Summer’s done. Bummer.

But you can still make the halls a party with these selections. We’ve gathered everything from shirts to guitar straps, bucket hats to backpacks. You can even pick up a pair of AP sneakers! Studying may suck, but take a closer look at these pages—you might learn something sartorial.


MerchNow
Stay Sick Clothing: 
Sleep With Fronz Throw Pillow $20.00

It can be cold and lonely on campus in the fall. Cuddle up and talk about it with Fronz.
(staysickclothing.merchnow.com)


MerchNow
We Came As Romans: Self-Titled Vinyl LP $15.99

Detroit’s own We Came As Romans are back with 10 blistering new tracks on limited red/black splatter vinyl. Late passes not accepted. Get it now! (wcar.merchnow.com)


Splat
Fade Defense $10.35

Difficulty keeping your hair color from fading or worse—washing out completely? Splat Fade Defense will keep your hair looking vibrant! The color defense regimen is composed of three easy steps each loaded with Splat Color Enhancers to keep dyed hair color more vivid.
(Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite-Aid; splathaircolor.com)


Splat
Splat Ombré $10.35

Splat Ombré contains two colors and provides everything you need for the two-color effect in one complete kit. Now people can blend the two colors together easily. This gives the effect of one shade blending into another. It provides a unique and dramatic look that you cannot find with any other hair-coloring system.
(Major chains, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite-Aid, Fred Meyer, Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer; splathaircolor.com)


Rise Records
Safari Bucket Hat $20

Taking a trip through the Sahara? Want to hide from your friends? Can’t keep the sun out of your eyes? Just want to look cool? The Rise Records bucket hat has you covered! (riserecordsstore.com)


Victory Records
Broadside “Struggle’s Worth It” Longsleeve $14.98

Class may be tough, but the struggle’s worth it! Stay posi with your brand new Broadside long-sleeved shirt, which sports lyrics from their latest album Old Bones released this May. As one of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2015,” Broadside know a thing or two about pop punk, so head to Victory Merch and grab your Broadside swag today. (victorymerch.com)


Victory Records
Terror Camo Logo Longsleeve $18

Head back to school with Terror, the leaders of hardcore, sporting their brand new camouflage logo long-sleeved shirt. Pair this true-fan staple piece with gym shorts, leggings or jeans–there’s an infinite number of possibilities. Now, if only stage dives and circle pits were allowed during passing periods… (victorymerch.com)


Hot Topic
NIRVANA SMILEY FACE BACKPACK $29.50

Plenty of room for Nirvana merch—plus a schoolbook or two. Includes padded back and shoulder straps. Come as you are, but make sure you bring this thing with you. (hottopic.com)


Hot Topic
STAR WARS R2-D2 BACKPACK $59.50

So. Bleeping. Cool. Includes padded back and shoulder straps, a reinforced bottom, laptop sleeve and multiple pockets to store stuff. Bonus: It looks just like R2-D2, minus the hard metal exterior. (hottopic.com)


Rise Records
Backpack $30

Heading back to school? Carry your books in a Rise Records logo backpack. The front compartment is the perfect place to store your pencils and tunes! (riserecordsstore.com)


Journeys
JanSport Superbreak Polka Dot Backback $36.00

Connect the dots with the new Superbreak Polka Dot Backpack from JanSport! The Superbreak Polka Dot Backpack sports a front utility pocket with zipper, internal laptop pocket and plenty of compartment space for all of your essentials. (journeys.com)


ARNAR CLOTHING 
Anti-Twerk tee $19.99

Seriously guys, stop twerking. We’re not even gonna say “please.” Moshing is so much better. 
Classic Target tee $19.99
The only shirt you should be wearing to your next show. There’s no room for duds in the pit—everyone’s been warned! (arnarclothing.storenvy.com)


Victory Records
Comeback Kid
Stamp Baseball Tee $19.98

Prepare to wow the halls with the new “Stamp” baseball tee from Comeback Kid, Canada’s pride and joy. Three-quarter length sleeves make it perfect for fall layering with your favorite flannel or zip-up. Black and white never goes out of style, much like Comeback Kid’s legendary hardcore sound, so you can Die Knowing that you have one of the best tees around. (victorymerch.com)


Journeys
DC Pure Skate Gold $64.99

Ante up for the new Pure Skate Shoe from DC! This special edition DC Pure Skate Shoe sports an exclusive colorway available only at Journeys, featuring a black suede and nubuck upper with handsome tweed and gold-tone details. (journeys.com)


