May 18th marked the 35th anniversary of Ian Curtis’s death. Joy Division is a band that has influenced many of my favorite musicians, and one I have at least started to explore on its own. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Ian Curtis Edition
Chances are if you spend time on the internet you know Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj have a video for “Feeling Myself.” Many lady bloggers feel a sense of obligation regarding fawning over Beyoncé’s continued women empowerment videos and collaborations and I’m no different. Read More 5 Things We’re Not Over in the “Feeling Myself” Video
Consistently listed as one of the best Riot Grrl albums, Dig Me Out is my favorite Sleater-Kinney album. It has been a fan favorite since its release in 1997. Read More Record Machine: Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney
I fell down the rabbit hole this week and got sucked back into a time of gigapets and AOL. A time where it took us an hour to download one single scene of porn. That’s right I got sucked back into the ’90s. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Totally ’90s Edition
I am in no way exaggerating when I say the late 1970s/early 1980s Bollywood and disco marriage produced the best music ever. The hooks were infectious as hell and will make you dance. Sure, a huge factor in my fondness for this music is my parents (Dad mostly) playing this around the house growing up, but you can’t deny how universally appealing these songs are.
Friends, when you read this, I’ll be taking my first trip to New York City as an adult, so this week’s Record Machine is as indulgent as ever. And with all due respect to Frank Sinatra, let’s listen to a few other city-centric tunes.
Happy Wednesday, all! It’s the middle of the week, and I’m trying to get through. Here’s a playlist of songs that are helping me cope. A lot of these songs are ones that I’ve known since I was really young, so I guess that must mean something. Read More Persephone Playlist: Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week, Midweek Edition
With an ethereal folk-pop slant, Lady Lazarus has used her intuition and personal experiences to craft minimalist piano-based songs since 2008. Having released three albums and one EP, her latest is Miracles, out this year on the label Queen’s Ransom. I had a chance to chat with her over email about the themes that fuel her songwriting and what it’s like to be a touring female musician.