Here’s the thing: those of us that are willing to shamelessly drown in the depths of repetitive, predictable, and overtly romantic bro-rock indie music, tend to welcome almost all attempts at acoustic recordings. That’s why when Seattle group Band of Horses released their newest album Band of Horses: Acoustic At The Ryman the mushy hearts of BUST were totally down. In most other places, the album (released on February 11, 2014) was not as well-received, as the record fell short of expectations for a project rich with musical history. Read More
While reminiscent of introspective UK shoegaze groups like My Bloody Valentine and Lush, Roanoke, Virginia trio, Eternal Summers’ sound on their brand new album, The Drop Beneath, shouldn't be so simply defined.
Eternal Summers have been described as post punk and minimal pop, but the sound on The Drop Beneath includes a pretty edgy dream pop tone that is totally dark and deliberate. It just happens to be one of those (often rare) albums that is a breeze to listen to in its entirety. Read More
BY Laura Fontaine Haines
on Feb 20, 2014
It’s no secret that the members of Pussy Riot have not been warmly welcomed back into Russia. The absolutely repulsive video footage of members being attacked with whips and pepper spray has gone viral over the past couple of days.
Earlier today though, in Sochi, a press conference held by Pussy Riot in collaboration with Cinema For Peace and The Voice Project (organizations that utilize the powers of film and music to create and encourage social change), members spoke about their experiences in Olympic Sochi and specifically about their recent arrests. Read More
Audre Lorde is an absolute inspiration to many people regardless of self-definition, in terms of gender, race, sexuality, and feminist location. The ongoing evolution of self-discovery and self-definition are significant aspects of Lorde’s writing, poetry and activism and she is undeniably one of history’s most powerful, yet accessible female voices. She was born in New York City on February 18, 1934 and in honor of her would-be 80th birthday today we've rounded up a collection of some of her most inspiring quotes. Read More
On Saturday night Leslie Hall, of Leslie & The LY's, took to the stage at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and charmed the pants off of every single member of the audience. (Well, not really. She did express her disappointment in how few pairs of pants were actually removed and tossed her way during her ultra-fun song “No Pants Policy”).
But it’s the high energy and lovable presence of Leslie that captivates her crowd and pretty much demands that they reach her level of impossibly positive party vibes. Read More
Love letters: what could possibly be more fun and wonderful to send or receive?! They are truly one of the world’s most romantic gestures of all time. There is simply nothing like taking the time to appreciate your love interest by allowing your heart to flow through your fingertips when you connect pen to paper. It doesn’t have to matter if it’s the tingly bubble-gum butterflies or the deeply rooted unconditional devotion that we feel towards our partner, sending them our mushy words is meaningful. Read More
Amaze Babe Karen O, vocalist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and former BUST cover girl, will be performing the Oscar nominated original tune "The Moon Song" at the Academy Awards on March 2nd.
The awards mark her first time performing this song for a televised audience and we couldn't be more excited to see her bring the gorgeous new tune to life.
With the music written by Karen O and the lyrics by her and director Spike Jonze, "The Moon Song" is featured in Jonze’s film Her. Read More
Who better to show some serious V-day love to this year than your beautiful, romantic self?!
Team Claw is on the side of self-love! (Ooooh *fist pump* one of my favourite kinds of love).
The mushy day of the L word (let’s go with LOVE on this one, but others would substitute just fine) is as good enough of an excuse as any to take advantage of the 40% off all dead stock CLAWmoney apparel. Read More
Okay found it, could this be what we’ve have been waiting for?! Has anyone else imagined that this is what New York sounds like for a girl, a mostly confident, sometimes insecure, maybe nerdy, kinda hippie, wannabe punk, super sweetheart, no-nonsense kind of girl?!
The Prettiots will make you feel like you can have a perfectly crafted cutesy exterior, while secretly wanting to burn your frenemy’s house down. Read More
The Canadian city of Winnipeg is referred to as The Heart of the Continent. Not only is it located at the exact center point of North America, but it is undeniably a place with a lot of heart. To give you an idea of the elements that folks living in this Prairie city endured this winter, just check out the news coverage of this year’s chilling polar vortex. Read More