Here's how VantaVoid's "Bloodline" helped CrankThatFrank move on

An artist with a need to create music outside what they’re most known for and a content creator discovering a new passion creates a force that is unstoppable and filled with passion. Such is VantaVoid, a new metal band created by MAKEOUT guitarist Tyler Young, and longtime YouTuber CrankThatFrank (Frank Gioia.) Kicking off the new year, […]

50 rising pop-punk bands you need to hear from every state in the US

The list of young, talented pop-punk bands in America seems without end. From luxurious Los Angeles to the gorgeous hills of West Virginia, up-and-comers jam in pubs and clubs. They’re grinding on social media and releasing new music with that nostalgic pop-punk sound upgraded to fit the 2020s.  They need your ears to flourish. Especially […]

40 new artists you need to hear in October

Everyone loves to jam out to their favorite artists and classic hits, but let’s not forget about all the fresh talent constantly popping up around the world. From pop and indie to punk and post-hardcore, there’s always a new name in music waiting to be heard.  We know there’s a lot of faces to sift […]

Listen to CrankThatFrank's new surprise EP with Makeout's Tyler Young

YouTube personality CrankThatFrank is dropping a new EP he made with Makeout guitarist Tyler Young after making a tweet aiming for 500 retweets to drop the release. Frank Gioia, better known by his YouTube name, achieved his goal and dropped the EP while telling fans to send their reviews of the new music. Read More: This Twitter […]

Five North's Tyler Posey on chemistry, chillin', horrible body noises

Actor Tyler Posey entered the pop-punk sweepstakes three years ago with a band of buds called PVMNTS, but after releasing a single EP, he left the group. Posey still had unfinished rock business to attend to, so he enlisted his longtime confidant Kyle Murphy on bass and Makeout drummer Scott Eckel to create Five North. […]

Tyler Posey of Five North on leaving PVMNTS and happily starting over

While most fans recognize Tyler Posey from his various acting roles (most notably on MTV’s Teen Wolf), they got another treat when his band PVMNTS released their debut EP Better Days last year. The pop-punk outfit brought the goods with such bouncy tracks as “Standing (On My Own Two Feet).” But then in late April, […]

Waterparks take FANDOM on an unfiltered joyride in next AltPress cover

On FANDOM, their debut album for Hopeless Records, the young men of Waterparks have dedicated themselves to being real. Awsten Knight, Geoff Wigington and Otto Wood have waded through the ocean of social media comments and navigated new responsibilities in their own personal lives to get to this point. And it truly is one to […]

Makeout return: New singer, former Sleep On It bassist and no “Secrets”

If you go to the Wikipedia page dedicated to pop-punk unit Makeout, it’s a total buzzkill. You get all the deets about their accomplishments—a 2017 debut record produced by John Feldmann and a perfunctory tour history—but then it ends on an ominous note: “Remaining members Tyler Young and Scott Eckel are currently unsure of the […]

MAKEOUT frontman parts ways with band, leaves future unknown

MAKEOUT frontman Sam Boxold has announced that he is leaving the band. In an Instagram post, the vocalist and guitarist says that the toxicity and the negative impact of touring have taken a toll on him. In the post, Boxold reveals that he knew he was leaving the band since the beginning of December. Following […]

Real Friends' Dan Lambton responds to MAKEOUT's problematic "Secrets"

[Photo by: MAKEOUT/Facebook] Real Friends' Dan Lambton has shared a response to MAKEOUT's problematic song “Secrets,” which goes in for a shock factor to get a point across about a breakup. “Hello @makeoutofficial. Just here to tell you that you shouldn’t call women whores. There are a lot more creative ways of 'dissing' someone without sounding […]

MAKEOUT unveil biting music video for new song, “Secrets”—watch

Pop punkers MAKEOUT are debuting their new song, “Secrets,” taken from their forthcoming album, The Good Life. The band say “Secrets” is all about being cheated on—and cutting that toxicity out of your life. “Being cheated on is one of the most brutal things people can go through. It's miraculous how something that you invest […]

The Gospel Youth premiere "Your Love Was A Cancer" video and other news you might have missed today

The Gospel Youth, Comeback Kid, and American Football drop new videos, Downtown Boys share a new song via Adult Swim, and Makeout sign to Rise Records. Check out some of the news you might have missed today below. Read more: Hear a massive new song from the Foo Fighters and other news you might have […]