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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
15 Black artists who are using elements of hyperpop in their music
15 Black artists who are using elements of hyperpop in their music
Hyperpop has always been a genre that is DIY and willing to push musical boundaries. That independence began with its rise in popularity in the mid-2010s and continues into the present. It's also the reason hyperpop has been able to fluidly blend with a wide range of styles, helping artists make music that is ever more unique and reflective of their individuality...
Amindi talks in-depth about her ‘nice’ EP and falling in love with herself
Amindi talks in-depth about her ‘nice’ EP and falling in love with herself
At the beginning of lockdown, singer-songwriter Amindi shaved her head. “I wasn’t filling myself because I was filling this guy,” she shares thoughtfully over Zoom. The alternative R&B (or “pastel rap” artist, depending on who you ask) is sat in front of a rainbow-shaped and colored shelf, creating a halo of green, violet and blue around her head—and emphasizing the tidy buzz cut ornamenting h
Bad Omens made their album to help others “feel in control and powerful”
Bad Omens made their album to help others “feel in control and powerful”
Much has been written about Bad Omens’ comparisons to scene giants such as Bring Me The Horizon, Beartooth, Underoath or Slipknot—quite a diverse pool from which to draw. Sure, those bands have all flirted with metalcore, but the ultimate unifier is their ability to transcend heavy music in general, be that in style, appeal or both. As such, t...
11 artists who are redefining everything we know about the trap metal genre
11 artists who are redefining everything we know about the trap metal genre
For a music genre, trap metal is still a baby. That being said, hundreds of Bones-core, Ghostemane-core and Scarlxrd-core tracks were uploaded to SoundCloud by the time you finished reading this sentence. Is there any room for the latest fusion of metal and hip-hop to expand and evolve, or is it doomed to repeat and recycle itself into oblivion...
Eyedress releases two-song single and music video featuring Dent May—watch
Eyedress releases two-song single and music video featuring Dent May—watch
Eyedress has released a new two-song single that showcases both ends of Eyedress’ sonic capabilities. The single includes “Something About You,” featuring Los Angeles-based musician Dent May and “Spit On Your Grave.”  The juxtaposition between these tracks is striking. On the one hand, we have a lighth...
10 drag musicians breaking down the boundaries of alternative music
10 drag musicians breaking down the boundaries of alternative music
The world of drag is all-encompassing, combining fashion, performance and music to create a fabulous, over-the-top persona. Many drag queens are musicians in their own right, writing songs and releasing hit albums. Read more: Trixie Mattel and Orville Peck honor country history in “Jackson”—watch Whether they gained popularity on a show such as RuPaul's Drag Race or garnered a fanbase thanks to th
Kid Cudi honors Kurt Cobain during ‘Saturday Night Live’ performances
Kid Cudi honors Kurt Cobain during ‘Saturday Night Live’ performances
Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live viewers were treated to a stacked show that featured host and Promising Young Woman star Carey Mulligan, musical guest Kid Cudi and even a surprise cameo from Timothée Chalamet. During the NBC show, Kid Cudi performed “Tequila Shots” and “Sad People” which appear on his history-making album Man On The Moon III: The Chosen. As well, Kid Cudi paid subtle... Read

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