Friday, September 30, 2011

Tweets of the Week

Wanna know what people are saying about AE? Every Friday we are going to bring you the best tweets of the week so you're in the know!

Do you want your 140 characters on 'Tweets of the Week'? Make sure you are following us on Twitter! @american_eagle

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Holiday Photo Shoot

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at an AE photo shoot? Then it's your lucky day because we are bringing you some exclusive photos from our holiday photo shoot! Get a sneak peek at some new merchandise, our photo studio staff, and of course, the models!

Photo studio staff looks over Rodrigo's photos

Playing in fake snow.

Props and merchandise for Holiday 2011.

Looks for the photo shoot.

Rodrigo spinning some beats.

Thursday Pick: 'Running Up That Hill (Make a Deal With God)'

Our Thursday Personal Pick is from Samantha Feld Samuelson at Filter Magazine. Samantha celebrated her wedding last weekend and is currently on her honeymoon. Congratulations, Samantha!

Today’s pick is inspired by my first dance at my wedding last weekend. I’ve always had a serious obsession with The Chromatics and the sultry voice of the lead singer. Nothing tops their cover of Bruce Springstein’s I’m On Fire…except for maybe their cover of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill (Make A Deal With God).

Check out this live version from the Italians Do It Better showcase in San Francisco:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How to Wear It: BC Footwear

We love BC Footwear. Their West Coast cool vibe and classic silhouettes make the perfect finishing touch for any outfit. BC Footwear complements the classic American style of AE so they put together five looks using BC shoes and AE clothes for any occasion.

Look One: Everyday Wear

AE Presents Everyday wear

Look Two: Earth Tones

AE Presents Earth Tones

Look Three: Florals and Shearling

AE Presents Florals and Shearling

Look Four: Textures, Prints and Color Pop

AE Presents Textures, prints and color pop

Look Five: Navy and Chocolate

AE presents Navy and Chocolate

New Video from James Pants “Clouds Over The Pacific”

James Pants has been a drummer for most of his life (and a virtuoso jazz drummer at that). The scene that inspires James Pants exists solely in his head, and sometimes David Lynch's. Both men have spent plenty of time living in Spokane, Washington, and found muse in a fictional television town a few miles east. "It's that Twin Peaks sound," James Pants says of his Self-Titled LP also known as The Red Album. "More noise and wailing guitars." The album was released May 3rd, 2011 through Stones Throw. In celebration of the new LP James Pants has dropped a music video for album cut "Clouds Over The Pacific" at Gorilla vs. Bear and Altered Zones today, directed by the proprietor of celestial visuals and one of the founders of New Age music, Iasos.


08/16 @ Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
08/17 @ Clift Hotel - San Francisco, CA
08/19 @ Direct to Disc - Los Angeles, CA w/ Dam Funk and Steve Arrington
08/20 @ Mondrian Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
08/23 @ WFMU Radio - New York, NY
08/23 @ Other Music - New York, NY

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Where Has Your AE Been? Argentina & Thailand

My name is Cassie and I am on the Social Media Marketing team at American Eagle in Pittsburgh. Traveling is my second love after fashion and social media. I have worked for American Eagle for almost 5 years in some capacity or the other (store associate, visual lab store associate, and now, in the marketing department!) so my wardrobe is comprised heavily of American Eagle and Aerie!

I've traveled to over 20 countries and studied abroad twice, so my AE has seen a lot of parts of the world. Since this is our inaugural 'Where Has Your AE Been?', I thought I would share some examples with you!

This first picture was taken at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, where the royal family of Thailand lives. This picture was taken in April 2009 when I was on spring break from my university in Hong Kong. I'm wearing a black American Eagle dress that was honestly, probably from 2007 when I started working at an AE store.

This second picture is from a town near Buenos Aires, Argentina, called Tigre. Jaguars were hunted there early in Tigre's history, thus how it got it's name. Tigre is a weekend-getaway spot for many people in Buenos Aires because it is along a river and has an amazing open market. I was in Argentina in May and June of 2009 visiting my roommate, who had also studied abroad in the Spring of 2009. I'm wearing AE Skinny Jeans in Authentic Light Wash, which have been all over the world with me and still hang in my closet in Pittsburgh today.

