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MNDR, Zambri and Tayisha Busay Crushed Glasslands

What's the perfect remedy for a freezing cold Thursday in late January? A hot lineup of three of the most unique and talented Brooklyn acts warming up our bodies and souls at the monthly traveling party, Crush. This month, Zambri, MNDR and Tayisha Busay took to Glasslands with a fistful of fire ready to make us sweat and sway.



The punky, poppy and all around purely-energetic trio of Taysiha Busay kicked off the night with exciting antics and even more thrilling songs. This being the first we'd seen them live, it was a treat to see a fairly full room of kids getting down to their infectiously-entertaining songs.



Suggested listening: Soul Power and French Song. Tayisha Busay play Don Hill's on February 6. More information here.


Up next, MNDR took the stage with her one-woman wrecking ball of a set. Having seen the gal twice prior, we knew exactly what we were in for and couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome. Powering through booty-shakers like C.L.U.B. and Sparrow, MNDR also has the chops to make you feel feelings...with songs like I Go Away. Generally speaking, we're still in complete swoon-mode since first catching her last year during CMJ.



Suggested listening: Fade to Black and C.L.U.B. MNDR is on tour with Yacht beginning February 16. Dates and info here.


Rounding out the evening was "no strangers to the Beastly-words", Zambri. We've long been singing their praises, and as hard as it is to believe, this was the first we'd had a chance to catch them live. If you thought you were moved by their recorded tracks, then I'd urge you to check them out live, as their performance is polished, dynamic and ready to bust onto a scene of great mass appeal. What a treat to catch them in fine live form.



Suggested listening: w/Somebody and Bang for Changes. Zambri play Union Pool on February 17. Info here.


mp3: Zambri - Easier

mp3: MNDR - C.L.U.B.

mp3: Tayisha Busay - French Song (Nite Club Remix)


Zambri - w/Somebody (new video!)

This week has been chock full of goodies from our pals, Zambri. Whether it's announcing that they're playing in Brooklyn later this month, OR the fact that we're giving away tickets so you can join in the fun, we have no complaints on the "Zambrinvasion" of Beastonia.


Yesterday, a select number of tweets hit us like a ton of bricks. Zambri unleashed radness in the form of a brand new video for their song, w/Somebody. (did you know, that's our favorite song of theirs!) 

The video, a stunningly-shot and emotionally-charged romp through forests, masked men and blurred and bloodied babes, debuted over on Spinner, and today, you can watch it here as well. Gosh, I can't get enough of the imagery and how well it ties in with the force of the track. Watch it now!



Reminder: I'm giving away tickets to see Zambri (along with MNDR and Tayisha Busay) at Glasslands on January 21. Enter here and good luck!

mp3: Zambri - wSomebody (Death Metal Disco Scene Remix)

Beastly Bits #2

I actually had this drafted and posted three (yes 3!) times yesterday, but some faulty tech issues had me scrap it all and starting over again today. Let's roll.


Breakfast is served. And it's super beefy, because both yesterday and today's bits are included.


Third Man Records will release 2 new Wanda Jackson singles; the first will be a cover of Amy Winehouse's You Know I'm No Good. Jackson plays Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on February 11. Tickets here.  

If you fancy yourself down under on Sunday, January 10, then I recommend you check out the Days Like This! festival. The lineup is massive and tickets are still available here.

Musician Kenna has developed the Summit on the Summit program, an initiative that strikes awareness on the clean water crisis. Artists and actors will climb Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds. Santigold started her trek yesterday...follow her progress here.

Avian X unleashed a new remix of her 2009 hit, Dark Circles. The fix comes from Josh Harris and is available as a free download below.

LA-based electro doo-hop trio, Hyper Crush, are currently in the studio. Watch them in action here.

Last week, I exclusively debuted a new My Gold Mask track, which can be found on their stunning new EP, A Thousand Voices. Stream or download the release in full over here.

Want to win tickets to see Zambri, MNDR and Tayisha Busay at Glasslands on January 21? Enter here.

Ellie Goulding wins the BBC Sound of 2010 honor. No surprise here, but most well deserved.

The enigmatic YouTube user, iamamiwhoami, sprung forth with 2 viral videos yesterday. Some say it's an album teaser for Goldfrapp or Christina Aguilera. Either way, my interest is piqued! Watch the stunning clips here.

Check out a video of Ian McCulloch in the East Village Radio studio with Mark Ronson from the night I hosted back in December. Special intro by yours truly. Watch here.


mp3: Avian X - Dark Circles (Josh Harris Remix)


Win Tickets to see MNDR + Zambri + Tayisha Busay at Glasslands!

I simply do not believe that there could be a radder trifecta of acts coming together on one night. Who cares if it's stupid-freezing outside when MNDR, Zambri and Tayisha Busay are set to collectively warm you up with their individually unique and superiorly styled brands of fire!


I've writ a bit (read: a lot) about MNDR and Zambri over the course of the past year, so I'll use this slot of space to introduce you to Tayisha Busay. The Brooklyn-based trio are the self-proclaimed "best electronic dance band you can possibly experience". Mixing the classy with the trashy, when the outfit isn't rolling around in piles of glitter and beaming out ridiculous lyrics, they are cuddling their keyboards and grinding up on their synthesizers.

With all three femme-fueled acts set to appear at Glasslands on Thursday, January 21 (ticket info here), there's no better way to show how much we dig all of them then by letting you join in on the fun...for free! I'm giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to the event. See below for details how to enter.


 Simply copy, paste and send me the below message via twitter and you're entered. Contest will remain open up 5pm on Monday, January 18.

yo @sheenabeaston i want to riot with you @mndr @zambri and @tayishabusay on january 21 @theglasslands so hook me up!


mp3: Tayisha Busay - French Song (Nite Club Remix)

mp3: Zambri - wSomebody (The Model Remix)

mp3: MNDR - Jump In

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