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You’re kickin’ it poolside with your gal pals. All is fine and dandy until…. You get your period. What’s a girl to do? Obviously, a shirtless man will deliver menstrual cups on a silver platter. Your friend will then rap about it.  Okay, maybe not. But that’s what happens in the video for Princess Superstar’s song, “Lunette Cup (Oh No I’m Getting My Period)”. She teamed up with the company to give us the best use of the word “vajayjay” that we’ve heard in years. More info menstrual cups can be found here. Read More
If you’ve somehow managed to avoid hearing about this yet (kudos to you if you have), Miley Cyrus hosted the MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday. Everything was rainbow-colored. Kanye West said that he’d run for president in 2020. There were so many weed jokes that developing a secondhand high by simply watching the show was totally plausible. It was, truly, a sight to see. The shindig ended with Cyrus performing her new song, “Dooo It!,” and then announcing that she just dropped her new album for free. Titled Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, it’s a sprawling 23-track record. Read More
On Tuesday, the newest edition of The Talkhouse Music Podcast was released, and it’s definitely worth a listen. It features a conversation between Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Laura Jane Grace. P-Orridge is an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, and visual artist. They (P-Orridge's prefered pronoun) fronted the pioneering industrial band Throbbing Gristle from 1975 to 1981 and the experimental band Psychic TV from 1981 to present. Read More
Aaliyah, R&B’s definitive female voice of the '90s, died tragically 14 years ago today. At only 22 years old, she had a double platinum album, many awards, the beginnings of an acting career, and the respect of everyone in the music industry for her immense talent. Though she is gone, she is far from forgotten. To celebrate her legacy, here are five of her best music videos: Via AaliyahMusicVideo 1. "Rock The Boat" Sensual and smooth, this song is a perfect example of Aaliyah's vocal ability. Read More
Peaches recently teamed up with Kim Gordon on hew new song, “Close Up,” and now the electronica goddess has released a music video to match. It features all the run-of-the-mill things you'd expect to see in any standard music video: breast milk being shot into someone’s mouth, a wrestling match, pink glitter, and a former member of Sonic Youth wearing a giant fur coat. In the video, Kim Gordon plays Peaches' angry, vape-obsessed wrestling coach. Read More
Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a French artist, poet, and musician who left Paris for New York in the mid 1970's to pursue her creative interests. After settling in NYC, Mercier (with her androgynous cool looks) quickly fell in with various local luminaries and CBGB punk rock club alumni like Richard Hell and Patti Smith, to whom she was something of a muse. Lizzy soon was signed to ZE Records, whose roster included Was (Not Was), Kid Creole & The Coconuts, and Cristina (whose albums Light In The Attic Records will hopefully reissue next). Read More
Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry confronted another dose of online misogyny yesterday following the release of the band’s newest music video for “Leave A Trace.” Mayberry responded to the sexism coming from a thread on the website 4Chan. The thread included a whole bunch of seriously lewd comments about Mayberry and her latest music video performance. I sifted through the comments so you don’t have to, and here are some of the horrible things that were said: Mayberry and fellow band mates took to Twitter to address the comments on 4Chan. Read More
Toronto-based shoegaze band Vallens’ new song “Dark Tunnel” is a moody track off of their upcoming Twin Peaks inspired album. The band’s lead singer, Robyn Phillips, says she is inspired by the atmosphere of the show and “buries it inside heavy guitars and synths.” On “Dark Tunnel”, that feeling is evident as she sings over a wave of sound reminiscent of the show’s tone of melancholy. It’s an essential listen for fans of David Lynch’s acclaimed series and for anyone whose fingers are always on the pulse of new music. Read More
Like sipping water or applying sunscreen, the hunt for the Summer Jam is a tedious, but necessary seasonal ritual. We heard several contenders compete for the coveted title – sizzling Top 40 insta-hits like Bad Blood, Cool for the Summer, Trap Queen, and Cheerleader, for example, are still dominating the radio. Summer won’t last forever, though, and neither will your amusement with these overplayed chart-toppers. Read More
LINDI ORTEGA Faded Gloryville (The Grand Tour/Last Gang Records) 5 There’s a big divide between the two sides of mainstream country music today: Corporate country, and the real stuff, Americana. The former seems to be littered with overblown, overproduced, and overrated stars. In the midst of all this, Canadian singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega returns with her fourth full-length album, Faded Gloryville, on which she successfully continues her quest to keep country real—and cool.   The songs assembled on this smokin’ new release run the gamut of country styles. Read More