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It’s a 12-hour drive from Texas to Alabama, but when you take the time to sit with (in?) football, etc.'s new album Corner, it shares so much of the hazy, summer sentiment of Katie Crutchfield’s Ivy Tripp. That kind of unhurried, clear vision of a record is surprising, considering it was actually produced in five days with minimal overdubs. But yet, holed up in J Robbins’ Magpie Cage in Baltimore, Texan trio football, etc. have channeled some of that Waxahatchee Lakeside shimmer into this album. Indeed, opener "Save"… Read more

Nikka Costa Returns With "Arms Around You": BUST Premiere

By Michael Levine  In Music  On May 25, 2017

After taking a break to embrace motherhood and domesticity, Nikka Costa is back releasing a new song available for download today on iTunes, ”Arms Around You.” This new track was co-written with Justin Parker, who is best known for his work with artists such as Lana Del Rey, Rihanna, and Sia. It’s just a sample from her new kickin’ album Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between (Metropolis Recordings), which will be released June 2nd. Recorded in a single day with minimal overdubbing, Nikka & Strings, Underneath and… Read more
When she was just 17, Alynda Segarra ran away from her home in the Bronx. Since then, she’s been a rambler, frequently on the road playing her unique combination of folk, Americana, and roots rock. Now 30, Segarra is reckoning with where she came from on The Navigator, the newest full-length album from her band Hurray For The Riff Raff. It tells the story of a character named Navita Milagros Negrón, a teen girl from the streets adrift in a rapidly gentrifying city. Segarra spoke to BUST about her ambitious new concept… Read more
“There’s so many ants happening right now. I’m actually okay, they’re fine. Are you okay?” This nonchalant thoughtfulness is Mary Lambert in her truest form. She told me about her new crowdfunded album BOLD the day it was released over coffee - featuring ants - which she was charmingly unbothered by. Of all the things to adore about Lambert’s new album, what the musician loves most is that she produced half of it herself. “I feel like I’ve always had straight white cis male producers and crafters helping me craft… Read more
As a fan of Paramore for roughly ten years, I was ecstatic upon finding out the news that they were releasing a new album. The album’s first single, "Hard Times," was practically all I was listening to for days - the catchy melody getting stuck in my head. The album, After Laughter, released on May 12th is wildly different from anything the band has done previously. The sound leans more '80s synth-pop than the pop-punk tunes Paramore became known for. A running theme in this album, the follow-up to their 2013… Read more

DJ Sets To Get Your Groove On At BUST Craftacular

By Kristen Blush  In Music  On May 04, 2017

BUST is stoked to welcome these rad lady DJ's to the upcoming Spring BUST Craftacular! This two-day event is packed with great excuses to get your groove on, one of which is celebrating those bravest of ladies among us who dare to not only exist but to shine in spaces that are considered tough for women to break into. We'll be hosting street legend, Claw Money, who dared to shape our public spaces; vendors like Google Ghost, who dared to own the phrase 'Nasty Woman'; and lady skateboarders like twins Chris & Niki Culma… Read more
Rachel Trachtenburg’s EP with her new band Wooing, DayDream Time Machine, will be the psychedelic soundtrack to your summer. The dreamy tracks and melodic beats were inspired by different muses, including the documentary Blackfish and an LSD documentary from the 1960s. Before joining Wooing, Rachel was a member of The Prettiots, Supercute and The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow players. Photo via Rachel Trachtenburg Rachel had this to say about the EP: “DayDream Time Machine is true to its name. The EP is for sure a… Read more
Blondie is back with the music video for their single 'Long Time,' with an album Polllinator to follow on May 5. The track is a collab between Debbie Harry and Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), and the video is set in New York and features Debbie Harry driving a yellow cab Fast and Furious style. In celebration, we're going back into our archives to bring you this interview with Debbie Harry from way back in 2007, shortly after the release of her solo album Necessary Evil. Blondie's 1981 single, "Rapture," was the first… Read more

L.A. WITCH Debut New Single 'Ain't Comin' Home': BUST Premiere

By Samantha Mercado  In Music  On Apr 19, 2017

Los Angeles' L.A. WITCH, the girl group trio, has released their newest single and BUST is happy to premiere it. The mellow rock anthem is perfect to get pumped for a protest or just a chill listening party with friends. The song 'Ain't Comin' Home' was recorded live during their performance at Levitation Fest (2015) in Austin, TX. Kep an eye out for L.A. WITCH in BUST's next issue and don't miss the group's upcoming tour. Check out the single 'Ain't Comin' Home' below: Tour dates:04.19.17 - Toronto, ON @ CMW at Lee's… Read more

