Bandcamp acquired by ‘Fortnite’ creators Epic Games

Bandcamp is joining Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite and Unreal Engine. The platform will still operate as a standalone marketplace and music community. However, it will now work with Epic Games to expand internationally and develop its operations. Epic Games will help Bandcamp develop everything from its album pages, payment system and search features […]

Lorraine Petel’s Famous Last Words and the future of rock radio

Lorraine Petel has a deep background in music and radio, from early roots in the punk scene to developing content for Sonos, NTS radio and Her work has helped to push rock music broadcasting to new levels, even winning her the admiration of punk legend Iggy Pop, leading to collaborations between the pair for […]

Deb Never's new 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone' EP is a must listen

Deb Never has released her highly anticipated second EP, Where Have All The Flowers Gone? The project features production from Jam City, Jim-E Stack, Michael Percy, Luke Wild and more. The eight-song EP showcases just how much of a musical expert Never has become. Constantly bridging the gap between genres, Never dances from alt-rock to […]

Deb Never & Jim-E Stack explore contrasting moods in “Sweet & Spice”

Deb Never has released the new single “Sweet & Spice,” a collaboration with Jim-E Stack (Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, Joji). The track is the latest single to be released from her upcoming EP, Where Have All The Flowers Gone?, due out Sept. 10. “Sweet & Spice” is essentially a sonic pros and cons list. Listeners […]

9 bands we wish would come back to make another full-length album

In the past decade, everyone from Misfits and Jawbreaker to My Chemical Romance and Rage Against The Machine has thrilled us with the announcement of a reunion show or tour. And while we’re ecstatic to see these artists hit the road again, that doesn’t stop us from wishing that they’d make a pitstop or two […]

18 emerging pop-punk artists backed by Pinkshift’s Ashrita Kumar

Back in February, Alternative Press hailed Pinkshift as one of 100 Artists You Need To Know. Now, vocalist Ashrita Kumar is expanding that list with 18 of her favorite emerging pop-punk-adjacent bands. It might not surprise you to learn that the Baltimore-based outfit’s influences are just as eclectic as their sound. In fact, Kumar is quick to note […]

Fuckin Whatever (TBS, Circa Survive, Grouplove) drop new “Original Sin”

Over the last year, artists have found creative ways to fill their time and connect with their fans. With time and space to either work on new tracks or release previously shelved projects, we’ve been spoiled for choice by many bands and artists, and some of the projects have been unexpected. None, perhaps, more so […]

Deb Never isn't seeking forgiveness or apologizing in "Sorry"—watch

Deb Never has released an angst-ridden new video for her latest single “Sorry.” The song is the first track from an upcoming project due out this summer. The video follows the single, which dropped April 21. The track was accompanied by a simple visual, showcasing the artist hanging out in a variety of minimalist settings. […]

Pinkshift release grungy punk single “Mars” off of debut EP ‘Saccharine’

Baltimore-based band Pinkshift are redefining the pop-punk landscape with their debut EP Saccharine which dropped April 2. Over the past few months, Pinkshift have slowly released the songs that appear on the EP. Now, they have finally unleashed “Mars,” the final song off of the five-track release. Taking inspiration from ’90s grunge and early ’00s […]

August Burns Red preview new EP with ferocious single "Icarus"—listen

It’s been less than a year since August Burns Red debuted their full-length studio album Guardians. However, that hasn’t stopped them from dropping even more new tunes over the past few months. Now, August Burns Red are compiling all of their recent releases and upcoming songs into a new EP called Guardians Sessions, which arrives […]

Supergroup Fuckin Whatever (Circa Survive, TBS, Grouplove) only had one rule

It’s been nearly five years since Adam Lazzara, John Nolan, Anthony Green and Ben Homola took to privately closing out their summer tour stops with improvised, instrument-less displays of their far-reaching creative talents. Now, the Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, and Grouplove supergroup, Fuckin Whatever, are actively collaborating for the first time ever. It seems a strange twist of fate that a collective first […]

10 trans women musicians who are changing the world of punk rock

The punk community has notably provided refuge for society’s outcasts since its early foundations in the 1970s. Unfortunately, representation has been historically lacking across the scene, especially when it comes to LGBTQIA+ participation. While queer musicians as a whole seem to exist as a minority in punk rock, transgender artists are a glaring rarity. But don’t think that […]

10 musicians who are shaping the underground scene on SoundCloud

You may discover these artists listed in movements ranging anywhere from trap and emo rap to hyperpop, hexD/surge and glitchcore. But we recognize a scene kid when we see one. Check out these artists who are changing the game in SoundCloud’s trap/emo-rap underground by throwing it back to the 2000s Myspace era in unique and […]

Bandcamp’s monthly artist fundraisers will happen for the rest of 2020

Due to coronavirus, many artists are unable to perform and tour. To help make up for artists’ lost revenue, Bandcamp has been hosting monthly artist fundraisers. During these days, known as “Bandcamp Fridays,” the digital music retailer gives its cut of fees to artists and labels. Now, it has been announced that Bandcamp is hosting […]

Watch AJR honor Adam Schlesinger with a new Fountains Of Wayne cover

Back in April, Fountains Of Wayne‘s Adam Schlesinger tragically passed away due to COVID-19 complications. Since then, tributes to Schlesinger have continued pouring out. Now, AJR are paying tribute to the late musician, songwriter and creator in a new Fountains Of Wayne cover. On June 17, AJR shared a cover of “Hackensack,” taken from Fountains […]

MCS, Nada Surf and more honor Adam Schlesinger in a new tribute album

It’s been two months since Fountains Of Wayne‘s Adam Schlesinger passed away from COVID-19 complications. Since then, the entertainment industry has continued to honor his memory in various ways. Now, a tribute album is being released in honor of Schlesinger that features Motion City Soundtrack, Nada Surf and more. All of the proceeds from Saving […]

See members of Run-DMC, Anthrax and more team up for charity medley

This week, members of Run-DMC, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies and Volbeat have teamed up to give back to Music Unites. In a new video posted on June 15, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante has crafted a Run-DMC medley with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels on vocals. Alongside them, former Anthrax member Rob Caggiano (now of Volbeat) and Suicidal Tendencies bassist […]

These artists and labels are donating their no-fee Bandcamp sales to BLM

Tomorrow marks another day of Bandcamp‘s initiative to put money in the pockets of artists during the coronavirus pandemic by getting rid of their fees but many artists and labels are deciding to donate all of their profits to Black Lives Matter initiatives. The company even has a full list of participants which you can find here to start considering […]

Bandcamp is donating sales to NAACP Legal Defense Fund for 24 hours

Bandcamp is revealing they are donating all of their sales for Juneteenth to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Juneteenth lands on June 19 representing the emancipation date for the last enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy in 1865. Read More: Anonymous disrupts Chicago police radios with N.W.A.’s “Fuck Tha Police” Today, […]

Here's how much artists made in Bandcamp's latest coronavirus relief effort

Last Friday, Bandcamp waived their revenue share for artists for the second time and after the massive success of their first run, they’re revealing the new numbers. According to the platform, fans spent $7.1 million in just 24 hours marking an increase for profits going towards artists from the last time they did this. Read More: Nicolas […]
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