BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 21, 2014
Ready for some math?
El-P+Killer Mike=Run the Jewels
El-P+Killer Mike+CATS=Meow the Jewels
The fast and nasty rap collaboration, Run the Jewels, who released their self-titled debut album in 2013 as a free digital download, have declared their intention to re-record their upcoming sophomore album Run the Jewels 2 “...using nothing but cat sounds for music. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 20, 2014
The internet exploded this am with the news that on Jan. 20, 2015 beloved punk trio Sleater-Kinney will be releasing a new album, entitled No Cities To Love via Sub Pop Records.
The intoxicatingly powerful band is made up of Carrie Brownstein (former BUST cover girl) on guitar and vocals, Corin Tucker also on guitar and vocals, and Janet Weiss on the drums. The band formed in 1994 in Olympia, WA, and put out seven albums before going on a hiatus in 2006.
If you have yet to hear them, or have forgotten what they are made of, I suggest you watch Jumpers, now. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 15, 2014
In Ex Hex’s new video for “Waterfall,” the band invades DC in a flying saucer; they beam punk rays from space that turn unsuspecting tourists and sanitation workers into leather clad rockers. Keep an eye out for appearances from punk icons like The Cramps’ Kid Congo Powers, the Make-Up’s Michelle Mae, and hardcore old-timer Alec MacKaye.
Ex Hex - Waterfall from Merge Records on Vimeo.
“Waterfalls” is groovy and infectious with energetically urgent guitar, animated drums, and bold vocals: the pure joy of punk. Just don’t call it relaxing. Read More
BY Liz Galvao
on Oct 14, 2014
Halloween is approaching quickly, and there’s one city that has a little-known obsession with the holiday: Portland, Oregon! We asked Portland’s Sallie Ford and the ladies of her new, all-girl rock band for some tips and tricks for the season of the witch. Weighing in are Sallie Ford (vocals/guitar), Anita Lee Elliot (bass), Amanda Spring (drums), and Cristina Cano (keyboards). Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Oct 09, 2014
According to Merrill Garbus, the singer behind tUnE-yArDs, "Real Thing" was surprisingly the one song on her latest album Nikki Nack she didn't want made into a video, saying,
"It has too many images of its own in the lyrics, and could mean so many different things for different listeners," she wrote. "I love leaving room for audiences to paint their own mental pictures. What changed my mind is wanting so much for this particular song to be heard by more people."
Warning: don't watch this amazingly surreal and cartoonish, freaky music video if you're afraid of mannequin-people. Read More