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This Haunts Me: When Punk Went Crunk

To reflect back on this shudder-inducing album is to discover a laundry list of issues, the most prominent issue being that most of the covers on this compilation aren't even Crunk music.

Punk Goes Crunk

It was fun to be a scene kid in 2008.

It kinda felt like music of all sorts was thriving nationwide. Bands like Say Anything and My Chemical Romance had been household names for a few years now; and Shinedown, Buckcherry, and Staind were all sharing radio time with Natasha Bedingfield and Lil Wayne. Anything seemed possible, and the Punk Goes… compilation series was a testament to that.

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Indie Roundup: Five New Albums to Stream Now

Here's what to listen to this weekend.

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If you're anything like us, you're probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of albums being released on a weekly basis.

Popdust's weekly column, Indie Roundup, finds the five best albums coming out each week so that you don't have to. Every Friday, we'll tell you what's worth listening to that might not already be on your radar.


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Indie Roundup: Five New Releases to Stream Now

Here's what to listen to this week.

If you're anything like us, you're probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of albums being released on a weekly basis.

Popdust's weekly column, Indie Roundup, finds the five best albums coming out each week so that you don't have to. Every Friday, we'll tell you what's worth listening to that might not already be on your radar.

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TikTok Band Tramp Stamps Might Be Industry Plants — But That's Not Why They're Bad

The Nashville punk trio have sparked accusations of being "industry plants." But what's worse is their shallow, misguided idea of feminism.

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Over the past week or so, left-of-center TikTokers can only seem to talk about one thing: a band called Tramp Stamps.

Most of the chatter surrounding the Nashville pop-punk trio is overwhelmingly negative. Tramp Stamps — singer Marisa Maino, guitarist Caroline Baker, and drummer Paige Blue — first emerged on social media in late 2020, steadily sharing an array of masterfully edited photos before releasing their first original song.

Now, with the release of their latest single "I'd Rather Die," Tramp Stamps are getting ruthlessly roasted online for being apparent "industry plants" — simply put, folks are inclined to believe Tramp Stamps formed not over of the members' genuine interests in making music together, but because some industry executives decided they could make lots of money if they manufactured a "feminist punk" band.

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Queer Punk Band 8 Inch Betsy Release Acerbic, Triumphant LP "The Mean Days"

"The Mean Days" finally received a digital release this week.

8 Inch Betsy

The band 8 Inch Betsy just released The Mean Days, an LP comprised of acerbic punk anthems and shadowed by grief.

The band's lead singer and primary songwriter, Meghan Galbraith, passed away in January 2015 after a prolonged illness. Mean Days, which was released shortly after her death andis finally being issued digitally, is Galbraith's last studio album. It's a deeply bittersweet tribute to an extraordinary and impactful life.

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Every interview and tribute conducted with people who knew Galbraith seems to be filled with adoration for her—not only for her talent, but for who she was and the way she made people around her feel.

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If you haven't already heard of Kate Klein, it's time to change that.

Kate Klein is a multi-instrumental singer-songwriter who spends her time between LA and London. She makes music that perfectly describes the identity crisis of the modern young person. On the one hand, the young people of today are dealing with massive existential threats like climate change, while on the other, they're dealing with the personal turmoil of figuring out their identities and love lives.

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