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blink-182 won’t be adding a joke song on next album, Mark Hoppus says
blink-182 won’t be adding a joke song on next album, Mark Hoppus says
Mark Hoppus of blink-182 took to Twitter to answer some fan questions about new music. So it all started because Hoppus was hungry, and just acquired a “big” iPad he wanted to use, apparently. Read more: Billie Joe Armstrong plays Green Day songs at intimate the Longshot gig “i will now use the BIG IPAD to answer your questions until postmates shows up. twitter for ipad...
Slow Bloom debut fiery new track, “Cataracts”—listen
Slow Bloom debut fiery new track, “Cataracts”—listen
Californian post-punk outfit Slow Bloom are premiering their explosive new song, "Cataracts," from forthcoming debut EP, Hex Hex Hex.  Read more: Our Most Anticipated alternative releases of 2018 "This song started its life during the writing of our first album with the working title 'Surf Against the Machine,' due to the beachy-vibed major-chord verses and the groovy rhythm section
Progressive metal outfit Toothgrinder release alluring new track “HVY”—listen
Progressive metal outfit Toothgrinder release alluring new track “HVY”—listen
Progressive metal outfit Toothgrinder are debuting their heavy new single, "HVY," from their forthcoming record Phantom Amour.  Read more: Stream LMTF’s ‘Dark Divine’ and read Chris Roetter’s explanation of the album’s lyrics The Asbury Park quintet released their debut record, Nocturnal Masquerade, through Spinefarm Records in 2015. Having recently finished a tour with Between The Buri
How APA booking agent Ben Mench-Thurlow got his start booking your favorite bands
How APA booking agent Ben Mench-Thurlow got his start booking your favorite bands
Booking agent Ben Mench-Thurlow has been a music lover since he was young. From booking shows for his middle school band to handling booking for some of the scene’s greatest, he has worked his way from assistant to agent at APA. Now he’s sharing his story and his tips for becoming a booking agent, too. How did y... Read More ...
How rock ‘n’ roll shoe designer Char Tedrick went from punk band to footwear brand
How rock ‘n’ roll shoe designer Char Tedrick went from punk band to footwear brand
Shoe designer Char Tedrick has always loved music and fashion. She grew up covering Metallica and Green Day on piano, and filled shoeboxes with design sketches. After moving from her small California town to Los Angeles, she finished her design degree and landed jobs at companies like Hello Kitty and Betsey Johnson... Read More ...
Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan explains why ‘Music For Everyone’ compilation is so important to him
Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan explains why ‘Music For Everyone’ compilation is so important to him
Like many people in America, the results of the 2016 election had Taking Back Sunday guitarist and co-vocalist John Nolan feeling helpless. So he wanted to find a way to support an organization that was going to fighting back against policies that would be put into place under Donald Trump's administration. That's ...
Exclusive: After a decade, the Matches finish, release “Little Maggots” video
Exclusive: After a decade, the Matches finish, release “Little Maggots” video
After a decade of lying unfinished in the Matches’ archives, the video for “Little Maggots” premieres today, exclusively with Alternative Press. It all started a little over 10 years ago when the Matches frontman Shawn Harris was having a moment with some crows in a Warped Tour parking lot. That was the imp ...
Vic Fuentes details his ‘Misadventures’ while writing, recording PTV’s new album
Vic Fuentes details his ‘Misadventures’ while writing, recording PTV’s new album
It’s been nearly four years since Pierce The Veil released Collide With The Sky, outselling their contemporaries thanks in large part to the gold-certified single “King For A Day” and their relentless world touring. Given that many of those same peers regularly release albums in half the time, the wait for the San Diego band’s fourth album has felt like an eternity to the PTV faithful. But given t
“This month I start writing my script” – Q&A with Kirk Hammett of Metallica
“This month I start writing my script” – Q&A with Kirk Hammett of Metallica
Last week, Metallica sold more records than the latest releases from Simple Plan, Halsey, Fall Out Boy, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bring Me The Horizon and Slipknot. The legendary band’s self-titled set, commonly referred to as The Black Album, sold about 10 times as many copies in February as All Time Low’s Future Hearts.  The recor... Read More ...
‘I’m just programmed that if I don’t tour, I don’t sell’—Anchor & Braille’s Stephen Christian on LP3
‘I’m just programmed that if I don’t tour, I don’t sell’—Anchor & Braille’s Stephen Christian on LP3
It's been a whirlwind few years for the former Anberlin frontman Stephen Christian, who is not only continuing music with Anchor & Braille but also taking big sonic steps in a different direction. Worn out by one of the grandest exits we've seen from a band, Christian soon endured his post-band plans coming undone. Through a ... Read More ...
Get your first listen of street punks the Casualties’ ‘Chaos Sound’ (exclusive)
Get your first listen of street punks the Casualties’ ‘Chaos Sound’ (exclusive)
Hardcore-punk institution the Casualties return to their roots with their latest album Chaos Sound, and the veteran street punks are teaming up with AP to bring you the first stream of the new release.  Hear all 15 tracks below, and share your thoughts in the comments. Cha... Read More ...
Anti-Flag look back on their past with new Cease Fires collection of re-recordings
Anti-Flag look back on their past with new Cease Fires collection of re-recordings
Long-running Pittsburgh political punks Anti-Flag had a good enough 2015 with the release of  American Spring, but they're ending the year with a little something extra. Cease Fires is a collection of re-recordings previously released as the 20 Years Of Hell 7-inch subscription series in 2013 (plus a couple unreleased tunes, which absolutely rule). Confuse ...
Nero — Between II Worlds of soul-searching pop and floor-burning EDM
Photo Credit: Derek Bremner If you wandered into a Stateside dubstep or electro club night between 2011 and the close of 2013, chances are, you heard at least a re-rub of Nero’s “Promises.” Pulled from their 2011 debut, Welcome Reality, the single earned Nero numerous award nominations and inspired a then-rising star Skrillex to collaborate on the official remix. That remix would ...

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