How Solange Is Collaborating With Pitchfork Music Festival

By Isabel S. Dieppa  In Music  On Apr 17, 2017

April is finally here, which means rainy days spent daydreaming about future sunny ones, and planning which summer festivals we will be attending this summer. While the current political climate may make us feel like we don't have time to plan or attend music festivals, one music festival is working on bringing together music, communities, and activism this summer: Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL. "It's a pretty volatile political climate," Pitchfork President Chris Kaskie told BUST in a phone interview. "It is… Read more
This week, we can't get enough of rock goddess Beth Ditto's new video for 'Fire' off her new solo album Fake Sugar, coming out June 16. Watching her own the stage in all her honky-tonk glory also inspired us to revisit this cover story we did with Ditto for our Dec/Jan 2008 issue, back when she was still fronting her incredible indie band Gossip. Enjoy this Flashback Friday reprint of our cozy chat. Then put 'Fire' on repeat and brush up on your line dancing! beth threat Beth Ditto, lead singer of Gossip, has broken… Read more
Brooklyn-based record label Mon Amie are reissuing Goodbye Horses by Q Lazzarus, and we are thrilled to have the exclusive premiere of two long-lost demos ahead of its official release on April 21st. The curiously elusive nature of the vampy musician is fascinating. The cloak-and-dagger songstress was born in New Jersey. In the 1980s, she fled a violent marriage and moved to New York City, where she became a taxi driver. While she was a taxi driver, her hypnotizing voice was discovered and she recorded the album… Read more

Heart Goes On Hiatus Following Domestic Violence Claims

By Brianna Kirkham  In Music  On Apr 10, 2017

For the first time since August 2016, the Wilson sisters are breaking their silence to discuss domestic abuse allegations made against Ann Wilson's husband Dean Wetter. The incident allegedly occurred at their show in the White River Amphitheatre, 30 minutes from where the two grew up. The homecoming concert ended in an arrest for Ann's husband of two years, after hitting and choking Nancy's 16-year-old twin sons. As the band began to perform the last song of their set, Nancy's sons and stepdaughter allegedly asked… Read more
"When I was sixteen, I dated a boy with my own name. It was weird in the back of his truck, moaning my own name whilst trying to fuck.' Alex meet Alex, riff maven and wordsmith of New York pairing, Diet Cig. It's a truck-based teen moment that is so seemingly intimate, yet so familiar. You find yourself wholly absorbed as drummer Noah Bowman's beat kicks in, and you're swept back to your days feeling outcast on the playground. It's a punchy opener for a band who wooed us way back with their debut EP of dinner dates and… Read more
The fantabulous Tammy Faye Starlite doesn’t just impersonate legendary musical icons like Cherie Currie, Marianne Faithfull, Debbie Harry, Nico, and Nancy Sinatra _ she channels them! If you’re lucky enough to be in the NYC area, do not miss Ms. Starlite’s Thursday evening spring residency at the East Village eatery Pangea, host to the coolest, downtown Cabaret artist New York has to offer. At Pangea (178 2nd Ave.), Thursdays, April 6th - May 11th, 7:30pmFor reservations: www.pangeanyc.com Images by Bob Gruen More from… Read more

Hey Get Down! Women Got Down, Too!

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 06, 2017

Monica Lynch, Tommy Boy Records with Queen Latifah Here at BUST HQ, we're super psyched for the return of The Get Down on Netfllix. But since that show is 80% about dudes, it made us think back to an amazing article we ran in 2007 about hip-hop's founding mothers, all of whom deserve to be celebrated and recognized, too. In 'Behind The Music,' writer Sabrina Ford interviewed five women who all helped bring the beat to the street. Enjoy this longread from the Aug/Sept '07 issue of BUST, and let us know what you think!… Read more

Boss Hog Is Back With The Rebellious “Brood X”: BUST Review

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 05, 2017

If you follow Boss Hog, then you know Brood X is their first album in many years. In perfect rebellion style, the punk-blues fivesome continues to throw everything into their musical blender and turn it on high. The album opens with the raucous “Billy,” which could be your new resistance soundtrack. Songs like “Signal” and “Rodeo Chica” demonstrate the groups’ range, with elements of funk and rockabilly. “Elevator” is a standout with its scary, hell’s sermon chorus. Boss Hog’s sound has matured, but they’re just as… Read more

