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    KIM GORDONNo Home Record(Matador)   Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth’s former de-facto leader, has now unveiled her debut solo album, No Home Record, and it’s got everything we’ve come to know and love about her group work. There were glimmers of solo Gordon throughout the duration of her decades-long career, and here we get a culmination of all of that. Opener “Sketch Artist” features Gordon cooing over distorted guitars and bass before switching gears into a smooth melody and then returning to chaos. She cleverly utilizes sound to...
BODEGAShiny New Model(What’s Your Rupture?)    Art-rock group Bodega shows off its intriguing instrumental prowess on this eight-song EP. On their second offering of 2019 (they released a live album, Witness Scroll, in February), these New York punks have created more tunes to boost our disillusioned spirits. While the vocals are delivered in an intentionally blasé manner, the guitar work by Ben Hozie and Madison Velding-VanDam, and Heather Elle’s bass skills, are relentless in their exciting deviations and innovative expanses. “Treasures of the Ancient World” and...
  Starcrawler has just released their second album Devour You on Rough Trade. The L.A.-based rock band is comprised of members Austin Smith (drums), Henri Cash (guitar), and Tim Franco (bass) and Arrow De Wilde (Vocals/Lyrics). De Wilde's parents are renowned photographer Autumn De Wilde (Beck, The White Stripes) and drummer Aaron Sperske (Beachwood Sparks, Father John Misty), which allowed her to grow up around many eclectic artists and musicians. De Wilde took some time out to speak with BUST about her band, touring, and feminism. Tell me about Starcrawler’s...
  Rachael Sage has just released a new single – “Bravery’s On Fire” via MPress Records that is now available online.   Sage recently revealed that she was diagnosed with endometrial (uterine) cancer in 2018. She’s now in complete remission, and hopes to raise awareness of it. Endometrial (uterine) cancer is one of the most common type of women’s cancers in the U.S. with an estimation of 60,000 new cases to be diagnosed this year, and worldwide it is the 15th most common occurring cancer, overall, with 380,000 cases...
LISA PRANKPerfect Love Song(Father/Daughter Records) Quirky pop-punk princess Lisa Prank (the moniker of musician Robin Edwards) returns for a third album of ’90s-influenced songs with wry lyrics that speak to flawed romantic relationships. The fast-paced “Rodeo” features Ramones-style power chords alongside catchy vocals that comment on becoming jaded towards romantic connections: “By now I know/This isn’t my first rodeo.” “Ignore It” reflects on avoiding the flaws in a new relationship in order to prolong those first feelings of hope and joy. Perfect Love Song (produced by...
Taraka Larson has struck out on her own this fall with the recent dissolution of her band Prince Rama, the dance-rock powerhouse she's fronted with her sister Nimai since 2009. Eight albums and countless tours later, Nimai recently decided to retire from music, leaving Taraka to soldier on following the band's goodbye to the world. She decided that only a true funeral pyre could properly consecrate the band's remaining three songs, which inspired her vinyl EP titled Rage in Peace, made from the melted remains of the band's ephemera that sold...
VAGABONAll the Women in Me(Nonesuch Records) Vagabon (the project of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Lætitia Tamko) flexes new muscles with All the Women in Me, the follow-up to her intimate, lower-fi debut Infinite Worlds (2017). The album (written and produced entirely by Tamko) showcases assured, dynamic vocal abilities, a knack for poetic lyrics, and a complex range of moods and sounds. Lead single “Flood Hands,” a whopper of a love song, sends up a burning flare—powerful arrangements swell in tandem with Tamko’s pining vocals. And “In A Bind” builds...
    Few women have arrived on the music scene with the critical and commercial force of Rickie Lee Jones. Her self-titled debut featured 11 songs that ranged from the catchy, lighthearted “Chuck E’s in Love” (a Top 5 hit) to heartbreaking ballads like “Last Chance Texaco” and “Company.” That album made her an overnight success: she graced the cover of Rolling Stone, won the Grammy for Best New Artist of 1979 and became the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live to be allowed three songs...
“Come closer,” Raya sings on “Contact”—and her smooth, seductive vocals tempt listeners to do just that. Inspired by artists including BANKS and FKA Twigs, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter pairs her clear, alluring voice with an experimental beat and otherworldly production to create a treat that’s more than just a sultry alt-R&B earworm: it’s an exploration, pushing the limits of genre, intimacy, and complicated relationships. “‘Contact’ is an inside look into my journey as a queer, non-monogamous woman,” Raya says. “I wrote the song during a moment of reflection on...
DEADBEAT BEATHow Far(Arrowhawk Records & Crystal Palace Records) Growing up is hard to do, but Deadbeat Beat makes anxiety sound so good. This garage-rock throwback from high-school besties Maria Nuccilli, Alex Glendening, and Zak Frieling is full of total freakouts ranging from the sweet hi-hat-assisted crooner "From What I Can Tell" to the rowdy strummer "You Lift Me Up" about an emotionally manipulative relationship on the outs. But the Detroit trio is in full-on panic mode on the eight-minute "Tree, Grass & Stone," which will make...