Music

Strap in, fellow dykes. In the midst of quarantine, Taylor Swift came out of nowhere and said she was dropping an album only 16 hours after announcing it. Her eighth studio album, Folklore, is not only a collection of songs she poured her “whims, dreams, fears, and musings into,” but a sapphic masterpiece. Surprise ? Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my 8th studio album, folklore; an entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into. Pre-order at...
THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWNTemple(Ribbon Music) On their fifth studio album, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down explore what it means to be whole. Hell-bent on owning her identity, Thao Nguyen looks within and opens up from every jarring angle. In turn, the San Francisco-based group arrives at its most personal and complex work. Gooey beats melt into bellowing riffs creating a lively sound, but in a trip-hop, heavy way. Temple is a direct embrace of the front-woman’s defining parts, particularly the ones...
In 2019, Taylor Swift dropped her long-awaited seventh studio album, Lover, and less than a year later, she just announced that she’s releasing her eighth studio album called folklore. On Twitter, Swift described the record as “an entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into.” The album will be released at midnight tonight. Surprise ? Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my 8th studio album, folklore; an entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of...

Burger Records, longtime home to many scrappy and charming garage bands, has come under fire for fostering a culture of sexual misconduct among both its artists and staff. The label announced on Monday that they intended to make “major structural changes” in order to address “a culture of toxic masculinity” that they have long perpetuated, though they have since made the decision to shut down completely. Bands like the Growlers, the Black Lips, SWMRS, and the Buttertones have been implicated.  Multiple artists came forward last week to share...
Colombian-Canadian artist Tei Shi just released new EP, Die 4 Ur Love, on July 17. In addition to releasing two EPs and albums, she's worked with artists such as Blood Orange, A$AP Rocky, and Tyler, the Creator. "Die 4 Ur Love," the song and EP as a whole, was created entirely during quarantine and is about "losing someone you never thought you could lose... and the end of the world as you know it." The latest single, "Goodbye," was released on June 26. Pre-save the EP...
BUST is excited to exclusively premiere SUSU's new song and video, “It Can’t Be Over.” The song is the lead single off of their upcoming debut EP, Panther City. The single is a catchy tune about not wanting a relationship to end, featuring soulful guitar and rich vocals.   The New York-based band is known for blending of rock ‘n’ roll and soul. SUSU, led by Liza Colby and Kia Warren, combines Liza’s psychedelic sensibility and Kia’s slow-burn aesthetic. Of the band, Liza says, “We aren’t shy about...
Country crooner Margo Price opens up about the perils of manufactured music, making career moves as a mama, and turning relationship trash into lyrical treasure My chat with Margo Price takes place under less-than-ideal circumstances. The country music singer-songwriter is quarantined in her home with her husband and two children on the rural outskirts of Nashville, TN, readying for the premiere of her third studio album, That’s How Rumors Get Started. The project was slated for a May 2020 release, but due to a global pandemic,...
Lady A, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum, is currently suing a Black blues singer, Anita White — who has also gone by Lady A for over 20 years — after they could not come to an agreement over sharing the name Lady A. The band Lady A made the decision to change their name due to the word antebellum's ties to slavery. This was generally well-received at first, but there was a problem: there’s already a singer who goes by the name Lady A. In...
Suzi Quatro was a young bass-playing, singer-songwriter spitfire who shot out of Detroit in the mid-1960s. The new documentary, Suzi Q, explores MQuatro’s life from her beginnings with the all-women band The Pleasure Seekers to her international solo success. After being discovered by record producer Mickey Most, Quatro left her hometown of Detroit and moved to London. For two years, Quatro and Most tried to come up with what her exact sound and image would be. She then decided that she wanted to wear leather like her hero, Elvis...
JARBOE Illusory(Consouling Sounds)  Former Swans member Jarboe continues exploring her unique musical universe with Illusory. She adeptly uses her voice not only to sing actual lyrics, but also to create nontraditional vocal sculptures, forming a new, choral language, like on “Cathedral,” “Flight,” and “Into the Arms of Sleep.” The title track is reminiscent of Nico’s harmonium-based work, and the acoustic number “Man of Hate” comes closest to her work with Swans or the World of Skin side project. This album illustrates the most recent stop on Jarboe’s experimental musical journey, one...