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Known for its impeccable good taste and all around hipness, Brooklyn label Mexican Summer has spawned another hit record with their release of Pink Playground’s Destination Ecstasy (out now). Pink Playground is Texan duo Tara Tyson and James Wing, who, like the rest of their state, like things big: in this case, distortion and feedback.  Despite all best efforts to avoid the obvious comparison to My Bloody Valentine, the ghostly feedback of “Stationary” is so reminiscent of “You Made Me Realise”-era MBV that it’s nearly impossible not to mention. Read More
BUST has returned from its pilgrimage to ATP’s I’ll be Your Mirror Festival and our ears are still (gloriously) ringing from the brain-rattling sounds of some of renegade music culture’s best in show. Similar to the original venue for this ATP festival (Pontin’s Holiday Camp in the U.K.), Asbury Park is a once prosperous seashore vacation capital turned economically (but photogenically!) desolate (perfect scenery for nerding out with your hipstamatic). Read More
I firmly believe the world can never have enough girl bands, so I'm always excited when ladies get together and rock out like the Runaways. New Brooklyn group Desert Sharks is one such band: four tough gals with tons of swagger and a heavy sound that any fan of amped-up rock 'n' roll will love. You can listen to their debut demos (and download them for free!) here, and if you're in Brooklyn this week, check out their first show at Williamsburg's Legion Bar. Pro tip: stick around after the show for dance party jams and pink jello shots. Read More
Music lovers, rejoice! The 31st annual CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival is back and bigger than ever. From October 18-22, around 900 bands (!!!) will be performing at over 80 of NYC's greatest venues. CMJ's five jam-packed days will also include over 70 informative panels with renowned industry speakers, cutting-edge film screenings, exclusive parties, and more.Just a few bands from this year's CMJ music lineup include: Wild Flag, Dum Dum Girls, CSS, Neon Indian, Metronomy, Gang Gang Dance, Portugal. The Man, Cloud Nothings, Shonen Knife, Zola Jesus, Talib Kweli, Art Vs. Science. Read More
Brazilian punky groovesters CSS (above) are hitting the road with MEN, JD Samson’s disco-flavored post-Le Tigre project/performance art collective (below), and you can bet that butts will be shaking and BUST will be stoked. To celebrate their North American tour together, both bands collaborated on a tour-exclusive, limited-edition split 7” (entitled We Are Friends 7") featuring original artwork and brand-new remixes of each other’s songs. Read More