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Awsten Knight says if 'Greatest Hits' hasn't grown on you yet, it will

Waterparks are dropping hints that new music is on the way. On January 18, frontman Awsten Knight posted a link to a blank pre-save, identified in the link only as “tbd.” Now, the band have posted a bright red image containing the word “ALRIGHT.” The post has invited speculation about whether the band are launching […]

Waterparks on the music, motifs, and fashion behind Greatest Hits

Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight discusses the production, themes, and fashion that inspired ‘Greatest Hits’ in conversation with several key figures.

Waterparks debut anxiety-driven “Violet!” from 'Greatest Hits'—watch

Waterparks deal with an obsessed fan in their new cinematic video for “Violet!” from their recently released album Greatest Hits. Like many other songs from Alternative Press’s May cover stars, “Violet!” has a playful and upbeat sound while the lyrics reveal a darker tone. Read more: Awsten Knight and Joel Madden have a low tolerance […]

Awsten Knight and Joel Madden have a low tolerance for boredom—watch

Given Waterparks’ discography, it would have been entirely acceptable and too easy for them to release a true-to-form greatest hits record composed of fan-favorite tracks. But rather than revisiting their previous accomplishments and restyling them, Waterparks’ fourth full-length, Greatest Hits, creates an encapsulating space that analyzes the perception of reality. While the trio wrote and […]

Waterparks capture uncertainty in "You'd Be Paranoid Too"—watch

Waterparks are back with another thrilling video after sharing their newest track “You’d Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)” on April 28, 2021.  The latest single from the Alternative Press cover stars follows previously released tracks “Numb,” “Snow Globe” and “Lowkey As Hell,” off their upcoming album Greatest Hits. The song […]

Waterparks redefine 'Greatest Hits' on their all-new AltPress cover

If you typed “waterparks” into your Google search bar four years ago, you’d likely have been sent back local ads for “waterparks near you.” Fast forward four years: If you search for Waterparks, you’ll be welcomed into the rainbow-colored palette created by the Houston, Texas natives. Three albums deep and a fourth on the way, […]

Waterparks release dynamic video for new single “Numb”—watch

Just a few days after Waterparks debuted “Numb” during their epic Anti Tour virtual concert, the trio have returned with a chaotically energetic video for the new track. “Numb,” which hit streaming services March 29, follows “Lowkey As Hell” and “Snow Globe.” As well, it offers another preview of the sounds and influences on Waterparks’ […]

Waterparks debut new track "Numb" live on Anti Tour performance—review

With the devastating mass cancellations of live shows this past year, artists have been trying to find creative ways to connect with their fans in a safe way. What that means in practice is that we’ve seen a lot of online performances, some better than others, but most self-recorded from artists’ living rooms and studio […]

Waterparks spotlight their next era with dynamic new single "Snow Globe"

Waterparks are kicking off their next musical era with “Snow Globe,” the new single off of their forthcoming studio album Greatest Hits. Following its release, Waterparks are debuting a video for “Snow Globe” at 3 P.M. ET on Friday, Feb. 26. Read more: Ashland return with piercing new anthem “Misery”—watch All the way back in […]

There’s one artist Awsten Knight listens to every Christmas

Christmas music is one of the most divisive topics out there. There are people who immediately channel their inner Mariah Carey once Halloween winds down into the first day of November. And there are those who can’t stand festive tunes no matter how hard they try. And then there are Waterparks, who definitely have some […]

Test your Waterparks knowledge in this new video for "Lowkey As Hell"

Waterparks are truly putting fans to the test this week with their new pop up video for “Lowkey As Hell.” The video is filled with various facts about the band’s music, members and history. And, well, it’s up to true Waterparks fans to figure out what’s true, what’s not and if Otto Wood is actually […]

Awsten Knight’s hair isn’t the wildest thing in Waterparks' “Lowkey As Hell”

2020 is slowly coming to a close, but Waterparks aren’t slowing down. As the band prepare to start a new era, they are now sharing a new music video for their latest single “Lowkey As Hell” which features a surprising new hair color on lead singer Awsten Knight. Knight first teased the beginning of the end of the FANDOM era […]

QUIZ: Is it a Waterparks or a boy band lyric?

Waterparks describe themselves as “God’s favorite boy band.” Because who wouldn’t love both FANDOM and Entertainment in their entirety?  Whether you’re a fan of the Parx boys’ edgy instrumentals and style, Backstreet Boys’ iconic all-white outfits or One Direction’s, well, everything, there’s lots to love about the world of boy bands. Music has been blessed […]

Hear Waterparks’ first post-‘FANDOM’ song “Lowkey As Hell”

After not hearing much from Waterparks in regards to music this year, they’re bringing in a new era with their latest single. The trio shared their first track since 2019’s FANDOM with “Lowkey As Hell.” The band dropped their third full-length album via Hopeless Records in October 2019 and released remixes of “Dream Boy” and […]

Waterparks have been leaving clues about what's next for years now

Love them or hate them, but ignore Waterparks at your peril. Indeed Awsten Knight, Geoff Wigington and Otto Wood are so incredibly attuned to their fans’ needs. Anybody in a band already knows survival is more than just having a physical product or a single dropping every few weeks. Waterparks are all about keeping their […]

You have to hear Waterparks’ dreamy new remix of this ‘FANDOM’ track

Waterparks have just dropped a smooth and space-y remix of their song “Telephone.” “Telephone” is the sixth track on their 2019 record FANDOM.  The trio teamed with producer Andrew Atwood (Dissect Podcast) for the more laid-back rendition of the normally upbeat track.   Read More: Waterparks’ fandom need to get with these 10 recs now Waterparks trio of […]

10 phone wallpapers of your favorite bands you can only get right here

We know you’re always on your phone anyway, and chances are, you’re reading this from it right now. So, why not give your phone wallpaper an update with some of your favorite artists? From Blurryface era twenty one pilots to the pastel wonderland of Melanie Martinez, Pete Wentz’s classic snarl and Gerard Way sporting the […]

Waterparks talk fake local bands, top deep cuts, why they hate pop punk

Whether you love them or are still working to get to that level, one thing is certain: Waterparks know how to write songs that will worm their way through your ears, dye your brain neon green and never leave.  Of course, we all know and love “Stupid For You,” Blonde” and “Turbulent.” But in this […]

Awsten Knight will rank your band, hoard fingernails and cry at TV

’Twas the summer of July 2018 (AP 359, to be exact) where we had Waterparks front-dude Awsten Knight on the spot for our 10 Topics section. In typical Awsten-form, there was no subject too glad, mad, bad or sad for him to cringe at or avoid outright. Jason Pettigrew smiled the whole time. Read more: […]

Awsten Knight sets fan challenge for new Waterparks album

Waterparks fans may have a little something to look forward to today. Singer Awsten Knight took to social media this afternoon with a wild proposition. Knight said if his tweet got a certain number of retweets he would drop a new Waterparks album. Well, the Waterparks twitter replied and bumped the number higher. Now, a […]
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