Featured PWR BTTM stories

It’s Hard Not to Feel Cynical About PWR BTTM

Just weeks after being hailed as, to quote one headline, "America's Next Great Rock Band," the music of queer rock duo PWR BTTM is close to being erased…
Jordan Sargent / May 16, 2017

PWR BTTM Address Allegations of Abuse By Lead Singer Ben Hopkins

This afternoon, the queer punk band PWR BTTM released a statement addressing allegations of abuse by lead singer Ben Hopkins that had begun to circulate…
Jordan Sargent / May 11, 2017

New Music: Nothing – “Spell”

Philadelphia-based indie rock outfit Nothing has released a new track for Our First 100 Days, the ongoing compilation of music protesting Donald Trump.  The appropriately melancholy…
Emma May / March 16, 2017

More PWR BTTM stories

PWR BTTM Briefly Resurfaces on Twitter

Six months after a sexual assault allegation against lead singer Ben Hopkins, indie rock duo PWR BTTM briefly reappeared on Twitter last night. The band's official account, dormant since…
Anna Gaca / November 27, 2017

PWR BTTM’s Debut Album Ugly Cherries Coming Back to Streaming Services

In a statement sent to the press this morning, PR representatives for the disgraced indie rock band PWR BTTM announced that its debut album Ugly Cherries will return…
Jordan Sargent / June 13, 2017

PWR BTTM Release Statements Regarding Sexual Assault Allegations: “We Want Nothing More Than to Be Back Performing Together Soon”

Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce, the members of PWR BTTM, have each released separate statements, as well as a joint statement, responding to allegations of sexual…
Anna Gaca / May 18, 2017

PWR BTTM’s Music Pulled From Digital Platforms

Days after being dropped by their record label Polyvinyl, PWR BTTM’s new album Pageant has been removed from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Apple Music, and…
Taylor Berman / May 16, 2017

Report: PWR BTTM To Cancel Upcoming Tour

According to Pitchfork, PWR BTTM—which has been embroiled in scandal since lead singer Ben Hopkins was accused of sexual abuse last week—will soon announce the…
Jordan Sargent / May 15, 2017

PWR BTTM Dropped by Label Following Sexual Assault Allegations

In the wake of multiple accusations of sexual assault committed by PWR BTTM lead singer Ben Hopkins, Polyvinyl Records has stopped selling and promoting the…
Taylor Berman / May 13, 2017

Report: PWR BTTM Singer Ben Hopkins Accused of Multiple Sexual Assaults By Fan

Yesterday, the New York-based queer punk band PWR BTTM posted a letter on Facebook, reacting to allegations of improper behavior by its lead singer Ben Hopkins.
Jordan Sargent / May 12, 2017

PWR BTTM Cancel NYC Record Release Show Following Abuse Allegations

PWR BTTM's new record, Pageant, is out today. Yesterday, allegations of abuse by lead singer Ben Hopkins led the band to release a statement responding to the claims. Now, the…
Rob Arcand / May 12, 2017


PWR BTTM are getting ready to release their new album Pageant in May. So far, we've heard two new songs, "Big Beautiful Day" and "Answer My…
Geena Kloeppel / April 10, 2017

Video: PWR BTTM – “Answer My Text”

PWR BTTM have released a new video for their angst-y anthem "Answer My Text," a single off of their upcoming sophomore album Pageant. It features…
Geena Kloeppel / March 28, 2017

New Music: PWR BTTM – “Answer My Text”

PWR BTTM have released the second single from their upcoming sophomore album, Pageant. "Answer My Text" pits teen angst against the perils of technology, a response to the mind-games of…
Geena Kloeppel / March 7, 2017

Priests, Downtown Boys, Screaming Females, More Sign Open Letter Regarding SXSW’s Deportation Clause

Dozens of bands and musicians have signed an open letter directed to the organizers of SXSW, demanding that the festival remove clauses from its contract regarding deportation…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017
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