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“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...
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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...
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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...
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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 psychedelic ride. Each song is it's own journey...
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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,...
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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...
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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 volatile comprehensively, and...
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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...
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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...
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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 Wetter...
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