TikTok breakout Aidan Bissett redefines what it means to be a heartthrob with his nostalgic pop-rock

Welcome to AP&R, where we highlight rising artists who will soon become your new favorite. Having grown up in an era when movie star charmers like Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey played the leading man in iconic romantic-comedies, Aidan Bissett knew the ins-and-outs of being in love at an early age — and you can hear […]

Lana Del Rey announces new album, shares title track

Lana Del Rey announced her new album Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd is due out in March 2023. Listen to the title track now.

The Latest: Carly Rae Jepsen is ready to ease your loneliness with her new LP, Tiffany & Co. enter the world of NFTs and more

The latest from Carly Rae Jepsen to NFT jewelry and more. This is our daily download of the essential news you need to know across music, culture and style.

Listen to beabadoobee's new single “10:36”

beabadoobee has shared her new song, “10:36.” The track is the fourth single from her upcoming album, Beatopia. Beatopia drops July 15 via Dirty Hit. Read more: Watch Julia Jacklin’s new “I Was Neon” video “10:36” is an upbeat track that focuses on beabadoobee navigating the emotional traps that come with her dependency on human […]

Lorde, Mitski, Lucy Dacus, Bartees Strange to play 2022 All Things Go Festival

Lorde, Mitski and Bleachers have all been announced as headliners for the 2022 All Things Go music festival. This year’s event marks its biggest yet, with 16 artists, two stages, immersive art and curated food. Read more: Korn and Evanescence announce co-headlining 2022 summer tour The lineup also includes Lucy Dacus, King Princess, Hippo Campus, […]

beabadoobee announces sophomore album ‘Beatopia,’ releases “Talk”—watch

beabadoobee has announced her sophomore album, Beatopia, arriving July 15 via Dirty Hit. In celebration, she has released the new single and music video “Talk.” Additionally, bea will headline stages across the U.S. before supporting Halsey‘s Love and Power arena tour and joining the East Coast leg of Bleachers‘ tour. Check out a full list […]

Marvel's ‘Black Widow’ opens with cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” got the cinematic treatment in Marvel’s latest superhero backstory. Black Widow, scheduled for release July 9, stars Scarlett Johansson as the former Soviet killing machine Natasha Romanoff. The film also features the reimagined grunge track performed by the breakthrough artist Malia J.  The newest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment was postponed […]

15 alternative songs you may have missed in your favorite TV shows

Television is a great way to find new music and rediscover old songs. When artists are featured on TV show soundtracks, they are able to dive into a different medium. This grants them access to a whole new audience. With shows ranging from flirty rom-coms to haunting thrillers and everything in between, there are many […]

10 alternative songs that explore the highs and lows of mental health

If there’s anything that holds true throughout the alternative music scene, it’s an inclination toward vulnerable self-expression. For decades, artists have worn their hearts on their sleeves while navigating conflict, both external and inward-facing, to remind their audiences that, no matter how isolating the circumstance, you’re never truly alone. Such open honesty has been paramount in destigmatizing mental health […]

See Hayley Williams take on this Massive Attack hit in gripping new cover

This week, the Ally Coalition held its 7th Annual Talent Show. Hayley Williams, Bleachers, Maggie Rogers and Lana Del Rey were just a few of the artists to take part in the virtual event that benefited homeless LGBTQ+ youth. For her performance, Williams decided to take on a Massive Attack classic in a gripping new […]

QUIZ: Can you tell if Taylor Swift or an alternative band sang these lyrics?

Taylor Swift just shocked the music world again in 2020, releasing her second surprise album of the year, evermore, the sister record to folklore, which she dropped earlier this year.  Both records take on a more alternative and indie-rock sound, with plenty of surprising new collabs.  Read more: 50 most anticipated albums of 2021 in […]

10 modern alternative artists who are channeling the sound of the ’80s

The ’80s feel like a lifetime away, and for many in the scene, they actually are (yikes). The good news is the decade has left a longstanding musical legacy. The incorporation of 1980s sound elements into modern music is hardly new, but its frequency seems to be rising. It seems impossible to turn on the […]

Here are all of the collabs on Taylor Swift's surprise album 'evermore'

Taylor Swift is truly here to save 2020. It’s been less than five months since her surprise album folklore made its debut and quickly topped the charts. Now, Swift has confirmed that her surprise ninth studio album evermore is arriving at midnight eastern time on Thursday, Dec. 10. As well, she has teamed up with […]

Here are 10 of the most unexpected collabs to come from 2020

What’s better than a new track by one of your favorite artists? That’s easy: a collaboration between multiple favorites. Despite all odds, 2020 has proven to be the year of collabs. From MGK and Halsey‘s shared pop-punk debut to FEVER 333 and Run-DMC‘s “ANIMAL“ remix and merch line, we’ve been consistently surprised by some great team-ups. […]

10 alternative artists Taylor Swift should collab with next after ‘folklore’

Taylor Swift recently surprise-dropped folklore, her eighth album, which is completely different from anything she’s ever released.  Swift, who’s known for country songs and pop hits, went alternative this time with the album she recorded while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more: This Paramore song is the latest inspiration for a new […]

Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is her first album to be classified as alternative

It looks like Taylor Swift‘s discography now has three different genre classifications. Since its surprise release on July 24, her eighth studio album folklore has earned an alternative classification. The alternative classification marks the first release from Swift to fall under this genre. Read more: Hear Sleeping With Sirens’ highly-awaited heavy song “Talking To Myself” […]

Here are all of the collabs on Taylor Swift’s surprise album ‘Folklore’

Surprise, Taylor Swift is dropping her eighth studio album Folklore on July 24. Not only are there 16 tracks on the standard edition of the LP, but Folklore also features loads of collaborations. Read more: Demi Lovato gets engaged to actor Max Ehrich with a beach proposal Swift’s previous studio album Lover was released just […]

Metallica, Halsey, more join suicide prevention campaign “I’m Listening”

Metallica, Halsey, Bleachers, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and more are set to be a part of the mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign, “I’m Listening,” as Rolling Stone reports. It includes a special program set to take place on World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10. Read more: After Logic’s VMAs performance, calls to suicide […]

Bleachers announce headlining summer tour, release new song featuring Lorde—listen

[Photo credit: Daniel Silbert, RCA] Bleachers fans, get excited. After releasing a brand new song, “Don't Take The Money,” featuring Lorde, they announced a summer headlining tour as well. Check out the full list of cities and dates, and give a listen to their new song, below! Read more: Before fun. and Bleachers, there was […]

33 pieces of band merch that will keep you and your heart warm

It’s the winter season, and bundling up in the face of blizzards doesn’t mean you have to look like a giant marshmallow. There are excellent pieces of band merch that allow you to layer up with a little fashion. Here are 33 pieces of band merch that will keep you (and your heart) warm this […]

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