While reminiscent of introspective UK shoegaze groups like My Bloody Valentine and Lush, Roanoke, Virginia trio, Eternal Summers’ sound on their brand new album, The Drop Beneath, shouldn't be so simply defined.
Eternal Summers have been described as post punk and minimal pop, but the sound on The Drop Beneath includes a pretty edgy dream pop tone that is totally dark and deliberate. It just happens to be one of those (often rare) albums that is a ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen
in Boob Tube
on Jan 31, 2014
You should already be a learned fan of St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark), synth-y solo artist extraordinaire – but in case you're not, the singer's new self-titled album is set to hit stores this February 24th. Already carrying heavy stamps of approval from Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen at NPR, the new set of songs is highly influenced by our current digital culture; there's a dance-y bass line ribboning through singles like below's "Digital ... Read More
Kanye West’s new “Bound 2” video has been criticized for featuring a nude Kim Kardashian, with whom he suggestively canoodles. To be blunt, it seems a lot like she’s just there for some eye-candy. But Flavorwire’s Lillian Ruiz would disagree, suggesting that Kanye’s portrayal of female sexuality is “unusually complex” because “there is no Madonna and no whore in this narrative.” In other ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 12, 2013
After a several-year hiatus, British pop goddess and former BUST covergirl Lily Allen is back with an incredibly awesome video for her new single, “Hard Out Here.”
Directed by Christopher Sweeney, the video tackles sexism in the music industry through Allen’s signature blunt sarcasm, addressing tired gender roles and expectations with lines like, “If you’re not a size 6 and you’re not good looking / Then well you better be rich, ... Read More
Yoko Ono's newest video for her track "Bad Dancer" is what all music videos should aspire to be: part funky-fresh music, part all-star dance-party, part totally WTF-worthy. It's essentially what would happen if a bunch of kickass musicians got together for a high school art project.
In the clip, she and her crew--featuring Ira Glass, Questlove, and Roberta Flack among others--get weird in what appears to be Andy Warhol's Factory (but without cocaine on ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Oct 25, 2013
Never fear, this video will brighten even the dullest of slow-moving Fridays! Filmed by a parent at a preschool dance recital, the video showcases a little girl who forgoes the choreographed dance on stage, choosing to instead bust out her own moves and be all around amazing. While her counterparts determinedly (and rather solemnly) attempt to follow the beat of the song “Broadway Baby” from the musical Follies, this energetic toddler bounces about, ... Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Oct 02, 2013
Need some advice? No worries because comedian/writer Tig Notaro has you covered. In Rookie's Ask a Grown Woman, Tig answers some hard questions from readers and wows us all with her wisdom and, of course, humor.
Grab a tissue or something to write with because her advice is simply perfect.
If you would like to submit a question to Rookie's Ask a Grown, email it to email@example.com with "Ask a Grown Man" or "Ask a Grown Woman" in ... Read More
If you haven't checked out Goldfrapp's latest album Tales of Us, I only have one thing to say to you: DO IT! It's mystical, it's groovy, it's everything you would expect from someone whose wardrobe is primarily feather-based.
Last night, to promote the new release, Goldfrapp appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and consequently blew our minds with her performance of her track "Drew."
Here, let me pick up your jaw from the floor for ... Read More
Just a few short months ago, Naama Bloom was operating her small business from her Brooklyn apartment. She had the concept: her company, HelloFlo, delivers monthly tampons and pads to subscribers. Meant in part to ease pubescent girls’ transition into menstruation, the packages come in various sizes and quantities, which include tasty treats to help make periods a little more fun. Bloom’s company was far from the growing empire it is today and ... Read More
I know, I know, we’re all sick of talking about Miley Cyrus. Regardless of the obvious cultural appropriation and insensitivity she displayed at the VMA’s with her twerk debacle, the debate on whether or not her overt sexuality is empowering (or degrading) continues.
Today, she released her new video for her song “Wrecking Ball.” In the song, she describes the heartbreak and loss that can come with truly falling in love with ... Read More