AltPress Weekly | Trixie Mattel, Bob Dylan and more
Welcome to the second part of AltPress Weekly. Each week, we’ll cover new things that we want you to check out. We’ll be screaming fresh songs and vintage finds, showcasing longtime favorites and brand new discoveries. We’ll also be featuring the stories we can’t stop thinking about, as well as everything that is happening here at Alternative press.
This week we want to start by recognizing the importance of juinteenth, held annually on June 19 to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States. Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed a law recognizing the date as a federal holiday. June is also African American Music Appreciation Month. We hope you will join us and members of the African American community in recognizing this important day, as well as the immense cultural achievements of African Americans throughout the history of music.
We also continue our celebration of Pride month and bring you the best new, interviews, lists, exclusives, playlists and firsts. There is always so much going on that it’s hard to know what to highlight.
DE’WAYNE – TASKS
DE’WAYNE took out his brand new album, Stains, today via Hopeless records. The artist recently spoke with Editor-in-Chief AltPress Paige owens, talk about his difficult path to the music industry and his feeling that everyone must believe in themselves if they are to achieve their goals. From the new record, DE’WAYNE explains that its main goal was to convey a message, which transcends genre or style. “I think as we get older people understand that what I do is genderless,” DE’WAYNE says. “It’s really about the story, the attitude and what I do on the track.”
Bob Dylan Broadcast Announcement
Bob dylan associated with Veep at offer an exclusive livestream, which airs on July 18. Entitled “Shadow Kingdom”, the event will highlight the legendary artist’s long career as an artist and musical influence. Before the show, Tim Stegall explored the effect of Dylan on a wide range of people, from Patti smith and Adele at Rage against the machine and Malone substation.
“Along side Hank williams, Bob dylan is arguably the greatest American songwriter of the 20th century, ”writes Stegall. “The minute he walked into Columbia Studio A in New York on June 16, 1965, wearing a Fender Stratocaster, a white blues guitar virtuoso wielding a Telecaster named Mike Bloomfield and a song called ‘Like a rolling stone‘Dylan left folk music behind and revolutionized rock’ n ‘roll in a way the Beatles couldn’t, despite their huge paradigm shift success the previous year. Along the way, the story reveals a transformative and multifaceted artist who inspired a whole range of music.
Pride Month Digital Exclusive: Trixie Mattel
Last week, we unveiled our first Pride Month digital exclusive featuring chloe moriondo. This week we followed up with our next cover, highlighting drag queen sensation Trixie mattel. Interviewed by Yours sincerely, Mattel spoke about his multi-faceted career which led to success cosmetics line, New York Times Bestseller and a very popular Youtube channel (among others!). It has also made a major effect in popular culture. Mattel has recognized the many ways it transforms country music, described his friendship and collaborations with AltPress Cover Star Orville Peck and his approach to performing original music and covers.
Reading List: Better Empowerment of Women
If you haven’t consulted our Spotify playlists, go now ! We have completely revamped our collection. Of Best alternative and New alternative at AltPop Essentials and The future of the alternative, our listings cover the full range of alternative styles. This week I want to shout our newly updated Best Women Empowerment Songs collection. We just posted Paige Owens’ round table interview of our Power issue: the rise of women, with Amy lee, Lzzy hale, Taylor momsen and Maria brink. Our playlist is the perfect soundtrack as you read, highlighting the history of modern female-centric alternative music. The content ranges from early pioneers such as Without a doubt, Bikini kill and Joan jett at Nova twins, Halsey and Rina sawayama. With firecrackers like Marina‘s “The world of men“and reinforcement‘s “virtual realityThe list is full of hymns that defy sexism and defend women around the world.
Announcement of the visit to the water parks
Water parks recently announced their An evening on earth to visit. The North American race kicks off in October, taking the group to more than a dozen American cities. Before the race, Knight of Awsten responded to a exclusive questions and answers where he expressed his enthusiasm for the tour. “I didn’t realize how much I missed [touring] until we start having those little stage tastes again, ”says Knight. “We did the Wiltern album release show where we were able to play, but for zero people. Then we did a few stores on the east coast where we played a few stripped down versions of “[You’d Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)], “Purple!“and”Numb. “It teases me for the real thing, a big time.”
ALX – “The good guy”
ALX, aka Alex Fike, a released a clip for his latest single, “Good guy. “The new track is the first drop from his next EP, Yes, expected this summer. Posted via Alamo Archives, the new track features a silky production and perfectly placed instrumentals to underline the song’s message. From a lyrical point of view, ALX offers to be the “good guy”, fitting in perfectly where it’s needed: “He’s the good guy, your side piece / The wise one, I’ll be there / Some between too good and too bad for you. The visual plays with the dichotomy of too good and too bad, seeing two versions of ALX compete fiercely. “Right Guy” follows ALX 2020 Fantasy EP. The disc contains the single “Love above all,” with a video which has garnered over a million views on YouTube.
Meet Me At The Altar – “Feel A Thing”
Meet me at the altar unveiled his latest single, “Feel a thing. “The song’s lyrics characterize a struggle to overcome difficult feelings, reaching a point of numbness in the face of great pain. The track was accompanied by a retro visual, which begins as the group explores a vintage arcade. their visit, the members of the group Edith Johnson, Thea Campbell and Ada Juarez are transported into a video game universe. Along the way, they battle fantastic creatures and travel using their musical equipment as weapons and special abilities. Meet me at the altar also announced their next EP on a major label, Model citizen, due August 13 via Ramen powered.
Travie McCoy – “A Spoonful of Cinnamon”
Gymnastics class hero‘ Travie McCoy possesses released the new single “A spoonful of cinnamon. “The song combines its raw, confessional lyrics with stripped-down accompaniment. As minimalist guitar sets the tone, McCoy recounts his struggles over the past year. He speaks of loss and discovery and also hints at the larger struggles to which society as a whole is facing. The song moves away from proclamations or anthemic generalities, taking a much more personal approach. Even so, it is sure to resonate with the many people who have gone through their own struggles. More than that, it gives sound form to the past year, making it feel like none of us are really alone.
HEALTH x Tyler Bates (feat. Chino Moreno) – “ANTI-LIFE”
HEALTH and Deftones singer Chino Moreno to have associates for “ANTI-VIE”. The track is the latest version of the DC Comics Black Nights: Death Metal soundtrack, executive produced by Tyler bates. The new track features rising vocals over dark instrumentals, building a distinctive sound universe with contrast. HEALTH Jake Duzsik argues that Batman is a natural partner of the group. “the Batman the world is very existential, and it’s distinctive [from] other comic book universes, ”explains Duzsik. “It fits well with my inclinations as a lyricist.” The soundtrack features a long list of musicians, including Mastodon, Chelsea wolfe and Stand up against.
The influence of glam rock on punk
In his latest list, Stegall turns to the fascinating story linking punk and glam rock. The article highlights the influence of glam pioneers such as David Bowie, New York dolls, Iggy and the Stooges, T. Rex and Alice cooper. Stegall shows not only lines of influence but also the close interplay of stylistic concerns. Basically, punk could well be, as he writes, “post-apocalyptic glam”. If you haven’t heard it yet, be sure to check out the dolls’ eponymous album. For my money, this is one of the best albums on the New York scene of the 1970s. Don’t sleep on our list of LGBTQIA + punk artists, Is. The feature shows the centrality of artists such as Jayne County, Division of thought, Laura jane grace and Strawberry from the Cher in the past, present and future of punk.