pop punk

When We Were Young’s second year spotlights alternative music’s stars

AP hit the desert with Green Day, blink-182, Good Charlotte, and many more.

On New Found Glory's Make The Most Of It, Chad Gilbert reveals how he nearly lost his life

For over 25 years, New Found Glory have remained one of the most celebrated modern pop-punk acts, thanks to their relatable lyrics, infectious hooks and resilient nature. However, if resilience was ever needed, it was undoubtedly in December of 2021, when guitarist and chief songwriter Chad Gilbert nearly lost his life. He was found unresponsive in […]

Boston Manor on battling internal darkness with part one of their double album, Datura

Boston Manor have released their fourth album, Datura. Vocalist Henry Cox breaks down the anxiety that permeates part one of a planned double album.

Gallery: Our favorite moments from When We Were Young Festival, the most emo event of the year

When We Were Young Festival kicked off a pop-punk tradition. Check out our photo gallery featuring Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne and more.

Modern Baseball’s Sports at 10: How DIY ethos and Tumblr-era popularity launched the emo rockers into the spotlight

Modern Baseball’s debut album, Sports, turns 10 this Nov. 27. Here’s how they changed the face of emo with self-reflection and genuineness.

Yves Tumor, Magnolia Park and Softcult 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 Magnolia Park and more.

Everything's coming up Fefe Dobson

Fefe Dobson was one of the few Black artists who epitomized the sound and feel of pop punk. In her AP digital cover story, the 2000s singer-songwriter gets her flowers.

Listen to Tyson Ritter’s (The All-American Rejects) new band Now More Than Ever

Tyson Ritter is entering a new chapter with Now More Than Ever. The band released their debut single “Don’t Rush, Don’t Wait” and announced their first album.

10 best “Teenage Dirtbag” covers

Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag” has gone viral thanks to TikTok. These covers shine new light on the classic song, from Phoebe Bridgers to Pale Waves.

Demi Lovato’s hard-won journey back to their rock roots

Putting to rest their pop image, Demi Lovato has entered their rock era. In conversation with AP, Lovato breaks down HOLY FVCK — the return to their roots.

AP&R: How Lil Wayne’s Rebirth inspired TITUS to make his own genre pivot

TITUS is capturing the magic of turn-of-the-millennium music. Fusing elements of Y2K pop punk and hip-hop, the artist explores his influences and what’s next.

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.

AP&R: How Victoria Anthony went from singing with P!nk to creating pop-punk-inspired anthems

Victoria Anthony got her start opening for P!nk. Now the singer-songwriter is channeling Avril Lavigne and Paramore for her latest single “Stupid Kid.”

AP&R: How Unturned created an album that pays homage to pop punk's VFW hall days

Unturned are breathing new life into pop punk. The band break down their forthcoming debut album, one that’s been nearly 10 years in the making.

Meet Koyo, the Long Island quintet at the forefront of the melodic hardcore and emo revival

Long Island natives Koyo are at the forefront of the recent emo resurgence. Now, the melodic hardcore group are gearing up for their debut album.

How nostalgia for old Abercrombie ads fueled HUNNY's latest Homesick EP

HUNNY are back with their latest EP, Homesick. Kevin Grimmett explains how the group’s release is rooted in nostalgia for a forgotten past.

How Pale Waves created a pop-punk throwback with new album Unwanted

On Unwanted, Pale Waves lean into alternative and pop punk influences. Ahead of the release, Heather Baron-Gracie breaks down what went into their third record.

How Supersweet created LA’s first tattoo-meets-coffee-shop experience

Supersweet is LA’s first coffee and tattoo shop. See how this unique shop is elevating the standard tattoo experience while serving up java and pastries.

10 best emo albums of 2011, from Taking Back Sunday to Sleeping With Sirens

To properly dissect the best emo albums from 2011, one must not be afraid to use the term “emo” broadly, as this style of music can take shape across multiple genres. In 2011, emo was arguably at its lowest point commercially, as the mid-to-late 2000s boom had slowly faded away at the turn of the […]
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