WARPED TOUR 2012:
The theme of the 18th annual campaign of the VANS WARPED TOUR is “Music Makes The World New,” based on the Mayan calendar’s proclamation that the world is going to end on Dec. 21, 2012. We have yet to find one person panicking over that prophecy, but that didn’t stop us from waxing apocalyptic and bro-tastic with members of ALL TIME LOW, BLESSTHEFALL, FALLING IN REVERSE, MISS MAY I, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, OF MICE & MEN, PIERCE THE VEIL, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS and WE ARE THE IN CROWD. Plus, we’re picking four bands you should check out on this year’s tour and unveiling a new stage, making this issue as life-affirming as ever.
THE EARLY NOVEMBER
These beloved Jersey boys weathered an unceremonious breakup four years ago. Fortunately, the dual pursuits of music and friendship are stronger than what anybody thought.
The former frontman for Chicago pop-rock outfit the Academy Is... has now taken complete control of his own musical—and personal—destiny.
OP-ED: MxPx frontman MIKE HERRERA
THE AP POLL
Featuring advice and inside information from RISE AGAINST, LOSTPROPHETS, FOR ALL THOSE SLEEPING and more.
THE AP CATALOG
The only thing that separates us from animals is our ability to accessorize.
MIXTAPES, EMPIRES, BAD VEINS and more.
Wouldn’t July-ke some new music? The AP Record Store is not only fully stocked with puns, but with tunes, too, from THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, BARONESS, PASSION PIT, GLASS CLOUD, THE WORD ALIVE, SERJ TANKIAN, VERSE, AESOP ROCK, GOLD MOTEL, PERIPHERY, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, I CALL FIVES, HOUSE OF HEROES and more.
10 ESSENTIAL PREGAP TRACKS
While iTunes is great, it makes it really tough for bands to have a hidden track on their albums. Luckily, there’s still one thing Apple hasn’t figured out how to crack, and that’s pregap tracks on CDs. Take that, technology!