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Hear Enter Shikari’s electronic blitz with new single “Bloodshot”

Ahead of new album A Kiss For The Whole Out, Enter Shikari shared new single “Bloodshot.” The song follows the singles “(pls) set me on fire” and “It Hurts.”

Enter Shikari rise from the ashes with “(pls) set me on fire,” announce 7th album A Kiss For The Whole World

Enter Shikari have announced their 7th album, A Kiss For The Whole World. To accompany the news, the band also shared lead single “(pls) set me on fire.”

Catch Turnover, Turnstile and more on tour

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

Greg Puciato and Rou Reynolds on balancing self-care with perfectionism—interview

The arrival of the Dillinger Escape Plan on the metal scene in the late ’90s brought a welcome change to the status quo. Unpredictable time signatures and vibrant influences from neighboring genres gave the New Jersey exports an edge to push the genre out of its restrictive box. Meanwhile, on the other side of the […]

Enter Shikari surprise drop companion album 'Moratorium'—listen

Enter Shikari have treated fans to the ultimate surprise this week. On April 16, they dropped Moratorium (Broadcasts From The Interruption), a companion album to their 2020 LP Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible. Moratorium, which arrives exactly one year after the release of their last full-length, is a compilation of numerous home studio […]

10 band name pronunciations that fans don't always agree on

If there’s one thing the alternative world is great at, it’s coming up with out-of-this-world band names and songs. We mean, we love taking vowels out of words, swapping a “V” in its place and the like. With unique band names and made-up words, this obviously comes with some discourse relating to how the band […]

Musicians react to President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris being sworn in

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took the oath of office as President Of The United States in the nation’s Capitol today, January 20, alongside Kamala Harris who will serve as Vice President. According to NBC News, the Inauguration ceremony is socially distanced with masks required. Read more: Trump supporters got compared to Juggalos, and the internet […]

Rock musicians react to pro-Trump supporters taking over Capitol Hill

What was supposed to be a peaceful transition of power this morning in Washington D.C. was anything but. Ahead of the Electoral College certification process, lame-duck President Donald Trump held a “Stop The Steal” rally where he fanned the flames of allegations of a fraudulent election. These Trump supporters, white supremacist groups and militia groups, […]

10 alternative artists who embraced electronica for a whole new sound

The incorporation of electronic sounds into alternative music is hardly a new phenomenon. In the mid-2000s, bands such as Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 made names for themselves in the scene with their synth-heavy infusions. And while the resulting “neon” era seemed to be short-lived, these artists were largely ahead of their time. With the mainstream […]

Here's how many listeners your favorite artists had on Spotify in 2020

Snow on the ground and colder weather may signify the end of the year for many, but for music fans, nothing highlights the closing of each year better than the Spotify Wrapped feature. And while we all love seeing how much we listened to our favorite artists, those artists might just love it even more. Spotify‘s […]

Which song should you listen to under the blue moon based on your zodiac sign?

It’s probably not as fancy as you think. We’ve heard people cheering about the “blue full moon on Halloween” for a while now, and it sounds very exciting. But we need to get a couple of things straight first: The blue moon isn’t actually blue. It’s simply what the full moon is called when it […]

These 10 metalcore bands used electronics to make things even heavier

Metalcore has always been about the pursuit of extremity. Furious tempos, warp-speed guitar shredding and painful throat-shearing were the hallmarks of the sound. But in the later part of the 2000s and throughout the following decade, the game changed a bit. The shredders started listening to dubstep or maybe their honeys took them to Electric […]

Discover 50 unsigned bands from every state in the US

From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is teeming with talented bands and musicians. Every state and region of the country has its own scene, with its own unique flavor, filled with undiscovered and unsigned artists worthy of a listen. In a time when most of us are stuck inside, take a virtual road trip […]

10 musicians’ posts that prove Vine was the best thing on the internet

Many of you know the tragic story about the death of Vine. One day it was here, and the next day it was gone forever in 2017. Comedy lovers around the world feared there would be no more videos to join the ranks of “Hi, welcome to Chili’s” or “Look at all those chickens.” Other […]

Jimmy Eat World, Thrice and more will perform for this virtual festival

Following 2020’s cancellation due to coronavirus, 2000trees is already planning for its massive 2021 festival. In the meantime, the U.K.-based festival has found a new way to bring live music to fans. This week, 2000trees announced it is launching the virtual festival 2000screens. Jimmy Eat World, Thrice and Enter Shikari are the festival’s headliners. Alongside […]

Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds wants to help you meditate on things

Most bands talk a good game, but Enter Shikari are truly a work in progress. From the early “rave-core” action found on their 2007 debut, Take To The Skies, to the seasoned alt-rock band they’ve become, the quartet’s penchant for forward thinking has remained in motion. As does Rou Reynolds‘ altruistic position. In this episode […]

Here are the performances to livestream this week

We’re well into this new temporary way of life of being stuck at home due to coronavirus. Retail stores, bars, restaurants and now movie theaters have closed their doors to the public. This means you’ve probably been sitting inside cycling through the same TV and movie options on Netflix and Hulu, as well as music […]

AP&R Playlist: Lo-fi indie beats, energetic alt-pop and international pop punk

You’re welcome: We’ve made finding new songs by rising bands easy. Each week, we’re gathering the best from the underground and offering it to you in one concise list. Scroll below and check out our Spotify Discover playlist, featuring these tracks and more! In return, we want to hear your favorite. Let us know which […]

10 metalcore bands who normalized electronic influences in the 2000s

During the 2000s and early 2010s, a surge of electronic influences found their way into metalcore as EDM became the biggest genre in music at the time. Warped Tour was flooded with synths and neon skinny jeans instead of mohawks and stick-and-poke tattoos as the flavor of the day became electronicore bands. While it’s tapered […]

Here are the performance streams to watch this week

We’re well into this new temporary way of life of being stuck at home due to coronavirus. Retail stores, bars, restaurants and now movie theaters have closed their doors to the public. This means you’ve probably been sitting inside cycling through the same TV and movie options on Netflix and Hulu, as well as music […]
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