16 pop-punk albums from 2001 that you still know front to back

The year is 2001. The middle school bus stops by your house in 10 minutes as you hastily smudge on frosted lip gloss, grab your tattoo choker necklace and add an extra gem to your jeans’ bedazzled pocket. Trucker hats and studded belts are all the rage. In some ways, times are simpler.  Pop punk […]

See Mest vanish into the Upside Down in ‘Stranger Things’-inspired video

It looks like Stranger Things fans aren’t the only ones waiting for the arrival of season 4. On Friday, Mest unveiled an entertaining video for their song inspired by the Netflix series called “The Upside Down.” The song appears on Mest’s latest album Masquerade. Read more: This new horror film features a score from Alexisonfire’s […]

Mest time travel from 1800 to 2020 in new "Masquerade" video–watch

Long-running punk band Mest are promoting their new album, Masquerade, in grand form: by premiering the video for the title track with AltPress today. The clip’s production values dovetail nicely with the passionate punk stance that guitarist/frontman/founder Tony Lovato is known for. “I had the video concept in my head for a while,” he tells […]

Mest meet Kickstarter goal towards new album

Mest reached the funding goal for their new album after asking for support from fans via Kickstarter. Frontman Tony Lovato opened the campaign in late March, specifying that the band wished to stay independent and required some extra funds to release the record in a timely manner. Read more: blink-182 announce epic tour with Lil Wayne, […]

MEST lose control of van in winter conditions, offer update

While on tour with Reel Big Fish, MEST were involved in a car accident due to weather conditions while on their way to Fargo from Missoula, Montana. However, all members of the pop-punk band don’t appear to have any serious injuries. Luckily, the accident did not involve any other drivers. Additionally, the band’s trailer popped […]

Warped Tour adds another special surprise guest on select date

Another special guest has been added to one date on Warped Tour. Mest will be performing at the Tinley Park, Illinois, (7/21) stop of Warped Tour on the Journey’s Right Foot Stage. The band broke up in 2006, but got back together in recent years to perform many shows. Read more: Twenty One Pilots billboards pop […]

MEST debut buoyant acoustic rendition of "Paradise"—listen

[Photo by: @offciallytherealjeffjanke]  MEST's frontman Tony Lovato has released an acoustic version of the band's favored track, “Paradise,” off his forthcoming record, Broken Down II.  Read more: Travis Barker and a scarily talented drummer collab on ‘Purge’ track Broken Down II is an acoustic record that features Lovato perfoming fan favorites from the MEST catalogue, and will be […]

APTV Sessions: Mest - "Jaded"

In this APTV Sessions video, Mest performs one of their most well-known songs, “Jaded,” in acoustic form. Watch the four guitarists strum and singer Tony Lovato belt out the lyrics. Like and subscribe for more APTV Sessions! Audio: Rob Ortenzi

How would things be if Tony Lovato (Mest, London Falling) ruled the world?

In this episode of APTV's If I Ruled The World, Tony Lovato (Mest, London Falling) discusses how the world would change if he was in charge. Lovato would create a national holiday for parent nap day; he talks about raising his son and how tiring it is, and how he wants a day where he […]

APTV Sessions: Mest - "Lost, Broken, Confused"

For this acoustic weekend, we have a MEST double-header, yesterday with “Rooftops,” and today with “Lost, Broken, Confused.” In case you missed it, Mest frontman Tony Lovato recently unvieled a new song by his band London Falling on AltPress! Check it out and let us know what you think! Subscribe for new acoustic videos every […]

APTV Sessions: Mest - "Rooftops"

For this acoustic weekend, we have a MEST double-header, starting with “Rooftops,” then “Lost, Broken, Confused.” In case you missed it, Mest frontman Tony Lovato recently unvieled a new song by his band London Falling on AltPress! Check it out and let us know what you think! Subscribe for new acoustic videos every weekend!   […]

Get the first listen of London Falling (ft. members of Mest, Falling In Reverse)

London Falling, the new project from Mest frontman Tony Lovato, gave AP the first listen to their first single, “Nightmare,” before it goes on digital sale tomorrow. Lovato worked with bassist Ronnie Ficarro (Falling In Reverse, ex-I Am Ghost) on the song, which is about a friend he made over a summer with some influence […]

10 Essential John Feldmann Productions

There's no denying John Feldmann has transformed the punk scene in ways few others can claim. With combined album sales of more than 34 million, the Goldfinger frontman and producer du jour is a truly unrivaled musician and mentor to young acts. We took a trip through his musical past! This “10 Essential” originally ran […]

Hawthorne Heights, Mest, Ataris announce Three Headed Monstour

Hawthorne Heights has announced they will celebrate 10 years of If Only You Were Lonely by playing the album in full on tour with Mest and The Ataris. Supporting acts Handguns and London Falling will join the trio of bands on the Three Headed Monstour. A list of tour dates and limited VIP upgrade packages […]

“I never thought we’d be on the same stage together again”—Tony Lovato talks Mest reunion

It’s been nearly 10 years since pop-punk staples Mest called it quits with a blog post on their Myspace page (those were the days, weren’t they?). Since then, the members have gone on to various other projects, reuniting briefly for 2013’s Not What You Expected, an album that featured singer Tony Lovato as the sole […]

13 Artists Who Totally Rocked Green Hair

With St. Patrick’s Day looming bright green and near, you might be thinking of ways to style yourself for the occasion so that you don’t get mercilessly inundated with pinches for the day. If you’re like me and own very few articles of clothing that aren’t a shade of black, let alone green, you may […]

Song Premiere: Mest, "Goodbyes"

Last week, we unveiled Mest's new music video for “Radio (Something To Believe)” on APTV, and you were so excited to see the band back in action that we decided to bring you another new song from their new free-download album, Not What You Expected.  “Goodbyes,” which you can stream below is the second track they're offering […]

Video Premiere: Mest, "Radio (Something To Believe)"

In their Saved By The Bell-inspired video for “Radio (Something To Believe),” Mest recruit Tom Denney (ex-A Day To Remember) and unleash the first of the new songs released from their new, free album Not What You Expected. You can download this song now via Mest's official website. The band are giving away one song […]

A Day To Remember's Jeremy McKinnon to guest on new Mest song

A Day To Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon will make an appearance on a new Mest song, as the tweet from Mest singer Tony Lovato indicates. Read it below. @jeremymckinnon hope I get to see you guys in LA. Stoked for the new record. Doing a Mest video for the song you did a little cameo […]

Mest release "Almost" video

Mest has released a new video for their new single “Almost.” Check it out below. The band will be on tour with Escape The Fate and Attack Attack! later this year.

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