Foo Fighters, Heriot and 8 other things you need to check out this week
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Vintage T-shirts galore
Who doesn’t love scoring an ultra-soft vintage T-shirt? Alternative Press is thrilled to announce Thrifted & Vintage, a curated collection of vintage, thrifted and rare reprints hunted and sourced personally by Josh Madden. From Bloc Party to Beastie Boys, you’re sure to find an item that suits your distinct music taste. Grab yours now.
Bartees Strange is a genre chameleon
Bartees Strange’s new album, Farm To Table, is another testament to his relentless grind and reverence for possibility. Boiling over with influences, he traverses country and trap, alternative rock and gospel, all while bouncing between moods that range from braggadocious to melancholic. Read the exclusive interview here.
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MUNA are embracing queer joy
This month, MUNA made their cover debut with Alternative Press. In the cover story, MUNA walk readers through the creation of their new self-titled album. Whereas their debut record featured broader, gender-neutral lyrics, MUNA have reached a point where they embrace their identity wholeheartedly. Read an excerpt here, and grab a physical copy.
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Rico Nasty unleashes “Black Punk”
Rico Nasty is back with another glorious single, “Black Punk.” The March AP cover star’s latest banger fuses her hardcore sound with house-inspired beats. The song will on her forthcoming mixtape Las Ruinas, which arrives July 22. Listen to her latest offering here.
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Claud is back with “Go Home!”
This week, Claud returned with their first single since their 2021 album Super Monster. “Go Home!” speaks to feeling uncomfortable in your skin and falling back on what’s familiar. Listen to the song and make sure to add it to all of your summer playlists.
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Catch Slipknot, Ice Nine Kills and Crown The Empire live this fall
Slipknot remain one of the busiest bands in the business. When they’re not launching their own metaverse or working on new music, they’re on the road. This week, the group unveiled the fall leg of their Knotfest Roadshow. To make things better, they’re bringing Ice Nine Kills and Crown The Empire along for the ride. Grab tickets now.
Welcome to the next wave of British heavy metal
The U.K. possesses a rich metal history. Now a whole new crop of bands are unleashing a sound that’s redefining the genre and pushing it forward. “We don’t pigeonhole ourselves. We just make the music that we want to hear. For me, that’s always been heavy metal,” Malevolence frontman Alex Taylor says. From Malevolence and Ithaca to Heriot and Urne, dive inside the next wave of British heavy metal.
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Foo Fighters reveal lineups for Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts
Foo Fighters have announced two star-studded tribute concerts to honor Taylor Hawkins. The roster for the LA concert includes Joan Jett, Queen’s Brian May and Miley Cyrus, among many more. The U.K. concert at Wembley will feature artists such as Nandi Bushell, Liam Gallagher, Chrissie Hynde and Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction, plus more. Read more about the special guests.
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This 10-year-old rips a cover of Spiritbox's "Holy Roller"
Spiritbox are inspiring the younger generation, and 10-year-old Harper’s performance of the band’s “Holy Roller” is amazing proof. Wowing the judges and audience alike, Harper brought the track to America’s Got Talent. Harper also joined Spiritbox onstage to perform the song. Check out both clips and see why the judges were blown away.
A new YUNGBLUD graphic novel is on the way
The third installment of YUNGBLUD’s graphic novel is on the horizon. Twisted Tales Of The Ritalin Club 3: The Funeral will build upon the reunion of the team following YUNGBLUD’s death. The volume will also address themes of self-acceptance and overcoming insecurities. Read all about the latest installment here.