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10 best emo albums of 2011, from Taking Back Sunday to Sleeping With Sirens
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 decade, followed by the genre’s dip into happier and more neon territory. However, due to ... Read Mor
How ‘After Laughter’ became Paramore’s saving grace
How ‘After Laughter’ became Paramore’s saving grace
Have we retired the “ahead of its time” cliché yet? Granted, nowadays it is grossly misused for releases that barely scratch the surface even at their best. But on its five-year anniversary, if we take a look back at Paramore’s 2017 record After Laughter, there really is no other release in their discography that better emphasizes that sentiment. Though not entirely groundbr...
State Champs are cementing their legacy with ‘Kings Of The New Age’—interview
State Champs are cementing their legacy with ‘Kings Of The New Age’—interview
Pop punk is well and truly back in fashion, with a brand-new face and a fresh perspective on the legacy of the generations that came before it. While it may not look or sound like the same scene that regenerated a decade ago and mysteriously lost favor in recent years, there is one simple message for the bands from the genre’s past iterations: adapt or perish.  ...
State Champs drop “Eventually” ahead of ‘Kings Of The New Age’—watch
State Champs drop “Eventually” ahead of ‘Kings Of The New Age’—watch
State Champs have released a new single and music video titled “Eventually.” The track comes off their upcoming album, Kings Of The New Age, out May 13 via Pure Noise Records. Read more: Sad Summer Fest announces Waterparks, Neck Deep, Mayday Parade, State Champs and more The band spoke about the song in a press release, sharing, “In the past few years, I’ve had my first real experience with menta
PUP become corporate criminals in new music video “Totally Fine”—watch
PUP become corporate criminals in new music video “Totally Fine”—watch
PUP have dropped another new single, “Totally Fine,” ahead of their new album, THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND. Appropriately, the release is backed by an absurd music video. In the video, PUP (in this case, Stefaniel Bobcrat, Nelson Chesapeake, Slad “The Impaler” Sladkozlov and Zeke “The Freak” McLeary) announce they’re quitting DIY pop punk. They claim they’re not “selling out” but...
Are the 2000s back? How Avril Lavigne, Chris Carrabba are uniting Gen Z and millennials
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 in culture: the early 2000s. W...
LØLØ and Maggie Lindemann team up for “debbie downer” music video—watch
LØLØ and Maggie Lindemann team up for “debbie downer” music video—watch
LØLØ and Maggie Lindemann have teamed up for the new song “debbie downer.” They've also released a music video for the track, directed by Jake Johnston. You can watch it below. The track sees the pair turn the iconic “It's Cold in Here” cheer from Bring It On into something a little more pop-punk. They cheekily sing, “Brr, it's cold ...
RATSTAR believes shopping vintage is the best way to avoid fast fashion
RATSTAR believes shopping vintage is the best way to avoid fast fashion
When Layla Shapiro and Emma Harris decided to embark on the journey of opening their first store, RATSTAR, it wasn’t without years of hard work and experience. The pair would spend every day driving around Los Angeles looking to score the best vintage clothing and accessories that weren’t only quality products but extensions of their unique personalities. After sell...
Jack Kays talks working with Travis Barker on his latest EP—interview
Jack Kays talks working with Travis Barker on his latest EP—interview
Closing his 2021 chapter with a gut-wrenching collaborative EP with Travis Barker, Jack Kays has morphed into a very different artist — peeling back layers of bleach-blond aesthetics to expose the artist beneath. Tackling difficult topics of depression, anxiety and addiction through devastating emotional serenades and pop-punk tinges, MY FAVORITE NIGHTMARES commences a new chapter for the rising s
Sky Katz releases “Breakup Song,” co-written with Joel Madden—listen
Sky Katz releases “Breakup Song,” co-written with Joel Madden—listen
Sky Katz enters the pop-punk arena with “Breakup Song.” The track was co-written and executive produced by Good Charlotte's Joel Madden and captures the 17-year-old musician's first heartbreak. Read more: Zeph explains why she doesn't enter a new year expecting anything—interview “I’m usually a really outgoing and fun person but after my breakup, I felt so lost and out of place...” Katz explains i
Machine Gun Kelly and WILLOW team up for ”emo girl”—listen
Machine Gun Kelly and WILLOW team up for ”emo girl”—listen
Machine Gun Kelly has released the single "emo girl" featuring WILLOW. The track comes ahead of his new album mainstream sellout, due out March 25 via Bad Boy/Interscope. MGK previously teased the release of the song on his TikTok. He also sat down with producer Travis Barker to tell him that the new album's name, which they previously got tattooed on their arms, would be changed from bo
Meet Me @ The Altar need the world to see their artistry before their race
Meet Me @ The Altar need the world to see their artistry before their race
When I ask Edith Johnson, the formidable frontwoman of pop-punk outfit Meet Me @ The Altar, which emotion perfectly describes her past year, her answer surprises me. “Bittersweet,” she responds, still sounding and appearing bright from the other side of the screen with her blue-and-pink braids framing her face and her black lipstick ornamenting her smirk. Last year,...
Urethane team up with Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg for “Inheritance”—watch
Urethane team up with Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg for “Inheritance”—watch
Urethane have released a new video for their single “Inheritance.” The track also features Jim Lindberg of Pennywise. Alternative Press is bringing you a first look at the new visual. The track comes from the band’s powerful debut record, Chasing Horizons, which was released in September 2021 via Cyber Tracks.  Read more: Ste... Read More ...

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