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  Live in NYC and looking for something fun to do this Saturday? Come hang with BUST at Trophy Bar in Williamsburg! We'll be listening to an awesome DJ set spun by Anika, the German musician who you can read about in our February/March issue on newsstands now (or available online here!)! Check out the flyer after the jump and we hope to see you ... Read More
BUST's managing editor, Emily Rems, squared off against Phil Freeman, writer of Headbanger metal blog for MSN Music and editor of Burning Ambulance, on NPR's Soundcheck Smackdown this afternoon! The two fiercely debated the musical significance of the well-loved and sorely missed Detroit duo the White Stripes. Listen to Emily kick-ass here:   //   What do you guys think? Should the White Stripes' demise be mourned or ... Read More
So maybe he’s not a band per se, but Brooklyn-based producer DATALOG  and his new EP, Threads, is worth an alert. Threads is a hazy, warm blend of electronica, jazz, and world beats, all wrapped up in one kicked-back, noir-tinged package. Fans of everything from Flying Lotus to Massive Attack take note. Songs like “Sink Babies” offer subtle samples and thumps aplenty; the title track is a melancholy acid trip that demands ass shaking. Not ... Read More
Today the White Stripes made the announcement on their site that they are calling it quits, something about setting the music free, no hard feelings etc. I really loved the White Stripes, some of the best concerts that I attended in this decade were played by them, but I'm not sad really. I've got the records and at least they won't get into any embarrassing Mick Jagger territory.  I will, however, miss Meg's drumming. This reminded me of a photo shoot and ... Read More
Grammy-nominated English duo, La Roux, is digitally releasing Gold Edition that will feature remixes, b-sides, and acoustic versions of their self-titled 2009 debut album. Gold Edition will be available on both iTunes and Amazon on February 8 with photos, artwork, and video footage that have never before been seen. Co-producers and songwriters, Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid have made an incredible impact in the states and continue to live up to their Grammy ... Read More
BUST HQ is one of those places that's crawling with all kinds of new music. As I'm sort of a strange person with pretty particular taste, I don't often listen to a lot of it, but today I was forwarded the music of Arron Dean, and loved it.  Raised on a small farm in an area called Knoppieslaagte outside of Johannesburg, amid the country's political upheaval, Arron followed his muse stateside to play jazz in Boston. Disheartened by the general apathy people ... Read More
"You guys ready to get all fuckin' mellow?"   This is how Iron and Wine (aka Sam Beam) opened his set to a sold-out crowd at Radio City Music Hall Saturday night. Of course, we all answered by going batshit crazy. I&W's music has this magical way of whisking you off to a very quiet place, a non-New York City place—with a campfire and hobo pies.   And when the dude with the velvet voice grabbed his guitar and began to play 'He Lays in ... Read More
Singer-songwriter Mirah and Thao Nguyen of Thao With the Get Down Stay Down, have been getting down and staying down with each other in their personal lives, but now they are joining forces as Thao & Mirah and releasing a self-titled debut. The album will be released on April 26th with label, Kill Rock Stars. The couple, which went on tour together last year, recorded the album in a two week period with help from producer, Merril Garbor of tUnE-yArDs, and other ... Read More
Great music is magical. It can trigger a real emotional, or mental response and reaction. This has definitely been exemplified by the haunting, rather cryptic music of Anika’s self-titled debut LP (produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead/Beak> on Stones Throw). Here is BUST's review: There are a lot of chicks out there today emulating female musical icons of the ’60s and ’70s while putting a new twist on things. So far, no one’s done it ... Read More
It’s time to get excited for Noise Pop 2011! And with plenty of reason to! Rolling Stone calls the festival, “…One of the best ways to see punk legends, indie darlings and the best local upstarts in one extended weekend. It’s meant to be a nonstop party… You can taste each and every intelligently booked showcase.” A seminal indie music festival that never fails to amaze and entertain, Noise Pop has just announced their lineup ... Read More
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