PinkPantheress, Soccer Mommy and 8 other things you need to check out this week

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MUNA are our June cover stars

With their self-titled third album imminent — their first since signing to Phoebe BridgersSaddest Factory Records — it’s a whole new era for MUNA. In fact, the trio are proving that they can have a ball while embracing tenderness and vulnerability. Life, after all, is about balance. Grab your copy now.

Photo by Lindsey Byrnes
Photo by Lindsey Byrnes

The Interrupters kick off their summer tour

This week, the Interrupters kicked off their co-headlining tour with Flogging Molly. Both bands will hit a number of cities this summer before wrapping the run Sept. 21 in Paso Robles, California. What are you waiting for? Grab tickets now and preorder In The Wild while you’re at it.

Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

Motionless In White get personal and political

Many artists drew inspiration from the highs and lows of the pandemic, especially Motionless In White’s Chris Motionless. Sixth album Scoring The End Of The World embraces the idea of constructing a more positive and forward-thinking world. Read what went into the making of the record and how their fans played a critical role in the writing process here.

Photo by Ashley Von Helsing

Soccer Mommy’s Sometimes, Forever is bigger and bolder

By confronting perfectionism and rejecting industry personas, Soccer Mommy has crafted her most vulnerable, daring record yet. With the help of producer Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), she’s also embracing a bolder sound. Read the exclusive interview and preorder your copy now.

Photo by Sophie Hur

PinkPantheress is a master of nostalgia

PinkPantheress uses 2000s nostalgia to acknowledge the past and carve a new way forward. Between collaborations with WILLOW and TikTok virality, PinkPantheress continues to be one of the most fascinating artists on the rise. Read the exclusive cover interview here and grab a physical copy of the magazine to see the photos in all their glory.

Photo by Lewis Vorn

New Halsey is here at last

Halsey has returned with their first new music since releasing last year’s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. No surprise, it’s a banger. Halsey is currently in the midst of their Love And Power tour, including support from beabadoobee, PinkPantheress, Wolf Alice, the Marías and Abby Roberts. Grab tickets now.

[Photo courtesy of Halsey

These are the best punk drummers of all time

What would punk be without solid beat-keeping? From the RunawaysSandy West to blink-182‘s Travis Barker, these 20 players helped to shape the genre into what it is today while laying down their own unique touch. See if your own personal favorites align with our picks here.

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Welcome to Knotverse

Slipknot have entered the metaverse with their very own Knotverse, and it’s not as daunting as you think. Clown connected with Alternative Press to explain why it’s a way for the band to be as accessible to fans as possible. See for yourself by checking out the interview.

[Photos courtesy of Slipknot

Foo Fighters are celebrating the life of Taylor Hawkins

The passing of Taylor Hawkins left a huge hole in the music world. To commemorate his life, Foo Fighters will play two tribute shows in September at London’s Wembley Stadium and Los Angeles’ Kia Forum. Additionally, artists inspired by Hawkins will make an appearance, with the lineup dropping later this year. Find more information here.

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Relive Lollapalooza’s 2021 after-show with Perry Farrell

Veeps is crushing FOMO once again by bringing some of the coolest shows right to your home. Lollapalooza founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has announced a livestream of his 2021 Lollapalooza after-party show. The stream will be available July 22 at 6 p.m. PT.

[Photo via Veeps