BY Tess Duncan
on May 15, 2014
I first got stoked on post-punk DC band Priests when I heard “USA (Incantations)” off their EP Tape Two. It’s less of a song than it is a spoken word statement that outlines exactly how our country was wrongly built upon a constitution designed solely by rich, white, landowning men. The narrator recites facts and statistics that demonstrate how the US is built upon a false idea of freedom and fairness, yet popular culture and public education reinforces the opposite sentiment. Priests cleverly dub this “he hit me and it felt like a kiss logic. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on May 14, 2014
The Julie Ruin has been forced to cancel tour dates on their North American and European tours in the upcoming months due to vocalist Kathleen Hanna’s ongoing fight with Lyme Disease. The singer first opened up to SPIN Magazine last year about her experience battling the disease, which required her to wear an internal IV inside her arm to more effectively deliver medicine closer to her heart. Hanna’s current treatment will take three months, according to a press release, and requires her to stay in one place. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Apr 25, 2014
It does not come to a surprise that Norway has nurtured yet another electro-pop gem; quintet, Highasakite, led by the fervent vox of Ingrid Helene Håvik, has finally reached U.S. soil and they're already blossoming.
Norway's capital, Oslo, being renowned for its eclectic music scene, was a rich and resourceful environment for the band's innovative sound. Highasakite was born out of the members' involvement in Oslo's jazz scene, where lead vocalist Håvik and Trond Bersu first met. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Mar 31, 2014
San Francisco based singer/songwriter, Rykarda Parasol, has teamed up with multi-talented L.A. producer, musician, and singer, Dante White Aliano for the remix of "Your Arrondissement Or Mine?" one of the many great tracks of off Ms. Parasol’s latest album Against The Sun (BUST #82 Music Review, Aug/Sep 2013 issue).
Dante White Aliano is best known for his bands Dante Vs Zombies and Starlite Desperation, and Rykarda and Dante have also recorded a duet for her fourth forthcoming album, scheduled to be released in 2015 and available on iTunes and Spotify. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on Mar 28, 2014
The Swedish electronic group has added more US dates to their tour schedule, after an amazing response to their "Late Show" performance with David Letterman, and a run at SXSW.
“Following appearances at Coachella and Canadian Music Week, Little Dragon will continue on the festival circuit with an appearance at Bonnaroo 2014. The band will run through the Southern US and will finish up this string of dates with a show at New York City's Terminal 5. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on Feb 14, 2014
Tickets go on sale today for four intimate solo shows with FEIST — whose 2011 album Metals won attention and praise from Pitchfork, The New York Times, and various smaller zines. While this body of work is less pop-y than her previous albums, make no mistake: this lady's songwriting skills have only improved with time.
For the woefully uninformed, Feist (,Leslie) is a Canadian musician with with deep roots in early-aughts indie rock. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on Jul 18, 2013
CocoRosie has floated out of your day dreams and back into your life with the release of their fifth album, Tales of a Grass Widow. The pair's latest video release, "Child Bride," is a striking portrait that depicts just what you're hoping it doesn't.
Directed by Emma Freeman, the vid follows a young member of a rural cult as she's dressed up and sent off with a creepy elder to be his bride. She stares longingly out from her new homestead and mouths: "Whose little girl am I? / The man with the dark hat will take me home tonight / I washed my body... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 30, 2013
Back in the '90s, Massachusetts native Melissa Ferrick began her prolific career as a solo alt-country artist. As an openly gay singer-songwriter, she gained popularity in the LGBT community with her songs about her love life and personal struggles. Ferrick has been working tirelessly, releasing an album almost every year consecutively since 1993 and now teaching courses at Berklee College of Music. She's showing absolutely no signs of stopping, with her latest record the truth is set for release June 4th. Plus she's about to leave on a big-ass tour that'll last until December! Shit's cray. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Mar 19, 2013
Founding Blondie member Chris Stein is releasing vintage photos of the band online starting this week. Some of the pictures are from the beginning era of the iconic rock band’s career, some were taken on tour, and some are of them chillin’ with friends like Andy Warhol and Joan Jett. When asked about the shots, Stein reflected, “There was a lot of cool stuff happening in the late 70s and I was lucky enough to be in the middle of it with a camera. Posting them online and having them reach a new, younger generation of fans is really cool. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Mar 05, 2013
Kate Nash's new album, Girl Talk, drops in the U.S. today. If that news alone isn't enough to get you psyched, check out this new video for "Girl Gang", Nash's deviant cover of "Cocaine" by Fidlar. Read More