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Peaches and Kim Gordon always sounded like a dream combination on record, and given their backgrounds in visual arts, who really doubted that they’d come up with a cracking video for their collaboration?
“I may be young, but I know what I want” is an apt opening line for “Boy,” the second single from rising pop musician Sizzy Rocket. Her first, “Bestie,” was part cheeky pop parody, part queer empowerment: atop a track that would fit in on Taylor Swift’s 1989, she lusts hard for her best girl friend like she’s another one of her girlfriends, rather than a prop for male desire. Rocket takes it down a sexual notch with the romance of her synth-driven power-ballad “Boy,” but she’s still direct. “Boy, you’re giving me life,” she asserts on the song, which Flavorwire is pleased to premiere below.
Alongside the news, Peaches released the first music video from the album, for the track “Light in Places.” And lest you think she’s not being literal with her lyrics, “I’ve …Read More
“Sucking on my titties like you wanted me/ Calling me, all the time like Blondie/ Check out my Chrissie be-Hynde/ It’s fine, all of the time.” These were the first words many heard from Peaches, on her 2000 single “Fuck the Pain Away.” Fifteen years later, it seems like a relatively tame opening statement from the transgressive cult provocateur born Merrill …Read More
There are lots of rock songs about sex, but a whole lot fewer about menages à trois, and you can see why: the ones that do exist are almost universally terrible. This seems like a blot on the music industry’s collective copybook, so we figured there might be some merit in investigating the circumstances behind a bunch of famous threesome songs. You’ll never believe what happened next!
Summer is slowly winding down, which means we will all be faced with a good deal of sartorial choices as we make the move from hot to cold. One of the most important facing many of us is whether or not we’re planning on growing our beards in to shield us from the harsh winds (that is, if we can even grow them in the first place) and crappy weather.
A couple of weeks back, we celebrated Pride Month with a pretty epic selection of essential LGBT films. The post was so popular with our readers that we thought we’d follow up with a similar selection of LGBT albums. As with our film selection, this encompasses records featuring LGBT artists and/or characters and themes. (And no, of course it doesn’t include Michelle …Read More