M.I.A.: Bring The Noize

Bikini Kill, a new release from M.I.A., a playlist for pride and more in our recap of music we tweeted this week

British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress Ebony Bones is big and getting bigger. She just released a new single from her second album Behold, A Pale Horse, and the sound and composition are undeniably explosive. Dynamically charged, the intense vocal loop and riveting orchestral strings in “I See I Say” drive the song all the way through. The children’s choir accompaniment that comes in and …

Ebony Bones: I See I Say

Bikini Kill, a new release from M.I.A., a playlist for pride and more in our recap of music we tweeted this week

This track comes from Yoko Ono’s 2007 Yes, I’m A Witch remix album. Cat Power aka Chan Marshall took the vocals from Ono’s original 1995 “Revelations” and transformed the song into a beautiful, stripped-down duet—a dialogue between the past and present. Marshall’s choice to remove the guitars and drums puts the focus on Ono’s poetic lyrics, parts of which are tenderly spoken in a mesmerizing …

Yoko Ono and Cat Power: Revelations

Bikini Kill, a new release from M.I.A., a playlist for pride and more in our recap of music we tweeted this week

It’s been a huge week for LGBTQ politics and pride. To celebrate NYC Gay Pride Week, National Pride Month across the US and a marriage equality ruling by the Supreme Court, we’re listening to Rdio’s The Year In Queer Playlist. With songs from Frank Ocean, Tegan and Sara, Beyoncé, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mykki Blanco and Brenmar, the selection reflects “the biggest gay moments of the …