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Snail Mail defied fears of the sophomore slump to make ‘Valentine’
Snail Mail defied fears of the sophomore slump to make ‘Valentine’
When it was time to start work on the second Snail Mail album, Lindsey Jordan only had a couple of songs ready. “If I don’t actually have anything to write about, I’m not gonna write anything. I don’t want to. I don’t want to waste my time — I don’t want to waste anybody else’s time,” she says. Speaking on Zoom from a London hotel room she’s j...
The Regrettes capture longing and heartache in “You’re So F*cking Pretty”
The Regrettes capture longing and heartache in “You’re So F*cking Pretty”
The Regrettes summarize the painfully familiar feeling of having a crush on a friend with their latest track, “You’re So Fucking Pretty.” The track addresses the confusion that comes with having a crush, such as wondering if the feelings are mutual and the overwhelming fear of rejection. Read more: The ... Read More ...
Maggie Lindemann captures the pain of unrequited love in “She Knows It”
Maggie Lindemann captures the pain of unrequited love in “She Knows It”
Maggie Lindemann is exploring her emotions in her new single, “She Knows It.” This track is the latest music since the Alternative Press cover star’s debut EP, PARANOIA, was released at the start of 2021. Read more: Painted Flowers jewelry and apparel hosts rising stars for launch party “I wrote this song about liking a girl with a boyfriend when I first started writing my new album,” Lindemann ex
20 LGBTQIA+ artists giving the world a big middle finger right now
20 LGBTQIA+ artists giving the world a big middle finger right now
It’s an election year, the world is in the middle of a pandemic and the importance of fighting for the rights of underserved and marginalized people is bigger than ever. One thing we can be grateful for is punk rock. Be it in sound or spirit, punk is a driving force we need to keep us informed, energized, inspired and sometimes to just provide the kind of humor that keeps us sane. Here... Read Mor
Here are the LGBTQIA+ bands who should already be on your playlist
Here are the LGBTQIA+ bands who should already be on your playlist
Alternative music genres that are distinctly queer and LGBTQIA+-oriented aren’t easily discoverable without the help of word of mouth. As platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Twitter continue to showcase bands who promote individuality and unapologetic expressions of gender and sexuality, LGBTQIA+ musicians continue to grow at a rapid pace.  ...