Amy Fleisher Madden has made the ultimate emo book

See an archive of intimate and rare images from the genre’s early days.

How AbsolutePunk.net helped emo fans find an online community from the early '00s-2010s

AbsolutePunk.net was a vBulletin-driven site for emo and pop-punk music coverage, founded by Jason Tate. We spoke to Tate, other contributors, and artists like Andrew McMahon about its history.

The lifestyle brand Stay Home Club lets introverts (literally) wear their feelings on their sleeves

Stay Home Club makes merchandise featuring quirky designs and phrases with introverts in mind. Founder Olivia Mew talks about the brand and collaborating with bands on designs.

Modern Baseball’s Sports at 10: How DIY ethos and Tumblr-era popularity launched the emo rockers into the spotlight

Modern Baseball’s debut album, Sports, turns 10 this Nov. 27. Here’s how they changed the face of emo with self-reflection and genuineness.

Amber Ryann explores the time she was losing control of her life with debut LP Even When It Falls Apart

Amber Ryann is an outspoken champion of the LGBTQIA+ community. The genre-fluid musician explores the rawness behind her new album, Even When It Falls Apart.

Meet the Swemos, the Taylor Swift and emo fandom taking over the internet

Swemos, Taylor Swift-loving emos, are a force to be reckoned with. Here’s how Swift and emo music are more alike than you think.

Steve Aoki on HIROQUEST: Genesis: “I can’t ever forget a genre or community that gave me a voice”

On ‘HIROQUEST: Genesis,’ Steve Aoki reconnects with his musical roots. With his most diverse album yet, Aoki features an all-star ensemble of collaborators.

Catch BLACKPINK, Loathe and more on the road

This is Tour Guide, a weekly recap of the concert news fans don’t want to miss. From BLACKPINK to Loathe, check out who’s coming to a city near you.

12 best emo releases of 2012, from Pierce The Veil to Modern Baseball

2012 was emo’s great reset. From Pierce The Veil to Modern Baseball, we’re highlighting the 12 best emo releases of 2012 and their cultural significance.

Demi Lovato’s hard-won journey back to their rock roots

Putting to rest their pop image, Demi Lovato has entered their rock era. In conversation with AP, Lovato breaks down HOLY FVCK — the return to their roots.

Peach PRC makes “depression-pop” anthems you can dance and cry to

Australian pop artist Peach PRC has transitioned from a stripper to a TikTok singer to a signed musician. Now, she’s reflecting on her journey.

AP&R: How Lil Wayne’s Rebirth inspired TITUS to make his own genre pivot

TITUS is capturing the magic of turn-of-the-millennium music. Fusing elements of Y2K pop punk and hip-hop, the artist explores his influences and what’s next.

10 best emo albums of 2011, from Taking Back Sunday to Sleeping With Sirens

To properly dissect the best emo albums from 2011, one must not be afraid to use the term “emo” broadly, as this style of music can take shape across multiple genres. In 2011, emo was arguably at its lowest point commercially, as the mid-to-late 2000s boom had slowly faded away at the turn of the […]

PinkPantheress went from running fan pages as a teen to becoming the subject of them

It’s nearly May, which means the next issue of Alternative Press is here. We’re ecstatic to present our new issue (#406) with cover star PinkPantheress. Check out a preview of the story below. Alongside PinkPantheress, a number of talented creatives appear within the pages of our May issue. That roster includes Uffie, Mothica, Post Animal, […]

9 bands commonly mistaken as emo who really aren’t

Get ready to be enlightened and annoyed in equal measure.

What does emo really mean? The story of the genre in 11 songs

Has any word been more misappropriated than emo? It’s been used to describe everything from people to events to films to clothing, but when it comes to encapsulating the specific music that inspired the name, no one can agree what actually constitutes it. So what actually is emo?  Read more: Are the 2000s back? How […]

ericdoa talks new album, plans for 2022—interview

ericdoa doesn’t want to make music for one specific genre or one kind of person. To him, music should be all-inclusive in every sense of the word, whether it refers to the people who listen to his songs or the way they feel when doing so. To be so young and so sure that music […]

blackbear will return to his pop-punk roots with his next album—interview

This year was undoubtedly huge for blackbear, both personally and professionally. Having celebrated many milestones, including the announcement of his second child and an engagement, blackbear seems to be in a reflective place going into the new year. From the extreme highs of his personal life, he gained a new perspective on love and plans […]

Emo's Not Dead cruise announces lineup featuring Underoath, NFG and more

2022 is shaping up to be the year of emo. The Emo’s Not Dead cruise has just been announced, featuring some of the biggest artists from the scene. The Emo’s Not Dead cruise sets sail on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles and arrives in Ensenada, Mexico before returning to L.A. on Nov. 12. The bill […]

Paramore announce they're back in the studio working on new album

After years of fan anticipation, Paramore have revealed they’re finally back in the studio working on a full-length album. The record will be the follow-up to 2017’s After Laughter, making it their first new record in five years. Read more: Watch Bring Me The Horizon play for less than 30 people In November 2021, Hayley […]
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