getting a new album from acclaimed, singer songwriter, and actress Grace Jones thanks to [PIAS] America. The new album will be called Hurricane and is produced by Ivor Guest as well as Jones herself. It will include the hits "Williams' Blood" and "Corporate Cannibal" that garnered some major props when it was released in the U.K. and Europe back in 2009. You can listen to the track "Well Well Well" off the bonus disc and download it below. Read More
on Mar 03, 2011
I won’t lie, you will definitely find Lil Wayne in my iTunes library, but these fabulous little ladies of Watoto From the Nile do make a point. In fact, most of today’s hip-hop is overloaded with misogynistic lyrics and Lil Wayne is guilty. Their song “Letter to Lil Wayne,” is recorded over his track “Single” where their innocent voices challenge his inappropriate behavior and disrespect to women.
These girls who, by the way, are really freaking cute, sing “my daddy tells me I’m a queen, but you call women other things. Read More