Journeys
Adidas Seeley Hemp Athletic Shoe $69.99

An old-school look with a fresh new-school feel, the Seeley from Adidas combines the best of both worlds to make for one sick athletic skate shoe! This Seeley style serves up a low-profile design with hemp uppers and vulcanized construction for flexible traction and board feel. (journeys.com)


Macbeth
Macbeth x Alternative Press Studio Project $65

A festival-head’s dream, the Macbeth x Alternative Press Studio Project shoe will be this season’s must-have. Classic black with contrasting red laces and white Skully, the shoe is constructed of premium vegan leather using water-based adhesives, making it good for the earth and better for your feet. (zappos.com)


Macbeth
James $55

The James is constructed of premium vegan materials, with a cushioned insole and a vulcanized rubber outer sole that are designed to last. Featured in monochromatic shades of red, the Macbeth logo detail on the tongue, heel and outside makes it this season’s baddest back-to-school kick! (zappos.com)


Vratim
The Vratim Drum Shoe
Black and Red, $69.99 
Forest Green, $48.99

Whether you’re an aspiring beginner or a seasoned touring drummer, playing your best is always important. The Vratim Drum Shoe’s thin and gripping sole will help make sure you never miss a beat onstage, in the pit or just jamming after school. (vratim.com)


Ernie Ball
Music Man Stingray 4-Neck Through
$2550 (MSRP)

New for 2015, the latest StingRay offering features an ash
body with 3 piece maple neck through body construction, 21 frets, rosewood fingerboard with 11” radius, and 34” scale length. Electronic packages include a single humbucking pickup (alnico magnets) with 2 band EQ as well as HS and HH pickup configurations (alnico magnets) featuring a new ultra low noise 3 band EQ and 5 way lever pickup selector switch. All configurations are available in 11 finishes and 6 pickguard options. (music-man.com)


Ernie Ball
Ernie Ball Music Man JP 6 
(pictured: “Stealth Charcoal” finish)
$2550 (MSRP)

The JP6 has a basswood body with maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 24 stainless steel frets, 15-inch radius and 25.5-inch scale length. Electronics: Dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups and optional piezo bridge system. Three-way toggle magnetic pickup selector and three-way piezo/magnetic selector switch. Multiple color options available. (music-man.com)


Ernie Ball
Ernie Ball Strings Earthwood $9.25 
Super Slinky $8.50
Slinky Cobalt $17.00 

For over 50 years, Ernie Ball has stayed at the leading edge of guitar string technology. Whether you’re an acoustic enthusiast or a metal riffer, Ernie Ball has a selection for you. Join the likes of Green Day, Slash, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and make the switch today. Famously crafted in Southern California and shaping the sound of 
rock ’n’ roll since 1962. (ernieball.com)


Ernie Ball
Ernie Ball Straps Jacquard $21.99
Polypro $8.50

No matter your budget, size or style, Ernie Ball has the strap to suit your needs. Looking for the No. 1 polypro in the world? Then rock out with the Jacquard, now available in five stylish new designs, featuring embroidered leather ends with durable yet comfortable polypropylene webbing. Don’t trust that guitar or bass to just any strap. (ernieball.com)


Audio-Technica
ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones $169 black or white; dark green $189

A-T now offers its popular ATH-M50X professional monitor headphones with coveted sonic signature and three detachable cables in a limited-edition dark-green model (with brown headband and earpads). (audio-technica.com)


Blackstar 
ID:Core BEAM $279.99 

Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling ID:Core series and compact enough to fit in even the smallest studio space, the ID:Core BEAM takes incredible guitar tone and becomes the central hub for instruments and stunning music playback. Since cords are so 2012, the Beam is equipped with Bluetooth functionality. Within this retro styling are six electric guitar voices (two bass, two acoustic and two acoustic simulators), making this the ultimate in-home musicians amp. And there is plenty of pop in this package, VOX took the incredible audio performance of ID:Core and raised it to another level. (blackstaramps.com)


VOX 
AC10C1 $449.99

Dusting off one of the most coveted amps of the 1960s for the next generation of performers, VOX is proud to reintroduce the AC10C1, providing players with an easy way to enjoy the legendary VOX top boost sound. Equipped with reverb and a master volume, the AC10C1 is the perfect companion for home, studio or stage. (voxamps.com)