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Sky Katz releases “Breakup Song,” co-written with Joel Madden—listen
Sky Katz releases “Breakup Song,” co-written with Joel Madden—listen
Sky Katz enters the pop-punk arena with “Breakup Song.” The track was co-written and executive produced by Good Charlotte's Joel Madden and captures the 17-year-old musician's first heartbreak. Read more: Zeph explains why she doesn't enter a new year expecting anything—interview “I’m usually a really outgoing and fun person but after my breakup, I felt so lost and out of place...” Katz explains i
BLACKSTARKIDS discuss building a legacy in AltPress issue #402 cover story
BLACKSTARKIDS discuss building a legacy in AltPress issue #402 cover story
If you name something, visualize it, really want it, you can will it into existence, set it off on the path to greatness. Such is the case with BLACKSTARKIDS — a trio whose name only scrapes the surface of their ambition. In the last two years alone, they’ve released three records, embarked on North American tours with Glass Animals and beabadoobee and marked themselves out as one of the most exci
DE’WAYNE says his next album will blend Ramones, Iggy Pop and the Strokes
DE’WAYNE says his next album will blend Ramones, Iggy Pop and the Strokes
“It’s been an all right year,” DE’WAYNE says. The genre-bending artist released his debut record, STAINS, an explosive combination of punk, hip-hop and pop, in June. For DE’WAYNE, it wasn’t just the powerful start of a new era but also a chance for him to cross a childhood goal — releasing an album by the age of 25 — off his list. “That was really huge for me, and I got to wor...
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
As the new century’s first decade unwound, things evolved or deteriorated rapidly, depending on your perspective. The entire world was changing in every aspect. So of course, punk rock was gonna change with it. The fundamentalists would scream and moan about how these changes weren’t punk at all, that we needed to go back to basics, how everything was better in “the old days.” Which was downr... R
Catherine McGann recalls photographing Harlem drag balls, Eminem and Flea
Catherine McGann recalls photographing Harlem drag balls, Eminem and Flea
AP Gallery explores the visual culture of the music we know and love. Each month, we connect with photographers, directors and other creatives who shape music from behind the scenes. With each issue, we explore the stories behind the shoots and take deep dives into the most compelling media, asking about the creative visions as well as the happy accidents that create some of the most powerful mome
Jared Anthony taps Blue October and Evan Stanley for “Over My Head”—watch
Jared Anthony taps Blue October and Evan Stanley for “Over My Head”—watch
Jared Anthony has released his new single “Over My Head.” Now, Alternative Press is bringing you the premiere. “Over My Head” features Blue October and Evan Stanley, son of KISS icon Paul Stanley. Read more: Bishop Briggs and Sueco are using their platforms to empower people Anthony’s single is a low-key alt track, set over a minimal beat and subtle instrumentals. An anthemic chorus follows t... R
YUNGMORPHEUS and Eyedress drop collab album ‘Affable With Pointed Teeth’
YUNGMORPHEUS and Eyedress drop collab album ‘Affable With Pointed Teeth’
Rapper YUNGMORPHEUS and musician/producer Eyedress have dropped their long-awaited collaborative album, Affable With Pointed Teeth. The new project with the “Jealous” hitmaker marks the third album the rapper released in 2021, followed by States Of Precarity and Thumbing Thru Foliage with lo-fi hip-hop producer ewonee. Read more...
Oxymorrons release second EP ‘Mohawks & Durags’ via 333 WRECKORDS CREW
Oxymorrons release second EP ‘Mohawks & Durags’ via 333 WRECKORDS CREW
Oxymorrons have shared their latest release, Mohawks & Durags, which is the band's second EP. Fusing hip-hop with alternative rock, Oxymorrons have worked with several notable producers, including John Feldmann (MOD SUN, the Used, blink-182), Zach Jones (Chelsea Grin, Dance Gavin Dance, As It Is) and Marc Orrell (Dropkick Murphys) to achieve their trademark tumultuous sound on the EP. R... Rea

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