Panic! At The Disco lead year-end Alternative Press poster special issue
Brendon Urie had a pretty amazing year, selling out arenas and hobnobbing with the world’s biggest pop star (the one whose name rhymes with Whaler Drift). So we decided to be the cherry on his 2019 psychic sundae by putting Panic! At The Disco on the cover of The Poster Issue.
Now as much as we love ol’ B-eyes, there’s a bigger backstory at play here. We here at AltPress read every single compliment, criticism, cheerful suggestion and pointed shade-throw you send our way. Really. But the one subject that comes up continuously is a demand for more posters. Whether you hang them on walls or cover them in clear packing tape to make your notebooks and journals look more interesting, the need for posters to represent your personal cultural emissaries never diminishes. We hear you loud and clear.
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That’s why we compiled The Poster Issue. Featuring images of your favorite bands (as well as some we hope you’ll get around to catching up with next year), this 68-page collection is our seasonal contribution in the hopes that all of our readers have something to cherish all year round.
From the suave and sweet Panic! At The Disco to the sonic sorcery of SeeYouSpaceCowboy and all the realms in between, The Poster Issue has something for everyone. We’re featuring the best bands from the past decade while looking forward to the ones who will continue to rise in 2020. From genre-defining avatars (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot) to contemporary staples (Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, All Time Low, PVRIS) and next-gen movers and shakers (iDKHOW, Poppy, Sharptooth, YUNGBLUD) and so many more bands we could stuff between multiple sets of parentheses, The Poster Issue is a celebration of music and the personalities who make it so alluring.
In addition, The Poster Issue sums up the last decade of AP as we ready ourselves for our 35th anniversary. Rest assured: This isn’t some “out with the old, in with the new” trip. This is about evolution, the same way your fave bands keep things fresh so they can continue to soundtrack your world.
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We’ve also made fan friendliness a utility concern, as well. We worked to make it easier for you to remove your favorite pages from The Poster Issue with minimum hassle. So whether you’re getting one to wallpaper your life or multiple copies to roll up and stuff in your besties’ fireplace stockings, The Poster Issue is a fanatic-friendly piece of AP history, marking our gratitude to you for supporting us for the last 10 years.
We’re pretty sure this is the concise collection of a window of rock history you’ve been looking for right here. Thanks for being with AP on this journey. Now then, who’s got the tape dispenser?