AltPress Weekly | chloe moriondo, architects, turnstile and more
We’re so excited to bring you the first installment of AltPress Weekly, designed to give you information on the things we want you to discover. Each week we will be covering new releases and old songs, emerging artists and your favorite stars. Along the way, we’ll highlight everything from the latest music news to bargain finds, and take you from cover launches to deep cuts waiting to be found.
This week we have a lot of news in and out of Alternative press. This is Pride month, and AltPress proudly celebrates with our LGBTQIA + staff, friends and allies. We launched our Exclusive Digital Pride Cover Story, and throughout the month, we’ll continue to explore the important ways in which LGBTQIA + artists are transforming music and society in general.
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There’s a lot more going on this week as well. We have published the last part of our Sympathetic for artists series, as well as the usual range of artists interviews, lists, exclusives and firsts. Without further ado, here are 8 things we want you to check out this week.
Pride Month Digital Exclusive: Chloe Moriondo
For our digital exclusive story, Marianne Eloise speak with chloe moriondo after the release in May of her Ramen powered start Blood rabbit. (If you haven’t heard it yet, take a look at your personal theme song you’ll discover soon, “I eat boys. ”) During the interview, moriondo spoke confidently about her identity, her journey of self-acceptance and her sense of responsibility to her LGBTQIA + fans. She also emphasized the need for making music that not only conveys her personal sense of self in an authentic way, but also resonates with LGBTQIA + people on a deeper level. In this way, she represents a new generation of artists, proudly working to transform the music industry into a more inclusive space.
Last month we launched a special presale for pop-punk legends Simple plan and Newly found gloryis newly reprogrammed Pop punk is still not dead to visit. In our last Friendly chat with artists, Nice Charlotte‘s Joel madden caught up Pierre Bouvier and Jordan Pundik before the race. What started as a simple catch-up has turned into a more in-depth conversation about the changing nature of pop-punk music. All three artists reflected on the aging process as musicians, as well as the odd experience of having a multigenerational fandom. After realizing that the trio were roughly the same age, they discussed what it would have been like if they had met in high school. The end result is something we can only dream of right now: a pop-punk supergroup for the ages.
If you haven’t seen them yet, you must check out our newly updated Spotify playlists! We have completely revamped our page by adding five new lists. Going forward, we’ll keep you posted on the biggest hits and emerging artists.
For die-hard alternatives fans, check out our Best alternative playlist, updated weekly to cover all major tracks and alternative releases. In addition, our New alternative list brings you rising stars and fresh cuts, while AltPop Essentials covers everything related alt pop. In the wake of our beginnings Power issue: the rise of women, Best Women Empowerment Songs covers everything from riot grrrl icons such as Kathleen hanna at Meet me at the altar, who start a new era of power rocky music that centers women and people of color. To complete the group, it is The future of the alternative, presented by AltPress and League of Mutants Records, a guarantee that we will always think ahead.
Architects launch AltPress cover
For number 393, Architects made their american magazine start of coverage. You can read Joe smith-engelhardtinterview with the group here. During the interview, the group talks about two issues that are inseparable for them: the need to progress stylistically as artists and the need to use their platform to build a better world. With their ninth studio album, For those who wish to exist at Epitaph files, the group launched a new musical era. They keep on redefine metal core, incorporating unique melodic and textural features to create a more dynamic sound. (Listen to them orchestral version of “Animals”To see how far they really went!)
Ahead of their north american tour, the group also continues sound the alarm on the dangers of climate change, issuing a warning that becomes more urgent with each passing day. If you haven’t verified the problem 393 again, it also highlights artists whose Claude and Zoe Wees, and furthermore continues our advocacy for inclusiveness through APR, the risen one AP Recs column and no more new music now.
At Alternative Press, we can’t get enough of new music. While we always have an eye out for the latest music news, premieres, and other music drops, we wanted to shout out a few more things this week. Last week we released AltPress Editor In Chief Paige owens‘ Interview of 10 subjects with Bad suns‘ Christo bowman. Taken from number 394, the report highlights an array of issues, songs Bowman wished he had written on dream tours, essentials he’d never hit the road without and more. If you haven’t heard it yet, Bad Suns new single “Heaven Is A Place In My Head” is a jam. Laying propulsive instrumentals on floating drums, the piece builds a euphoric framework for the perfect reverie.
List: 11 LGBTQIA + artists who changed the genre
At Alternative Press, we love lists. Lists help us sort out our priorities, they help us consider the things that matter most to us, and they help us fill in our knowledge gaps. Recently we have covered a wide range of topics including new generation trap metal artists, groups that we would like soundtrack the future of wonder and essential solo and side projects. In the middle of Pride month, we wanted to shout Tim stegallthe list of LGBTQIA + artists who changed the course of punk the story. With detailed historical expertise, Stegall recounts the journey of punk, pioneers such as Jayne County and Division of thought at Laura jane grace and Strawberry from the Cher, who continue to lead the genre into a new decade. Woven Into the Narrative is a story of how these artists challenged the limits of punk and helped transform it into a voice for progressive social change.
On their latest single “Autophobia, “with Hundredth‘s Chadwick johnson, Tennis system talk about the difficult feelings that come with a dying relationship. The term autophobia refers to the fear of being alone, something that can often keep us in situations we would otherwise try to get away from. With sonic warmth to make you feel good and at ease, the group offers a way to deal with this intimidating fear of loneliness and find solace in who we are. The single also includes “Truth hurts”, Which goes even further in capturing difficult feelings through sound. The song creates a very distinctive texture, associating the noise punk pulse squealing with the soft and mellow sound washes of shoe look. Overall, the single builds a world of sound that matches the complex emotions they explore.
Turnstile recently made a comeback with “MYSTERY, “the first release of the Baltimore Act since 2018 Space-time. The new track is unique for exploring mystical themes in a rock model of driving. Opening onto atmospheric synths, the song gradually gives way to percussive guitars. Even so, the song continues to play with contrasts, using strong, sweet moments to create a sense of wonder and openness to the unknown. The group also announced screenings for their short film “TOURNIQUET LOVE CONNECTION. Although the film is being shown nationwide, it is currently scheduled to premiere on June 26 at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles. The event will be free and open to the general public on a first come, first served basis.
Let us know in the comments below what got you most excited about alternative music this week! Be sure to come back next week for the second installment of AltPress Weekly for more new music updates and releases.