Mothica, Charli XCX and 8 other things to check out this week
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Mothica turned the darkest period of her life into ragers
Mothica has been to hell and back, and her new album Nocturnal represents a new chapter. Hopeful and heavy, Mothica drew from a breadth of artists, including Rina Sawayama, Charli XCX, Poppy and Bring Me The Horizon. Additionally, her newfound sobriety gave her the confidence to experiment. “I will always use dark imagery and a rock influence in everything, even if it’s not a straight rock song, because that’s what I grew up on,” she says. “I’m trying to find a way to Mothify it.” Check out the full story here.
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Charli XCX is a “Hot Girl”
Charli XCX’s new single “Hot Girl” is an undeniable summer anthem. Filled with swagger and conviction, the track harks back to her Vroom Vroom days. Listen to the pop banger now, and witness the song in action in the trailer for the A24 Gen Z slasher Bodies Bodies Bodies.
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chloe moriondo, live from Capitol Hill Block Party
Prior to their North America headline tour this fall, chloe moriondo made an appearance at Seattle’s annual Capitol Hill Block Party, and they didn’t disappoint. Check out these photos of moriondo and their band living it up, captured by Joseph Giordano.
[Photo by Joseph Giordano]
Get to know these rising artists
Every month, Alternative Press is sharing some of our favorite new releases. From Future Teens to grandma, this month’s AP&R list spans various genres, bringing you a unique list of up-and-coming artists. Check out these rising artists who will soon become your new favorites here.
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Pearl will do whatever it takes for fame
A24 has shared the first trailer for Pearl. The X prequel dives into the past of the film’s antagonist, with Mia Goth reprising her role as Pearl. The vibrant trailer shows glimpses of a young Pearl committing heinous acts in her quest to obtain fame and adoration. Watch the horrifying trailer here.
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Moonage Daydream is an up-close look at one of rock’s brightest stars
The first official trailer for the David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream is here. Even better, the documentary is the first to be approved by Bowie’s estate, allowing director Brett Morgen to grab footage from the Isolar, Serious Moonlight, Diamond Dogs, Outside/Earthling and the Glass Spider tours. Get all the information here.
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Koyo are emo’s next stars
Long Island, New York is synonymous with hardcore and emo music, home to legends such as Glassjaw to Taking Back Sunday. Safe to say, Koyo are the region’s next rising stars. “Nostalgia is a dangerous thing, but people innately fall back on what they grew up on,” vocalist Joey Chiaramonte says. “When the greater culture is down for mixed bills, diverse-sounding lineups ranging from heavy to soft, existing under the same rooftop, then everyone wins.” Read the full interview here.
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Djo (Joe Keery) channels DEVO and Talking Heads on “Gloom”
Besides giving a stunning performance on the latest season of Stranger Things, Joe Keery has been hard at work with his latest project, Djo. On his latest single “Gloom,” Keery channels the oddity of DEVO and Talking Heads in equal measure, which makes us even more amped for the new record, DECIDE. Check out “Gloom” here.
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Ana de Armas is Marilyn Monroe’s double in new Blonde trailer
Netflix has shared the first trailer for Blonde, the new Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas and based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name. Blonde is set to highlight Monroe’s life behind the cameras, revealing how she molded herself to fit the expectations of others. What’s most striking is how closely de Armas resembles Monroe. See for yourself and watch the trailer now.
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Manchester Orchestra, from the comfort of your home
Manchester Orchestra are still riding high from last year’s The Million Masks of God. Now you can catch those songs live at the band’s Lollapalooza aftershow, right from the comfort of your home. Don’t miss the band performing Saturday, July 30 from House of Blues Chicago. Find ticket information here.
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