Beth Ditto Just Dropped A Swoonworthy Single

By Miriam Mosher  In Music  On Apr 04, 2017

BUST darling and all around feminist badass Beth Ditto just released “Fire,” the first single from her upcoming album Fake Sugar. Due in June, this is her first full-length solo album and we couldn’t be more excited! Combining an ebullient melodic drive with a melancholy croon, 'Fire' is pure magic. Last year Ditto told Pitchfork, “It’s gonna be my Southern record but not necessarily a country record.” The Southern inflection couldn’t be more on point, blending a soulful gospel quality with a catchy alt-country vibe… Read more

22 New Albums To Get Obsessed With This Spring: PLAYLIST

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 03, 2017

It's spring, and along with throwing out your pilliest sweaters and KonMari'ing your random knickknacks, it's also the perfect time of year to spring clean your music habits as well. Here's a list of 22 new albums BUST is listening to this spring, featuring Goldfrapp, Boss Hog, Michelle Branch, Imelda May and more. We've also put together a Spotify playlist to make this easy: BOSS HOGBrood X(In The Red) If you follow Boss Hog, then you know Brood X is their first album in many years. In perfect rebellion style, the… Read more

Shake Yr Ass With DJ Shakey & Amanda Nazario This Saturday

By Kristen Blush  In Music  On Mar 31, 2017

We all agree it isn't a good party without good music. And we at BUST love to throw a GREAT party. So, we invited two of New York City's best DJs to bring down the house this Saturday. Join our dance party, braid and lash bar, Fashion Week Brooklyn, food & beverage, shopping extravaganza at BUST Craftacular PRIMPED on Saturday, April 1st, located at the Brooklyn EXPO Center. Why we love DJ ShakeyShakey (Julie Covello) is a full-time New York area club Dj as well as a radio host, audio artist, Ableton Live instructor,… Read more

37 BUST Favorites To Bop To This Weekend

By Laura McMahon  In Music  On Mar 30, 2017

If you’re like us here at BUST, then you know that everything in life is better with a soundtrack. That is why we have handcrafted this unique playlist for all of our BUSTies to bop to ahead of our greatly anticipated BUST Craftacular this weekend. Each anthem has been carefully selected to create an eclectic mix of flavors for different tastes, from us to you. If you like golden oldies: Or something fresher: If you're flying solo: With your squad: Or with bae: We got you. Check out the Spotify playlist below. More… Read more

The Allah-Las Are Spreading Good Vibes On Tour

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Mar 29, 2017

All of this political insanity starting to get you down? Then check out the Allah-Las and lift your spirits. Hailing from Sunny California, the Allah-Las' sound combines British Invasion-style harmonies and pop hooks, trippy West Coast psychedelia, and American garage rock like the bands represented on Lenny Kaye's classic compilation of '60s garage bands, Nuggets. At their recent NYC show at Webster Hall, the Allah-Las had the crowd on its feet grooving to songs like 'Tell Me What's On Your Mind,' 'Had It All,' and… Read more

The Pretenders Are Killing It On Tour

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Mar 22, 2017

Chrissie Hynde is back on the chain gang, so to speak. Well, back on the road, to be exact. She and her band the Pretenders are touring in support of their cracklin' new album Alone (reviewed in BUST's December/January 2017 issue, here). If you haven't caught the Pretenders live yet, there are still upcoming dates for shows, including some featuring everyone's favorite gothic white witch, the legendary Stevie Nicks, before the Pretenders head off to Europe. If you've never seen the great Pretender herself (and Co.)… Read more
In BUST's April/May 2017 cover story, Solange talks with Jamia Wilson about her upbringing in her mom's salon, her womanist awakening, her experiences as a black woman in the music industry, and of course, her incredible album A Seat At The Table. Take a sneak peek here, and make sure to subscribe to BUST or buy BUST on newsstands beginning next Tuesday, March 28th to see the whole eight-page feature. On growing up in a house full of women: 'I grew up in a house with five women. My mother, my sister B [Beyonc√©], Kelly… Read more

