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Sweet Pill Drops ‘Starchild’ EP And Companion Four-Part Music Video

Sweet Pill has released their Starchild EP via Hopeless Records. To accompany the four tracks, the act has included a 12-minute music video, which showcases each song as a different segment of the life of a young, feminine character. In total, their label debut leaves a saccharine taste with a touch of sadness in the mouth. “I don’t usually write self-deprecating lyrics,” vocalist Zayna Youssef explains. “I found myself feeling the fire in my chest when I would belt something straight forward like, ‘I hate her, that girl in the mirror.’ So I just followed it. There is obviously way… Read more »


Sweet Pill Shares Melancholy New Track “Eternal” Ahead Of EP Release

Sweet Pill is back with one more new single, “Eternal,” ahead of the release of their forthcoming EP Starchild, due out March 15 via Hopeless Records. Pre-orders are available now. The Philadelphia punk quintet made their label debut in 2023 with the EP’s title track, and shortly followed up by the math rock-infused “Chewed Up.” Today, the band showcased the dazzling, melancholy “Eternal.” Check out the new song below. “’Eternal’—this song makes me feel like I’m at home. The music is soft and comfortable but the lyrics still cut like a knife. I remember playing the main riff of this while… Read more »


Sweet Pill Shares New Track “Chewed Up,” Announces ‘Starchild’ EP

Hopeless Records‘ new signees Sweet Pill just launched their new single “Chewed Up,” preceded by label debut “Starchild.” The edgy emo offering is set to appear on the Philadelphia-based band’s forthcoming Starchild EP, due out March 15 via Hopeless Records. Pre-orders are available now. Check out the math rock-infused “Chewed Up” below. “The song ‘Starchild’ is an ode to selling myself short and not valuing my own self-worth,” says lead vocalist Zayna Youssef. “I’m at a time in my life where I find myself ‘people pleasing’ everyone but myself. Then I’m burdened with the pressure of letting everyone down. Ultimately,… Read more »


Jerry Cantrell Delivers Bittersweet, AIC-Heavy Set At Nickelback Gig – Review

Roughly one month after the tragic death of his close friend and former bandmate Layne Staley, Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell returned to the town that made them both famous, and despite the feeling that a big hole existed where his former partner once stood, it was a rocking, if bittersweet, trip back in time. With plenty of classic AIC material in tow, Cantrell took a sparse but enthusiastic audience at Key Arena on Friday back to the halcyon days of the early ’90s – a time of lank hair, big angst and bigger guitars, before the Bizkit and its… Read more »


NOAHFINNCE Covers Waterparks’ “I Miss Having Sex…” For Hopeless Records 30th Anniversary

As Hopeless Records continues to celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year, NOAHFINNCE has covered Waterparks‘ “I Miss Having Sex But at Least I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore.” The track originally appeared on the Awsten Knight-led band’s full-length FANDOM, which was released via Hopeless Records in 2019 and is currently the band’s most streamed single to date.  NOAH’s cover will be featured on the label’s celebratory compilation Hopelessly Devoted To You. The compilation will also boast The Wonder Years’ cover of Thrice’s “Deadbolt” and Point North’s cover of Avenged Sevenfold’s “Unholy Confessions.”  Announcing the release on social media, NOAHFINNCE shares, “THIS… Read more »


The Wonder Years Cover Thrice’s “Deadbolt” For Hopeless Records 30th Anniversary

Hopeless Records is celebrating their 30th birthday with help from their beloved artists. The label just announced that they’re dropping Hopelessly Devoted To You, a compilation album where members of their current roster uniquely reimagine the label’s iconic smash hits. As we wait for more information on an LP release date, Hopeless dropped two thrilling renditions: The Wonder Years covering “Deadbolt” by Thrice and Point North covering “Unholy Confessions” by Avenged Sevenfold. Dan Campbell, lead vocalist of The Wonder Years shares, “I think we are the longest-tenured Hopeless Records artist of all time. It was the label that took a… Read more »


Founding Drummer Of We The Kings, Danny Duncan, Has Parted Ways With The Band

Today, Friday, February 2, Danny Duncan, a founding member of the pop-punk mainstays We The Kings, has announced that he has parted ways with the band.   In a social media post on his Instagram, Duncan shares, “It saddens me to announce that after nearly 20 years, I have decided to part ways with We The Kings. It’s the hardest choice that I’ve ever had to make in my life, but I know in my heart of hearts that this is truly what’s right for me. The life that I have set up in Texas with my family is something that… Read more »

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