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  We all know that Peaches likes to get down and dirty, but in this music video "Mud" she's literally getting drenched in dirty water, mud and other crazy gross stuff. Most of the music video features Peaches with mud flying at her face, and when Peaches isn't being barraged by debris, muddy dancers booty shake to the synth heavy beat. Apparently the mud they used for the video, was actually fertilizer. Peaches tells about her collaboration with visual artist and musician Vice Cooler:"Vice bought fertilizer to use as mud. Read More
In its ninth year, Notorious MSG is a rap group “with a hip hop brain and punk rock heart.” Members Hong Kong Fever, Down-Lo Mein and most recent addition Hunan Bomb met in Chinatown in Manhattan and formed the trio to rap about women, the gangster lifestyle and Chinese cuisine and restaurant culture. Formerly featured in BUST’s Men We Love issue, the Original Chinatown bad boys are dropping their new album, “Heavy Ghetto,” on May 24. Read More
Fleet Foxes’ 2008 self-titled debut mixed down-home sonic cooking with present-day sensibilities. While the folky band’s introduction was a little rough around the edges, it did garner critical acclaim with SPIN Magazine naming frontman Robin Pecknold the Voice of the Year for 2008. Fast-forward two and a half years. Pecknold remains in SPIN’s good graces (he’s the current cover boy), and Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop) is a smoother, more palatable offering from the Seattle-based band. Read More
Zola Jesus (aka Russian/American singer Nika Roza Danilova) is a pint-sized powerhouse of operatic enchantment. No, really. She's tiny. And her voice is huge. I know what you're saying. "Jen. Why so dramatic? Please." But Danilova's show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom last Saturday was nothing short of mesmerizing theatrics. I can't just say, "Girl got up on stage and sang like hell." That would just be wrong. The bleach-blonde siren took the stage like a tempest in full force wearing a voluminous orange hooded cape, gray short shorts, and gray leggings sans shoes. (Yes, she was barefoot. Read More

Trust @ Coco 66

BY Jen Hazen in Music

When I arrived at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 last Friday to see Toronto-based synth-wave duo Trust, the stage was empty, but there was so much theatrical fog wafting in the air that the closet-Goth in me became very giddy, very fast. Wait. Goths can’t be giddy. I became very melodramatic. Prior to the show, I had only heard one dark, sparse electrobotic track of white hot gold named “Candy Walls,” from a two-song 7” via Sacred Bones—the band’s only release to date. Yes, I just made up that word “electrobotic. Read More