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Beyoncé’s recent popular song, “Run the World (Girls)” has received a lot of praise as well as criticism for its so-called ‘faux-feminism.’ The song is fantastically danceable and fun, like everything she does, and sends an upbeat message basically saying that girls rock and ‘rule the world.’ Which, as we all know, is not exactly true as this video explains quite well.  In a recent interview for Dazed and ... Read More
  For me, The Fiery Furnaces hold a very nostalgic place in my heart. I remember listening to them while doing your typical angsty activities. Going on first dates with boys to the park or museum, sitting on the floor in my room and drawing in my composition book and reflecting on my plans for the weekend and feeling like the freaky blues infested songs charged me up in a way only I could understand. If i recall correctly, i even snuck out of my house in the ... Read More
Our lovely Emily Rems, joined by Entertainment Weekly editor-in-large Ken Tucker and Queen biographer Mark Blake debate whether Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is ingenious… or just indulgent on  NPR's Soundcheck Smackdown. I personally think this song is inspirational, beautiful, the perfect song to wail along with while vaguely intoxicated on public transportation, (when you don't care that people are staring atchoo.) If it's good enough for Garth ... Read More
In our June/July Music issue, we interviewed TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, who talked about the bands newly released album, "Nine Types of Light". They released the short film/ music video for their newest single "You" yesterday.  Check out Tunde Adebimpe getting dressed up in Prince gear, and grandly gesturing on jetties in what looks like Sheepshead Bay. Also check out the bands "reunion" where they discuss LARPing and "Cool Snoopy- you know the one ... Read More
Smoke Fairies’ first full-length U.S. release is out today, June 14! Best friends since childhood, this British duo have created a truly fantastical experience on Through Low Light and Trees. Understated yet powerful, the album is filled with strong American folk and blues influences. The album’s opening track, Summer Fades, features the two ladies’ gorgeous voices as they converge to welcome the listener to their mystical world; it is by far my ... Read More