Photo by Renate Winter “At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter to me what these critics or do-gooders think about this band because it’s not about them,” G.L.O.S.S. frontwoman, Sadie Switchblade, told me when I interviewed her over the summer. “While it is really great to make some money off of this band, the crux of playing in G.L.O.S.S. is about trying to exist in opposition to all of these elements of the world that would seek to round off our jagged edges and commodify us, to make us digestible and tolerable by the mainstream culture.
credit: Karen Goldman NYC-based art-rock band Rich Girls blurs the lines of music genre. Floating between the reverb of dark-garage and sugary doom-pop, their haunting new EP Love Is The Dealer is a beautiful intersection of sound that makes you want to dance around your bedroom one minute, cry the next. Singer and guitarist Luisa Black unravels the classic pop love song with haunting vulnerability. As she worked on the album, Black tells BUST: "I've never been comfortable writing love songs but Love Is The Dealer was a turning point.
One of BUST’s favorite bands, The Ettes, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary with an album reissue, and we are so excited to premiere a new bonus track, “Get Out,” on today! Way back in 2006, The Ettes’ first album, Shake The Dust, came out and set the Nashville-based band off on a long and successful career. The Shake The Dust special anniversary reissue will be out on September 30th with two bonus tracks, “Get Out” and “Eat The Night.” Both songs were previously only available as 7” vinyls and were out of print.
Ok, so this is definitely the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. Grammy-nominated Colombian electro-cumbia band Bomba Estéreo recently released the music video for their song “Soy Yo,” and in less than a week it's already amassed 2 million views thanks to their amazing star, eleven-year-old Sarai Isaura Gonzalez, a New Jersey native who was cast for her self-assurance and energy. With moves inspired by The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Gonzalez dances her way around her neighborhood with such pluck and determination.
Kim Gordon, the badass voice behind Sonic Youth and most recently Body/Head, dropped a new solo single yesterday called “Murdered Out.” Always at the forefront of no wave and experimental rock, Gordon is a force of nature in this new song, fascinated by the "black matte spray" of L.A. low-rider car culture. Gordon, in collaboration with pop producer Justin Raisen, had a lot of freedom with this song.
"My fight continues. I need to get my music out. I have so much to say. This lawsuit is so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again. I am continuing to fight for my rights in New York. Thank you for all your support. The support of my fans has been so beautiful and I'm so grateful for it. I'm Not sure where I would be without you all." - Ke$ha You probably know something of the battle that Kesha has had to fight against her former producer, Lukasz “Dr.
If you were left raw and writhing after the season three finale of Broad City, don’t worry, because you weren’t alone. For the past three seasons of the hit Comedy Central series, Ilana Wexler and Abbi Abrams have captivated audiences with their over-the-top antics. From using period pants to smuggling weed through airport security, to hurling goodie baskets with Kelly Ripa from her posh Manhattan apartment, to even accidentally running into Hillary Clinton herself, these funny ladies of the silver screen always manage to keep viewers hard up for fresh content.
The Shaggs were three sisters, Dot, Betty and Helen Wiggin, hailing from Fremont, New Hampshire, who formed a band, at their father’s insistence, in 1968. Daddy (Austin Wiggin, Jr.), after much practicing from the girls, paid for one recording session and the pressing of what would become The Shaggs' weird and wonderful — and only — album Philosophy Of The World (1969). It’s hard to say what exactly the Wiggins sisters were aiming for, as their sound is discordant as well as strangely musical in a left-of-field way. Strange being the key word here.
The Memphis-based, all-girl punk band Nots is bound to be your new favorite group. Their sophomore release, Cosmetic, out September 9, is a catchy mix of post-punk and riot grrrl-inspired anthems with biting lyrics and slicing guitars. Motivated by the absurdity of the current presidential election and the atrocities happening across the globe, lead singer/guitar player Natalie Hoffmann focused her energy into an album that’s both effortlessly poetic and unapologetically punk.
Fall is (almost!) here and we are ready with our favorite fall music! Here are the upcoming albums our music reviewers loved the most — pick up an issue of BUST on newsstands to see even more. Photo by Peter Senzamici ConveniencePill (Mexican Summer) Rating:5/5 IF ANYONE KNOWS how to articulate in the midst of chaos, it’s the Brooklyn-based quartet Pill. Following an acclaimed EP and single, the noise-driven post-punkers have taken their distinctive sound to a whole new level with their debut full-length album, Convenience.


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