Amy Winehouse, Before She Was Famous: BUST Interview

By Emily Rems  In Music  On Mar 17, 2017

When Amy Winehouse first came to the U.S. in 2007 to promote her brand new album, Back to Black, we sensed she was someone special. Of course, we had no idea how massive her career would become, or how tragically her life would end. But even back then, she had that spark that made us so excited to introduce her to the readers BUST Magazine asap. Enjoy this Flashback Friday reprint of the chat Amy had with our editor Molly Simms almost exactly ten years ago. Then give Back to Black another spin and dance around your… Read more
Laura Marling had an early arrival to the limelight, but that hasn't hindered her in her success or development as an artist. At 27 years old, the British songstress could sit aside greats such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen and effortlessly hold her own. Releasing her latest album Semper Femina during the same week as International Women's Day feels like much more than a blissful coincidence. Since then we have had it on a loop. The album, Latin for "always a woman," which is also a tattoo Marling… Read more
Here at BUST, we've been fans of Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit for many years. The duo consists of two sisters, Klara and Johanna S√∂derberg, and they've released three albums and are in the studio working on a fourth. We're excited to show you First Aid Kit's new, non-album song, premiering here at BUST.com in honor of International Women's Day. The song will be available for purchase this Friday, March 10, with the band's proceeds going to the nonprofit organization Women For Women International. Titled "You Are The… Read more

Harsh Crowd Is A Riot Grrrl Band For A New Generation

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Mar 06, 2017

Hair and Makeup: Paige CampbellPhotographed by Jena Cumbo Harsh Crowd is a pop-punk phenomenon with a riot grrrl heart The music world would be wise to take Harsh Crowd seriously—these high-school girls are not messing around. Band members Rihana Abdulrashid-Davis, Lena Faske, Dea Brogaard-Thompson, and Willow Bennison already have two EPs under their belts and have opened up for big indie acts like Mac DeMarco, Mirah, Sharon Van Etten, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Along the way, they’ve racked up praise from New York… Read more
NYC-based surf band High Waisted is back with a new video, 'Human Performance,' for their cover of the original Parquet Courts song off of the band's Acid Tapes Volume 3. The video was written and directed by frontwoman Jessica Louise Dye. Dye has been heartbroken since the election and turned to creating when she realized that protesting just wasn't enough. Dye's video is a dreamy feminist satire of the relationship between consumer capitalism and the female body — of this idea that our bodies can be bought. Dye uses… Read more

Hite Dances Naked And Free In New Video 'Light': BUST Premiere

By Rachel Withers  In Music  On Feb 28, 2017

The new music video for song 'Light' shows Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based artist Hite stripping off and dancing in the waves, by herself and for herself. Referred to as a 'modern southern gothic lament through baroque pop and Appalachian folk,' 'Light' is part of Hite/Julia Easterlin's debut album Light Of A Strange Day, due for release in March. According to Easterlin: The song ‘Light’ bubbled up all at once as a stream of consciousness. I decided to keep all the lyrics and melody exactly as they came out the first… Read more

Marian Anderson's Legacy, 120 Years After Her Birth

By Jamie Bogert  In Music  On Feb 27, 2017

On an historic night in April 1939, Marian Anderson, one of the most revered singers of the twentieth century, captured an audience of more than 75,000 with her vibrant voice as it resounded across the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. But just a few weeks prior to the event that opened doors for many musicians to come, the same captivating star was denied permission to sing in Constitution Hall, then the largest auditorium, by the Daughters of the American Revolution — because she was black. Today, we… Read more
“Now is really the time for people to speak their mind,” says Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney. “It’s a shocking difference to go from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. I hope younger musicians are inspired to get involved with politics.” At the onset of every wave of political strife, musicians worldwide have responded. The waves of punk music, particularly those of bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Le Tigre, and Sleater-Kinney, have always responded to the infractions of civil liberties that… Read more

