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AltPress Weekly: Bob Dylan, Meet Me @ The Altar, Trixie Mattel and more

Welcome to the second installment of AltPress Weekly. Each week, we’ll cover new things we want you to check out. We’ll shout out fresh song drops and vintage finds, highlighting longtime favorites and brand-new discoveries. We’ll also feature the stories we can’t stop thinking about, along with all of the goings-on here at Alternative Press. […]

DE’WAYNE drops alluring video for “Super 8” ahead of debut album—watch

DE’WAYNE is remarkably candid about his intentions in his new music video for “Super 8.” “Super 8” is the latest single off his upcoming album, Stains. The multifaceted, 11-track album serves as DE’WAYNE’s debut full-length and showcases his relentless desire and passion as a musician. The record also features Awsten Knight of Waterparks on “Perfume,” […]

Waterparks reveal A Night Out On Earth tour with exclusive presale

Waterparks have announced their A Night Out On Earth tour. The North American run will launch in October, bringing the group to over a dozen U.S. cities. Alternative Press and Live Nation have partnered to offer a special presale for the tour. Launching Wednesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. local time, the sale will run […]

Waterparks debut anxiety-driven “Violet!” from 'Greatest Hits'—watch

Waterparks deal with an obsessed fan in their new cinematic video for “Violet!” from their recently released album Greatest Hits. Like many other songs from Alternative Press’s May cover stars, “Violet!” has a playful and upbeat sound while the lyrics reveal a darker tone. Read more: Awsten Knight and Joel Madden have a low tolerance […]

Awsten Knight and Joel Madden have a low tolerance for boredom—watch

Given Waterparks’ discography, it would have been entirely acceptable and too easy for them to release a true-to-form greatest hits record composed of fan-favorite tracks. But rather than revisiting their previous accomplishments and restyling them, Waterparks’ fourth full-length, Greatest Hits, creates an encapsulating space that analyzes the perception of reality. While the trio wrote and […]

DE’WAYNE finds his own way on debut album title track “Stains”—watch

DE’WAYNE has released his latest single “Stains.” The song was accompanied by a psychedelic animated visual which sees the artist surfing across L.A. in pursuit of fortune and fame. The title track follows the announcement of DE’WAYNE’s debut record, STAINS. Slated to drop June 18 via Hopeless Records, the album will feature 11 tracks. Read […]

Waterparks' release blatantly dark "Just Kidding" off 'Greatest Hits'

It’s Waterparks Wednesday, and the group have released “Just Kidding,” the seventh track on their forthcoming album, Greatest Hits. Directed by vocalist Awsten Knight and creative collaborator Jawn Rocha, “Just Kidding” feels like an intimate glimpse into Knight’s inner psyche.  The video opens with Knight in a white room by himself, playing guitar in his […]

10 alternative music videos that brought your wildest dreams to life

Every music video an artist releases is a labor of love. Whether it’s a DIY home video or highly produced with costumes and epic themes, musicians get to add a visual element to their lyrics and melodies that come from a deep place. A lot of times, music videos will reflect the abstractness of dreams. […]

Waterparks capture uncertainty in "You'd Be Paranoid Too"—watch

Waterparks are back with another thrilling video after sharing their newest track “You’d Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)” on April 28, 2021.  The latest single from the Alternative Press cover stars follows previously released tracks “Numb,” “Snow Globe” and “Lowkey As Hell,” off their upcoming album Greatest Hits. The song […]

10 artists who bring together elements of alternative and hip-hop

In the year 2021, being confined to one genre is a thing of the past. Artists have pushed the boundaries when it comes to sound, so even the lines of pop punk, hip-hop, rock, heavy metal and more can be blurred. Particularly in the past few years, rap and punk have formed a cohesive bond. […]

Waterparks redefine 'Greatest Hits' on their all-new AltPress cover

If you typed “waterparks” into your Google search bar four years ago, you’d likely have been sent back local ads for “waterparks near you.” Fast forward four years: If you search for Waterparks, you’ll be welcomed into the rainbow-colored palette created by the Houston, Texas natives. Three albums deep and a fourth on the way, […]

DE'WAYNE gives a glimpse into his past in the explosive "Walking To Work"

In his brand-new track, DE’WAYNE wants you to stop calling him. After cryptically teasing his song for a few days and exciting his ever-growing fanbase that he lovingly calls “the circle,” DE’WAYNE finally released his single “Walking To Work” today. The bass-y, dynamic tune is inspired by his strolls to his job before he entered […]

10 artists who brilliantly directed their own music videos

To some musicians, the aesthetic portion of their art is just as important, if not more than the music itself, in conveying their message.  Music videos are the ultimate form of expression. Bands have truly taken music video concepts to the next level—hiding Easter eggs, raising awareness to causes or even telling their own personal […]

DE'WAYNE sees a place for everyone in alternative music

Singer, rapper and a true-to-form poet, DE’WAYNE is changing the scope of rock ’n’ roll and punk as we know it. His aggressive and brilliant sound is exactly what new audiences didn’t know they needed after just one listen. This year began strong with the release of his high-energy solo track “I Know Something.” Now, […]

Waterparks release dynamic video for new single “Numb”—watch

Just a few days after Waterparks debuted “Numb” during their epic Anti Tour virtual concert, the trio have returned with a chaotically energetic video for the new track. “Numb,” which hit streaming services March 29, follows “Lowkey As Hell” and “Snow Globe.” As well, it offers another preview of the sounds and influences on Waterparks’ […]

10 music videos where artists completely destroyed the set

Chaos and destruction have been a theme in punk and alternative music since the dawn of the genres. From old-school guitar smashing to intense moshing, punks love to destroy stuff to blow off some steam. The music has always been a gritty, realistic view of the world, including its darkest parts, which leads way to […]

Waterparks debut new track "Numb" live on Anti Tour performance—review

With the devastating mass cancellations of live shows this past year, artists have been trying to find creative ways to connect with their fans in a safe way. What that means in practice is that we’ve seen a lot of online performances, some better than others, but most self-recorded from artists’ living rooms and studio […]

12 new collabs your favorite musicians have made with rising artists

2021 has already started out as a strong year for music, with artists expanding their pool of collaborations more than ever. After the train wreck that was 2020, musicians seem to be experimenting more often—spanning genres with collaborations and, in some cases, helping up-and-coming artists receive some limelight by featuring them on tracks.  Read more: […]

DE’WAYNE and Awsten Knight team up for cathartic new track “Perfume”—watch

After teasing a collab for months, alternative singer/rapper DE’WAYNE and Waterparks’ Awsten Knight have finally released their highly anticipated track “Perfume.” The duo also shared a refreshing music video for the song. With the new track, DE’WAYNE hopes to show that love doesn’t just manifest in one emotion, and falling in love might not always […]

Waterparks just confirmed that massive album title fan theory—here's how

The news Waterparks fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. On Thursday, the trio confirmed their highly-anticipated new album is finally on the way. As well, listeners don’t have to wait too much longer to hear Waterparks’ new single “Snow Globe.” Read more: guccihighwaters digs up the past in video for nothing,nowhere. collab—watch All […]

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