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MOD SUN on God Save the Teen: "I make music for the people who are meant to hear it"

With his new album, God Save the Teen, out now, MOD SUN details his tour, the pop-punk resurgence, and the meaning behind “Courtney Fucked Kurt.”

Emo-pop artist BadMoodRude is taking the spirit and music world by storm

BadMoodRude has gained TikTok stardom. The artist and clairvoyant talks about the release of “Cherry Soda Pop,” spirit dolls and the being kind online.

Paramore, SZA and MOD SUN are our tracks of the week

We’re rounding up the best new songs of the week on Sound Station. From Paramore and SZA to Mod Sun, these are our favorite new releases out now.

Outlast Records is on a mission to give artists a real shot at success

Outlast Records is forging a distinct sound. Founder Daniel McCartney breaks down his roles as a boss, mentor and sounding board for his young roster.

MOD SUN, EKKSTACY and Pinkshift are our tracks of the week

Welcome to Sound Station, where we’re highlighting the best new tracks that came out this week. Head into the weekend with songs from MOD SUN and more.

10 pop artists who played Warped Tour

Vans Warped Tour bridged the gap between genres. From Demi Lovato to Travis Mills, here are 10 pop artists who played Warped Tour over the years.

On in loving memory, blackbear reconnects with 2000s punk with Travis Barker, Bert McCracken and Jordan Pundik

On in loving memory, blackbear reconnects with 2000s punk. He taps several iconic musicians to create his new album, from Travis Barker to Bert McCracken.

Palaye Royale's epic new "Fever Dream" video will satisfy your inner theater kid

Palaye Royale have announced their fourth studio album, Fever Dream. They also released the title track along with a surreal carnival-inspired music video.

20 best stripped-down songs, from Spiritbox to Silverstein

Perhaps the best way to know that a song is well written is to strip it down to its most natural and intimate form. If a song can elicit an emotional response from a listener with simply the artist’s voice and a singular instrument, then it’s clear that everything is there to lay the foundation […]

Neck Deep, Ice Nine Kills and 8 other things you need to check out this week

Check out The Latest — for all the essential new music, tickets and livestreams you need right now. Neck Deep return Neck Deep are back with their first new music in two years, “STFU.” In the single, the quartet fall back on their pop-punk roots while capturing the dread that often accompanies online culture. The […]

Scary Kids Scaring Kids team up with Spencer Charnas for “Nightmare”

Scary Kids Scaring Kids have teamed up with Ice Nine Kills‘ Spencer Charnas for the track “Nightmare.” The single comes from their new upcoming album Out Of Light, out May 27 via Velocity Records. Read more: Lilith Czar joins Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides on Trinity Of Terror tour The album is filled with collaborations, […]

blackbear, Neck Deep and State Champs to play Red Rocks Amphitheatre show

blackbear has announced a concert at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Read more: Avril Lavigne drops “Love It When You Hate Me” ahead of next album ‘Love Sux’ Neck Deep, State Champs and MOD SUN will join blackbear at Red Rocks May 31. Presale tickets are available today (Feb. 24) from 10 a.m. […]

Are the 2000s back? How Avril Lavigne, Chris Carrabba are uniting Gen Z and millennials

While it feels like the meteoric renewal of pop punk happened all at once, the subgenre had slowly been edging its way back into mainstream appeal since the days of mid-2010s emo rap. Rather than a general revamp of punk music, the years since Lil Peep’s passing instead saw the resurgence of a specific era […]

Avril Lavigne talks about next album 'Love Sux' and collabing with Mark Hoppus

Avril Lavigne has joined blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus on After School Radio via Apple Music. During the conversation, Lavigne discussed Love Sux, working with Hoppus, signing to Travis Barker‘s label, adapting “Sk8er Boi” into a feature film and more. Read more: Avril Lavigne drops “Love It When You Hate Me” ahead of next album ‘Love Sux’ Speaking on […]

UPSAHL announces debut U.S. headline shows ahead of 2022 tour dates

Rising alt-pop star UPSAHL has announced new U.S. tour dates. The artist begins her headlining tour Nov. 30 at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco and wraps things up in Boston, Massachusetts in early 2022. Once her headlining tour finishes, UPSAHL will join K.Flay’s tour as a supporting act until early March. Read more: Foo Fighters reveal […]

Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker perform together on ‘The Tonight Show'

Pop-punk heroes Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker have repeatedly shown their talents over the years. With their recent performance of “Bite Me” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the duo are also showing off their synergy. Together, the two artists teamed up for a forceful performance of the new single, bringing the pop-punk […]

Avril Lavigne announces UK and Europe tour for 2022

Avril Lavigne has announced that she will be touring Europe next year. Lavigne was initially slated for a European run in support of her 2019 album Head Above Water, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to delay the dates. Read more: WILLOW, Avril Lavigne and KennyHoopla team up for “G R O W” video In an […]

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 […]

LILHUDDY started on social media and arrived at the main stage

LILHUDDY took an elbow to the jaw. Not in a mosh pit—there haven’t been many of those during the COVID-19 pandemic—but playing basketball with some friends in the courtyard of his multi-million-dollar home in Los Angeles. It’s the kind of common injury that could happen to anyone. Except, of course, LILHUDDY isn’t just anyone. Most […]

Here are 16 producers who shaped some of the best recent pop-punk tracks

Masters of their craft can only stay on top for so long. Eventually, they hand over the reins to their pupils—but not without guidance.  You may have stopped listening to many of pop punk’s giants long ago, tossing their CDs in a closet or burying them in a desk drawer. Little did you know they’re […]
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