Bikini Kill: Rebel Girl

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

The London-via-Sri Lanka female rapper is back with a high energy, club-ready new single and video with “Bring The Noize” in anticipation of her upcoming fourth album Matangi. Calling on longtime collaborator Switch and newcomer Surkin for beats, M.I.A.’s new track sounds like a culmination of her best efforts throughout her career with a contemporary UK house vibe. M.I.A.’s lyrics and visuals are no less …

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 …