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California trio L.A. Witch’s sophomore LP adds lots of grit to the reverberated sound they embody by taking inspiration from grunge, psychedelic, Western, and punk genres, and melding them in a surprising way. The ever-cool vocals of lead singer Sade Sanchez blend seamlessly with the fuzzy and unrelenting guitars, deep bass, and punchy drums of the album. The opening track, “I Wanna Lose,” sets the record’s tone sonically and lyrically: “I control myself/Nobody else/Choose to lose/And free yourself,” Sanchez sings, demanding that the listener be...
 Week of Women: Ariana Grande, Tierra Whack, Dua Lipa It’s the week you’ve been waiting for: not only is The Crown is back, and queer period drama Ammonite is here, too. Many of us are hunkering down to be safe (and to quarantine, especially as we hit a second wave), but at least there are tons of new books, songs, and movies to stream. Here are just a few. MOVIES/TV  The Crown   The fourth season of acclaimed royal drama The Crown finally introduces us to Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) and Margaret Thatcher (Gillian...
After many years of requests for better representation in comics, comics are continuing to diversify and open more doors for women, on and off the page — and Young Adult fiction could be a big contributing factor. Just this week, DC Comics announced Marie Javins as the new Editor-in-Chief of the entire company. Javins will be responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of the company’s publishing schedule to grow all DC imprints. One imprint that has been incredibly successful in attracting female readership and providing more...
Clea DuVall’s Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, is pushing right past the stringent boundaries of the traditional holiday love story. In the trailer, out now, Abby (Stewart) is excited to meet her girlfriend, Harper's (Davis) family — but upon their arrival, Harper reveals that she has yet to come out, asking Abby to play her "orphan roommate." The scheme sends the two of them down a series of hilarious hurdles as they navigate Harper's concealed home life identity, the complexities of coming out, and...
Jon Hamm is center stage in Eels' latest music video, “Are We Alright Again,” singing along to the song in headphones as a robbery, unbeknownst to him, unfolds in the background. Sipping whiskey and jamming out in this 1970s-style house, Hamm delivers some serious Don Draper energy, or perhaps his indie alternative.  Top photo: Youtube / OfficialEels  More from BUST El Perro Del Mar's "Dreamers Change The World" Video Is All About Liberation Resistance Revival Chorus’ Debut Album "This Joy" Is The Perfect Antidote To Your Election Day Anxiety Queue This Dance-Punk...
This morning, Fox News correspondent Howard Kurtz published an article about what he calls the “politics of perpetual payback.” In it, he directly compares Whoopi Goldberg telling Trump supporters to “suck it up” to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying that it is “ridiculous” to question whether or not Trump will take part in a peaceful transfer of power. Kurtz does bring up some important facts like how the General Services Administration is refusing to sign a routine transition order that would allow Biden’s staff...
What better way to say goodbye to the fascist Trump administration than with a protest anthem? “Dreamers change the world,” the new song from Swedish indie-pop singer El Perro del Mar off of her upcoming EP FREE LAND, is about just that. El Perro del Mar, also known as Sarah Assbring, says the track is “about resisting giving in...about freedom of creativity and freedom of thought.” The EP, out November 20 from The Control Group, was inspired by numerous after hours visits to the Museum of Modern...
Danielle Evans’ new novella and collection of stories reads like a prescient letter from a brutally honest friend with her finger on the pulse of an ailing culture. Each story bristles with the author’s signature wit and precision. Her narrators engage in a constant struggle to be seen as “real people” despite possessing many trappings of privilege. In “Happily Ever After” a woman dresses with care before a hospital consult so that she may resemble “a person whose mother deserved to live.” In the titular...
The earth, the sun and all the surrounding planets exist in the Milky Way Galaxy, an easy thing to say but an almost impossible thing to understand. Proxima is the nearest galaxy to us, more than 20 trillion miles away, an incomprehensible distance. “Proxima is the galaxy closest to us and yet it is still so far away much like the emotional relationship between a mother and daughter.” says Alice Winocour, the director of a new movie named after the galaxy. Her film, distributed by Pathé, is...
You probably know Ann Dowd from her terrifying portrayal of Aunt Lydia on Hulu’s feminist masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale. But she’s been popping up in multiple roles on all the Law & Order shows for years and she also starred in the incredible 2012 suspense film Compliance. She finally became a household name in 2017 for her riveting performance as Aunt Lydia for which she won a well-deserved Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. And her latest film, a new adaptation of...