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Snail Mail defied fears of the sophomore slump to make ‘Valentine’
Snail Mail defied fears of the sophomore slump to make ‘Valentine’
When it was time to start work on the second Snail Mail album, Lindsey Jordan only had a couple of songs ready. “If I don’t actually have anything to write about, I’m not gonna write anything. I don’t want to. I don’t want to waste my time — I don’t want to waste anybody else’s time,” she says. Speaking on Zoom from a London hotel room she’s j...
Mr. Smithers finds love in momentous upcoming episode of ‘The Simpsons’
Mr. Smithers finds love in momentous upcoming episode of ‘The Simpsons’
Mr. Smithers will finally find love in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Mr. Burns’ iconic personal assistant came out as gay during season 27 in the 2016 episode “The Burns Cage,” and this new episode will feature Smithers entering a new relationship – possibly at the expense of the entire town of Springfield. Victor Garber will ...
Laura Jane Grace surprise-drops ‘At War With The Silverfish’ EP—listen
Laura Jane Grace surprise-drops ‘At War With The Silverfish’ EP—listen
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! has released a surprise EP. Titled At War With The Silverfish, the new release dropped via Polyvinyl Records. The record follows Grace’s solo album Stay Alive, released in 2020. The latest EP, which contains seven tracks, explores a variety of universal themes, ranging from yearning for love to dealing with loneliness. Read mor...
VFILES celebrates inclusivity with NOT THE MET GALA and you’re invited
VFILES celebrates inclusivity with NOT THE MET GALA and you’re invited
Those familiar with Vogue’s annual Met Gala—and, let’s face it, at this point, it’s almost impossible not to be—will likely know it as “fashion’s biggest night out.” An evening where a list of carefully selected celebrity attendees announce their presence on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in full costume regalia and then move quickly inside to do who knows what, exactly. Safe to say,
Kid Congo Powers on his new EP and the LGBTQIA+ roots of punk
Kid Congo Powers on his new EP and the LGBTQIA+ roots of punk
Kid Congo Powers, one of avant garage punk’s secret weapons, was interviewed March 9 from his Tucson, Arizona, home that he shares with his husband. On the brink of releasing his amazing new EP with his longtime band the Pink Monkey Birds, Swing From The Sean DeLear, he explained to us in part one what he had been doing during COVID-19 lockdown, how he first played guitar jamming with no-wave hero
HE Creative are illustrating the evolution of the punk scene
HE Creative are illustrating the evolution of the punk scene
Don’t be fooled: HE Creative are doing exactly what you think they’re doing when you glance over their Instagram feed for the first time—creating a normalized space for punk rock, female empowerment, diversity and more. Designed in various shades of muted hues, HE Creative are using their creative design studio as a means to elevate the voices of the alternative community, whether that be musicia
9 artists that Alternative Press editors and writers are listening to right now                                               
9 artists that Alternative Press editors and writers are listening to right now                                               
Every month, Alternative Press writers and editors join forces to share their favorite rising artists. From raucous hardcore to mesmeric bedroom pop to anthemic indie rock and more, we know you are sure to find a new band to love. Your playlists are about to get even better with these additions...
Yves has a mission in life to do something greater with his work
Yves has a mission in life to do something greater with his work
When we think about influence in an age where anyone with access to the internet and a substantial following is dubbed as an “influencer,” I raise the question of what the requirements are on the topic. Influence has the capacity to have an effect on the character, development or behavior of someone or something—or the effect itself. A few folks come...
11 Twitch streamers building inclusive communities for all people
11 Twitch streamers building inclusive communities for all people
With it being Pride Month, the popular livestreaming platform Twitch is uplifting LGBTQIA+ creators, fundraising for various charities and educating its users on how to support the community beyond the month of June. To kick off the month, Twitch livestreamed the OUTLOUD: Raising Voices concert, which featured performances from artists such as Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Lambert and more...

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