10 Songs You Loved In The 2000s That Show Internalized Misogyny

By Rafaella Gunz  In Music  On Feb 24, 2017

In a 2016 edition of American Psychologist, an article titled “Barriers to Women Engaging in Collective Action” was published by Helena R. M. Radke and Matthew J. Hornsey of The University of Queensland and Fiona Kate Barlow of Griffith University. In the piece, they discuss the concept of internalized sexism: “The fact that some women internalize sexism presents a problem, as it is substantially more difficult to identify and confront prejudice when the perpetrator is themselves a member of the group facing… Read more
Holy Jimmy Junior! The Bob's Burgers Music Album comes out May 12th and it is chock-full of our favorite indie darlings, such as St. Vincent and The National (who appear 3 times!), along with appearances by Aziz Ansari and Paul Rudd. I bet Tina is writing some erotic fan fiction about the line-up already. Of course, these stars are just a fraction of the delectable album which will feature 112 songs of varying lengths, many sung by our animated family; the Belchers. Oh, and remember when albums had secret tracks?… Read more
Princess Nokia performed three songs at a charity fashion show for Cambridge University earlier this week after experiencing an act of sexism. The New York born and raised rapper has been building a career for herself as an artist and as an ambassador for empowering young women of color in New York City. Her recent hit album, 1992, released in 2016 has made her a coveted act for festivals and the like. As Cambridge Universty's forum for women and non-binary people of color reports, the singer "is claimed to have… Read more
Emily Bell channels Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, in her new album. She evokes rising up and taking names in her new video "Can't Talk Back," directed by Bryan Poyser. The video features all-female tackle football team the Austin Raiders taking over a male football game to show these guys a thing or two about talking back (catch Boyhood actor Bill Wise as the coach) as Emily sings, "I'm the tremor of your earthquake/the sugar in you milkshake." Emily was awarded Best New Artist by the Austin Music Awards for… Read more
Time of Nick The Strokes’ Nick Valensi Steps Up to the Mic With His New Band CRX Nick Valensi has been the Strokes’ resident shredder for almost 20 years, but until recently, he’d never fronted a band himself. As all the other members of the Strokes embarked on various side projects and solo albums, Valensi remained silent. But that all changed this fall with the release of New Skin, the Josh Homme–produced debut album by his new band CRX. “Being on stage and going on tour and playing in front of people is pretty much… Read more

13 Important Moments From The Grammys

By Aoife Kelly  In Music  On Feb 13, 2017

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards took place last night in 2017's dystopian America, and while there were plenty of deserving (and less-deserving) winners, there was one clear loser: President Agent Orange — I mean, Trump. 1. James Corden’s not-totally-cringe-inducing opening monologue rap called out Trump and called for unity with the lines "With President Trump we don't know what comes next / We sit here tonight, don't matter our race, where we were born or color of face / using this art, remember forever, we can survive… Read more

18 New Albums To Revamp Your Listening Habits (With Playlist!)

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 10, 2017

Far too often we find ourselves falling back on the same music habits, listening to old favorites instead of discovering new music. So we're bringing you BUST's album reviews from our December/January 2016 issue, featuring new music from Kate Bush, Miranda Lambert, Martha Wainwright and more — plus a playlist you can listen along to as you read! Staff Pick:JOAN AS POLICE WOMANLet It Be You(Reveal Records/BFD/Red Distribution) Joan As Police Woman (aka Joan Wasser) has always taken risks, expanding her creative output… Read more

Grimes And Janelle Monae Team Up For 'Venus Fly' Video

By Olivia Loperfido  In Music  On Feb 09, 2017

Today, multi-media recording artist and producer Grimes released the official video for "Venus Fly," from her acclaimed 2016 album Art Angels, with Janelle Monae. The video comes as the latest in a series of incredible, tonally diverse performances from Monae, including major roles in the Oscar-nominated films Moonlight and Hidden Figures, her latest album The Electric Lady, and an inspiring speech with the mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement at the Women's March on Washington. Along with making the music in the… Read more

From The Archives: Janelle Monáe's BUST Interview

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 03, 2017

Pop star Janelle Monáe is at once retro and futuristic, disarmingly down-to-earth and freakishly abstract. Here, she reveals the strategy behind her trendsetting look, the origins of her “divinely inspired” alter ego, and what it’s like to hang out with the president By Eliza C. ThompsonJanelle Monáe may have been born to sing, dance, and write some of the most creative pop albums ever to hit an iPod, but the world wouldn’t have known about her if it weren’t for the video for “Tightrope.” The 2010 breakout single… Read more
Kesha’s legal battle to free herself from a contract that requires her to work with her alleged rapist, Dr. Luke, has been going on for more than two years — and there’s still no end in sight. To catch up: In October 2014, Kesha sued Dr. Luke, saying that he had drugged and raped her as well as abused her verbally, physically and emotionally. Dr. Luke countersued for defamation and breach of contract. In February 2016, a New York judge denied Kesha’s request for an injunction that would allow her to record music… Read more

