Music

If you’re looking for a song that will make you want to snuggle up in a blanket and get into your feels—then you’ve come to the right place. BUST is thrilled to exclusively premiere the new single from singer-songwriter Annika Bennett, “Only Emotion.” The latest single from her forthcoming EP of the same name, “Only Emotion” builds up from what feels like an intimate gig with just Bennett and her guitar into a soulful crescendo incorporating drums and strings that will leave the listener hanging on...
Nashville-based Bully returned to rural Minnesota to record their “happy-go-lucky/fuck-it-all” third studio album. Frontperson Alicia Bognanno teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton to blend her raspy, urgent vocals with dynamic bass-heavy melodies. The playful, cheeky lo-fi elements are a departure from their previous album, which brings unexpected pockets of levity, like playing in rain puddles. “Let You” showcases Bully’s beloved, signature head-banging rhythms, but the stripped-down penultimate track, “Hours and Hours,” illustrates Bognanno’s emotional growth: “I’m pulling out my hair/Trying to figure this...
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...
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...
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...
The Resistance Revival Chorus’ debut album could not have come at a better moment. This Joy, out today via Righteous Babe Records, provides exactly what we all need at such a pivotal and uncertain time—hope. A collective of over 70 women and non-binary activists, the Resistance Revival Chorus was founded in the wake of the 2017 Women’s March. Their aim has always been to uplift the voices of women and non-binary people, especially people of color, through protest songs. Since their formation, they’ve backed Kesha at...
CRICKETS is a politically charged dance-punk project led by Le Tigre’s JD Samson along with Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum and MEN’s Michael O’Neill. Consisting of only vocals, a guitar, a synthesizer, and a drum machine, the album is an exercise in minimalism that is heavily influenced by post-punk and electropop. At its best, CRICKETS is high-energy and danceable rock ‘n’ roll—see album standouts like the emotional banger “Never” and “Bike lane,” an ode to queer music. Though some of the slower tracks could use...
Fiona Silver’s glamorous cover of the 1959 classic "Love Potion No.9" is dropping today on Spotify and all music platforms. The song features Dennis Dunaway, the iconic founding and present member of Alice Cooper's band, and the accompanying video is an enviable spooky dance party full of gimmicky costumes and '60s-inspired Halloween decor. Silver is decked out in a sparkly dress fit for Jessica Rabbit, standing on an eerily cobwebbed stage. Although the song is a familiar spooky tune, Silver’s sultry delivery and infectious joy give...
Gavin Turek, Sofi Tukker, Lauren Ruth Ward, Boh Doran, Dresage, Elizabeth Woolf, and BELLSAINT share some words of encouragement for their fellow Americans.  We can pridefully say that voter suppression tactics did *not* make it onto this year's ballot, because ‘VOTE’ and ‘REGISTER TO VOTE’ are currently trending. If you’re active on Instagram, you know that the platform is spreading voter resources like ad-wildfire, and it’s become cool to help others navigate their way through this upcoming election. Certain celebrities have even made it fashionable to...
Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Georgia Anne Muldrow conjures a mélange of sounds as the one-woman band JYOTI on her jazz-saturated album, Mama, You Can Bet! At first listen, it points to the comforting sounds of Nina Simone or Erykah Badu (with whom Muldrow has collaborated in the past), along with inflections of Shuggie Otis and Solange. Such breadth might spell trouble, but Muldrow’s wayfaring album is a vagabond that never gets lost. From the excellent “Ra’s Noise” to the title track, the songs don’t just slap, they...