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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A MemoirBy Carrie Brownstein(Riverhead Books) The ’90s were an exciting time for feminism as the riot grrrl movement gave women a voice, both musically and politically. Among the bands of that era with the most staying power was Sleater-Kinney, a group whose skill and inventiveness earned them a devoted following for more than a decade. Read More
Deap Vally is an LA-based rock duo made up of guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Troy and drummer and vocalist Julie Edwards. The duo formed in 2011, after the two women met at a crochet class, which is a totally rad band meet-cute. Deap Vally has been describes as "a scuzzy White Stripes-meets Led Zeppelin rock and roll duo."  Earlier this month, Troy and Edwards released a video for their newest song "Royal Jelly," featuring supermodel and fellow musician Georgia May Jagger. We have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the live performance here. Read More
  Electronic musician and producer (and former BUST cover girl) Grimes (a/k/a Claire Boucher) made a landmark record with 2012’s Visions, a DIY, feminist work of art that took inspiration from such varied sources as Nine Inch Nails and Mariah Carey. Her new album, the much-anticipated follow-up Art Angels, is more focused in its scope: pure pop for 2015.   Tracks like “Kill V. Maim” and “Venus Fly,” the latter of which features Janelle Monáe, are like dubstep fight songs for a fierce, alternative girl gang. Read More
Misdemeanor's in the house! And we couldn't be more excited. For the first time in seven years, Missy Elliott has a new music video out for her song, "WTF (Where They From)," featuring Pharrell Williams. The video from Atlantic Records dropped at 9 a.m. today, and it has us like:  With a futuristic, sparkly silver outfit (and lipstick)...   ...hip-hop dancing Pharrell and Missy Elliott marionettes... ...a Segway scooter... ...and all kinds of general badassery, this video was worth the seven-year wait.    Stop what you are doing and watch it now. Read More
The riot grrrl icon teamed up with Hunx and his Punx frontman, Seth Bogart, to create this masterpiece of surreal bubblegum pop-meets-punk, for a song off Seth's upcoming solo album. In a style not unlike Little Shop of Horrors, Hanna voices a giant talking compact who eats Seth Bogart while he and various women lick various sparkly compacts and gobble tubes of lipsticks. Bogart told The FADER that he wanted the video to look “like a kid’s show.” And indeed it does; it’s Pee-Wee's Playhouse meets John Waters. Read More
The Australian dance-pop singer will join musical forces with the long-haired, averse-to-shirts Stooges front-man this Christmas to cover “Christmas Wrapping,” by new-wave Ohio band The Waitresses, on her album Kylie Christmas. The tune is not a Christmas staple but a lesser-known tune that Pitchfork’s Lindsay Zoladz calls a “deliriously catchy, still-unavoidable holiday anthem.” It’s a bizarre-looking combo if nothing else and might sound equally as odd, but possibly odd enough to work. Read More
  Few albums have been more highly anticipated this year than electro-wizard Grimes’s Art Angels, and at her show last night in Los Angeles, she showed us the reason for the hype. The distinctive Canadian artist, née Claire Boucher, nearly brought down The Mayan Theater on Monday night, day two of Red Bull Sound Select’s #30DaysInLA festival. If you are a Grimes fan and you haven’t seen her live yet, make this the year you cross that off your bucket list. Read More
With her new album, 25, coming out on Nov. 20 and people everywhere singing "Hello from the outsideeeee" way too loudly from their showers and cars, Adele is finally emerging back into the spotlight where she belongs. In her first big interview about her new album Adele talked to Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt and declared that she is indeed a feminist. "I'm a feminist, I believe that everyone should be treated the same, including race and sexuality," Adele told Rolling Stone.  "I'm a feminist," she says, sipping wine. Read More
  “I’ve been having a lot of kids visit me,” says 25-year-old Mac DeMarco. “This morning, some kids came over and I was so hung over, but it’s kind of nice.” These kids are not necessarily superfans, stalking his every move and following him home to Far Rockaway, Queens. They’ve simply listened to his latest album, Another One, all the way through. After some spare, murmuring keys fade out, the Canadian singer/songwriter shares his home address with an air of mellow camaraderie. Read More
  Last Friday marked the 15th anniversary of OutKast’s Stankonia, the album that gave us an abundance of gifts from the "fair diamond out of dusty coals" of "B.O.B." to the "YKK on yo zipper" in "So Fresh, So Clean." The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 char, and won the duo a Grammy for Best Rap Album. The most notorious song on the album is arguably the one that won OutKast a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and was their first ever song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 – "Ms. Jackson. Read More