Missy Elliott Breaks Her Silence With A New Music Video

By Rafaella Gunz  In Music  On Jan 27, 2017

Since 2015's "WTF (Where They From?)" music video, Missy Elliott hasn't done much... till now! "I'm Better," Missy Elliott's new single featuring Lamb, is a stripped-down sound, different from what we've heard from her in the past. The artsy music video seems Lady Gaga-esque, with elaborate and whimsical costumes. At the beginning of the video, dancers are wearing what seem to be SWAT helmets, which is likely a reference to the police brutality issue the United States continues to face. Here's hoping this single leads… Read more

New Rykarda Parasol Video, 'The Loneliest Girl In The World'

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Jan 27, 2017

San Francisco/Paris France based singer-songwriter, Rykarda Parasol, unveils a new video from her fourth album The Color of Destruction (Interbang Records 2016). “The Loneliest Girl in the World” captures both the longing and defeat of love’s limbo and is performed entirely by Ms. Parasol herself. Keeping with the starkness of the song, Krystal Kenney used a hand-held camera to capture the honesty and sparseness. Top Photo: Credit@popshop60sand70s More from BUST Let BUST and Planned Parenthood Be Your Valentine with… Read more

The Mynabird's Laura Burhenn Takes on Rape Culture

By Samantha Mercado  In Music  On Jan 20, 2017

Rape culture in our society has isn't anything new but with the rising hate speech during the presidential campaign and the election of the obviously sexist Donald Trump, it seems like our nation is complacent about the awful things being said and done to women. One artist in particular is taking on the fight against rape culture through the power of music. Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds has announced her visual art protest titled “I Know Why I Sing” which doubles as a fundraiser for the Rape Abuse and Incest National… Read more
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than showing some love to Planned Parenthood? On February 14th, Panache and New York Night Train will be co-hosting their fifth annual Valentine’s Day Planned Parenthood of NYC Benefit Concert & Dance with Village of Love. The benefit will be expanding this year to Los Angeles and Memphis as well as its usual Brooklyn location. Local bands and musicians will perform for the benefit and play some of their favorite love songs for you and your sweetheart to sway to. On top of… Read more
With a ’90s pop/rock attitude and a vintage style reminiscent of the ’50s and ’60s, the Regrettes is a teenage band made up of kids who are clearly wise beyond their years. Hailing from L.A., the foursome includes 16-year-old frontwoman Lydia Night, 19-year-old Genessa Gariano on guitar, 19-year-old Sage Nicole on bass, and 18-year-old Maxx Morando on drums. And together, they create a sound that is vulnerable while still giving zero fucks. “I grew up listening to tons of ’50s and ’60s music. Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline,… Read more
Saara Untracht-Oakner, Glenn Van Dyke and Chase Noelle make up BOYTOY — an all-woman band of skater, surfer-chicks who play wavy rock n’ roll. BOYTOY was the brain child of Saara and Glenn who had previously been in bands that broke up. Saara went to BU, where she played with You Can Be A Wesley, and Glenn was in Brooklyn playing with Beast Make Bomb, who enjoyed prominent indie fame in 2011.The two got together back in New York and formed BOYTOY in 2014 with two alternating drummers, Matthew Aidala and Dylan Ramsey.… Read more

Beyoncé Is Going To Be The First Black Woman To Headline Coachella

By Samantha Mercado  In Music  On Jan 04, 2017

Brochella no more--or at least one step closer to an actually co-ed Coachella. Leave it to Queen Bey to kick out the music festivals’ glass ceiling. Beyoncé will be the first female headliner at Coachella in a decade, the last one being Bjork in 2007. What's even more amazing than that? She will also be the first ever black woman to headline Coachella. Coachella’s not-so-subtle history of having an overwhelming number of male centered acts has not slipped past public attention (hence the nickname ‘Bro-chella’).… Read more

BUST's Top 29 Albums Of 2016

By Jen Pitt  In Music  On Dec 21, 2016

It's been an incredible year for music: BUST readers will have seen the magazine's bursting music review sections in each issue throughout the year. Here, we've put together a list of our favorite albums from 2016, from pop to country to heavy metal and everything in between. BEYONCELemonade Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records) Lemonade is a stunning, genre-spanning visual album that, divided into chapters, tells a story of marital infidelity, anger, grief and reconciliation. The visual album incorporates spoken… Read more