Spotify launches new alt/rock playlist MARROW

KennyHoopla, Destroy Boys, and the Beaches star in the trailer video for the playlist.

Spotify Wrapped has arrived — here's how to access it

Spotify’s annual end-of-the-year campaign that rounds up your listening habits is here. Here’s how to access it in the app.

Kate Bush says 'Stranger Things' gave "Running Up That Hill" a "whole new lease of life"

Kate Bush‘s “Running Up That Hill” has seen a massive resurgence in popularity. The song is featured in Stranger Things 4 and serves as a ward against evil terrorizing Hawkins this time around. “Running Up That Hill” is currently the second most-streamed song on Spotify, raking in over 7 million streams a day. Read more: David […]

How TikTok allows artists to take direct control of their own narratives

In the age of accessibility, where you now can learn how to produce your own tracks from YouTube tutorials, young women in music are taking their careers back into their own hands. Fading are the tedious mind games from an industry resilient in its sexist ways; no stooping to the “female-fronted” trope to sell yourself […]

Japanese Breakfast cover Bon Iver's “Skinny Love” for Spotify singles series

Japanese Breakfast have shared a cover of Bon Iver‘s “Skinny Love.” They also released a re-recording of “Be Sweet.” The tracks dropped as Spotify Singles ahead of the 2022 Grammy Awards. Read more: Japanese Breakfast perform “Slide Tackle” on The Late Late Show—watch The Spotify series features each Best New Artist nominee reimaging one of […]

FINNEAS shares Bon Iver “Flume” cover in celebration of Best New Artist nod

FINNEAS has released two special Spotify Singles in celebration of his Best New Artist Grammy nomination. For Side A, FINNEAS has reimagined “Medieval” from his latest album, Optimist. Side B is a cover of Bon Iver‘s “Flume.” Read more: FINNEAS pulls off a jewelry heist in “The Kids Are All Dying”—watch The two singles were […]

Ethel Cain shares Britney Spears “Everytime” cover for International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Ethel Cain has shared a cover of Britney Spears‘ “Everytime.” Spotify also named Cain as their March EQUAL Ambassador. She is the first trans person to hold this title. Read more: Ethel Cain describes her music as a dream-pop worship service Cain‘s cover of “Everytime” is a part of […]

Charlotte Sands' ”Lost” is pushing forward the pop-punk revival—premiere

Charlotte Sands is releasing her new single “Lost” on Friday, March 4. Alternative Press is giving you a first listen of the track. Ahead of the release, we connected with Sands, who previewed the new song for us. She also spoke broadly about her career. “Lost” is the latest drop from an artist on the […]

Weezer will release one album at the beginning of every season in 2022

Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo has announced the unofficial release dates for four upcoming SZNS albums on Twitter. According to Cuomo, the albums will all drop at the beginning of each season during 2022. Read more: girl in red, Laura Jane Grace, more team up for RSD release ‘Portraits Of Her’ Cuomo added the caveat the dates […]

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo releases his own Spotify-like app "Weezify"

Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo has created his own version of Spotify to house his musical material. The app is called Weezify, and it hosts close to 3,500 demos made by the musician between 1975-2017. Read more: 14 artists influenced by Nirvana, from Kid Cudi to the Pretty Reckless It took Cuomo almost all of 2021 to […]

Ashnikko's biggest goal is "to not lose my f*cking mind"

This is the new age of alternative pop. Charging at the frontline, eyeball tentacles and all, is Californian pop-rap sensation Ashnikko. Over the span of 18 months Ashnikko, aka Ashton Nicole Casey, reached TikTok virality with their track “STUPID.” Though many of her other singles would also become viral hits and garner just shy of […]

jxdn drops deluxe version of debut full-length 'Tell Me About Tomorrow'

Following his cover of blink-182’s “Happy Holidays, You Bastard,” rising star jxdn has shared a deluxe version of his debut album Tell Me About Tomorrow. This version includes three new songs, “CRACK MY SKULL,” “DEAD OR ALIVE” and “CHRISTMAS SUCKS.” Read more: Jxdn revisits blink-182’s seasonal classic ‘Happy Holidays, You Bastard” Jxdn’s debut album featured […]

Spiritbox, KennyHoopla, DED and more share Spotify Wrapped results

Beloved annual music retrospective Spotify Wrapped is here. Each year, Spotify offers users a chance to revisit their favorite songs and most embarrassing guilty pleasures, pulling together your most-played songs, artists and podcasts. This year’s Wrapped goes even further. Wrapped Blend allows you to compare your Wrapped with your friends’ own top streams. There is […]

Japanese Breakfast share rerecordings on new 'Live At Electric Lady' EP

Japanese Breakfast have released their new EP, Live At Electric Lady, available exclusively on Spotify. The EP, which features a string section, includes newly recorded live versions of “Be Sweet,” “Savage Good Boy,” “Tactics” and “Kokomo, IN.” Read more: 14 modern artists who are continuing to build the legacy of indie “Recording at Electric Lady […]

Joyce Manor at their SummerStage performance on upcoming album and more

Joyce Manor are celebrating. This year marks a decade since the California band’s beloved self-titled debut that set the tone for the early 2010’s emo revival movement that’s very much still going on today. It can even be said that Prince Daddy & The Hyena, the first opener for Joyce Manor’s SummerStage in Central Park […]

Patti Smith revisits her origins on 'Live At Electric Lady' Veeps stream

Music legend Patti Smith makes her return to streaming service Veeps with Live At Electric Lady. The livestream event airs Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. ET. Live At Electric Lady documents Smith’s time working at New York’s storied Electric Lady Studios. In July, the godmother of punk stopped by to record the Live At Electric […]

Frances Forever hopes 'paranoia party' can bring people together

Frances Forever, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Frances Garrett, has perfected their sound on paranoia party. Garrett guides listeners to the peak of their emotions, balancing melody and melancholy without pushing anyone over the edge. Refusing to be confined to any labels, the EP whirls between lighthearted doo-wop (“depression”), jazz (“daytime”) and more.  When we speak, […]

Poppy announces new album ‘Flux’ with visual for title track—watch

Poppy has announced Flux, her fourth studio album and the follow-up to her 2020 record, I Disagree. The announcement comes alongside a psychedelic music video for the record’s title track created by Australian designer and visual artist Pip and Pop. The music video for “Flux” takes place in a candy-colored dream world and was directed […]

MxPx release new song "Say Yes" featuring Kalie Wolfe of RIVALS–watch

MxPx have released their latest single “Say Yes” featuring Kalie Wolfe of RIVALS. The new track is available now for streaming on Spotify and other DSPs. Ahead of the release, both MxPx’s Mike Herrera and Wolfe issued special messages to Alternative Press readers, inviting them to check out the new track. Herrera expressed his gratitude […]

Here’s everything you need to know about rising hyperpop sensation glaive

There are layers to Ash Gutierrez. To an unsuspecting listener, just casually shuffling through all of the material the 16-year-old hyperpop prodigy released in the last year about slamming his head against a wall and putting his phone on “do not disturb,” it would be close to impossible to look at him as a happy […]
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