Paramore Saosin Boys Like Girls Polar Bear Club Chiodos Anberlin Converge Moneen

#255 – February 2010

IN THE RAG>>>

PARAMORE
The last few years in Paramore’s world were spent hard at work on the road, in the studio and under the microscope of fans and critics. With a stellar new album and a tight live show, the only thing they need to work on now is their friendship.

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BOYS LIKE GIRLS

Given their singer’s perfectionist tendencies, the banner wrapped around BLG’s coat of arms should read, “We will push no pop before its time.” (Can anyone write that in Latin?)

POLAR BEAR CLUB
These five friends were perfectly happy working normal jobs and playing neighborhood gigs on weekends. Then the world intervened.

SAOSIN
While making their latest album, the SoCal quintet learned in no uncertain terms that what doesn’t kill you does indeed make you rock harder.

SPECIALS >>>
NOISE ON THE SIDE 2009

Our annual nod to the sonic extracurricular activities of your favorite bands includes the rockin’ seven-piston engine known as ISLES AND GLACIERS, and the plaintive honesty of ANCHOR & BRAILLE, as well as a rundown of projects from members of CONVERGE, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, RA RA RIOT, MONEEN, STORY OF THE YEAR, THE CHARIOT and ALEXISONFIRE.

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INCOMING

WIRETAPPING
OP-ED:
Andrew Reitz of Greenvans
AP POLL
NEW RELEASES & IN THE STUDIO

AP:DIY
Featuring advice and inside information from STREET DOGS, DANCE GAVIN DANCE and more.

AP RECOMMENDS
fun., EMMURE, BROADWAY CALLS and more.

AP STYLE

SCREENING
Starring JOHNNY SIMMONS

REVIEWS
THE AP RECORD STORE is fully stocked for the fall rush, with reviews of new releases from EVERY TIME I DIE, MONEEN, CHUCK RAGAN, SHADOWS FALL, OWEN, MONSTERS OF FOLK, SAOSIN, PARAMORE, POLAR BEAR CLUB, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, FRANK TURNER, LOVEHATEHERO, VEDERA and more.

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