Music

It's not that often that I get THIS excited about a musician, but I am loco for this girl Karin Dreijer Andersson, one half of the Swedish brother/sister duo The Knife. Her solo record, Fever Ray (Mute) is a beautiful, haunting collection of songs that I am digging in a major way. (Look for more of this amazing artist in BUST...) ...

My good friends Taylor Cohen and Otto Arsenault made this awesome new music video for Matt and Kim! Check it out! ...

If you're in New York, looking for something to do after you check out the Peaches listening jam we're sponosring, check out Heeb Magazine's Music Issue Release party. Brooklyn babes, Suckers , (pictured) team up with Heeb to celebrate the release of their rad new EP, and are joined by dancetastic duo, Tanlines, and a DJ set by Chris Keating of Yeasayer. Colt 45 from 8-9. ...
Annabel Alpers - New Zealand's one-woman-and-her-computer act Bachelorette - is about to release her third record, My Electric Family. The album nicely lives up to the description that Alpers gives for herself on Bachelorette's MySpace page - it is indeed like she ''took too many mushrooms and fell in love with a computer.'' The opening guitars of the first track, ''Instructions for Insomniacs'' have a repetitive, almost hypnotic sound to them. It would seem that Bachelorette wants to soothe and lull the aforementioned insomniacs...

Well crafted and dreamy, Hush stands out and avoids cliché....

These Are Powers is impossibly hip and impossible to categorize....

The "Him" of She & Him returns to his solo roots with a stunning album....

Dance Mother is an avant-garde/hip-hop hybrid....

Distorted and groovy, Mirror Eye brings psychedelic up to date....

Sweet, but not too sweet....