Have you taken your AE around the world too? Let us know! Submit your picture to and you may be featured in next week's 'Where Has Your AE Been?'!

Wilco’s The Whole Love is Out Today!

After seven studio albums, various collaborations and countless days on the road over the past 15 years, Wilco tried something new before starting work on its eighth record, The Whole Love: The Chicago band took a vacation. Staying off stage for most of the latter half of 2010 was the longest break from touring that bandleader Jeff Tweedy has had in a career stretching back more than 20 years.

The result is 12 stunning songs that showcase Wilco in a new light, on bold rockers, somber acoustic ballads and punchy pop songs, bookended by the propulsive 7-minute opener “Art of Almost”, and a meditative 12-minute closing track, “One Sunday Morning (song for Jane Smiley’s boyfriend).”

Tweddy produced The Whole Love with Sanson and Tom Schick (Rufus Wainwright, Norah Jones, Ryan Adams). The singer describes a deeply collaborative process as the musicians worked together to shape Tweedy’s songs into reflections of their considerable talents.

Born Alone

Purchase The Whole Love on iTunes.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Get Inspired: MOVE

In our new weekly series on Made to Last we’re going to bring you some of things we’ve run across that inspire us.

This amazing video, MOVE, makes us want to travel the world. There is so much to see and so many people out there to meet!

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

M83 - "Hurry Up, We're Waiting"

M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez) will release his epic new double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming on October 18, 2011. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and including contributions from Brad Laner (from 90’s band Medicine) on guitar, Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby, and guest vocalist Zola Jesus, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a double-album journey that takes us to the horizon and introduces us to new landscapes.

M83 fans have the opportunity to hear and download the first single, “Midn City”. The humid, adrenaline-driven dreamlike track is unlike anything we have heard from M83 in the past. “Midnight City” adeptly sweeps you through abandoned concrete streets swimming in broken neon light. Visit the M83 SoundCloud page to check out “Midnight City” and stream the remixes.

Oct. 15 – Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
Oct. 28 – Washington DC – Black Cat
Oct. 29 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
Oct. 30 – Asheville, NC – Moog Fest
Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 1 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
Nov. 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Nov. 4 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 5 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box
Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Nov. 11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Nov. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
Nov. 19 – Montreal, QC – Le S.A.T.
Nov. 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Nov. 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall | |

Friday, September 23, 2011

Minus the Bear 10 Year Anniversary Prize Pack

As you may already know, the indie-alt outfit Minus The Bear will be embarking on a 10-year anniversary tour where they will be performing their 2002 debut full-length, Highly Refined Pirates, in full. Today we get to bring you the news that they will also be reissuing their first EP and LP.

Suicide Squeeze will be reissuing both MTB's debut EP, This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic, and their debut full-length, Highly Refined Pirates, on limited edition vinyl and cassette (yes cassette, as in what you probably have MC Hammer's Please Hammer, Don't Hurt Em' on.

The EP has never been released on vinyl before and their debut LP, which has been out of print for three years, has also never been available on vinyl. Both reissues have been remastered for vinyl by Bernie Grundman (Carol King's Tapestry, Steely Dan's Aja, Michael Jackson's Thriller, Prince's Purple Rain, and Dr. Dre's The Chronic.

Here are the quantities and formats that the reissues will be available in:
The vinyl will be available beyond the ltd. ed. runs, but not as 180 gram.
The cassettes will not be repressed.

Enter to win Minus The Bear’s catalog from Suicide Squeeze

Upcoming tour dates:
4-Oct-11 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
5-Oct-11 Salt Lake City,UT In the Venue
6-Oct-11 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
7-Oct-11 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
8-Oct-11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
10-Oct-11 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
11-Oct-11 Chicago, IL Metro
12-Oct-11 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
13-Oct-11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
14-Oct-11 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
15-Oct-11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
16-Oct-11 Boston, MA Royale NightClub
18-Oct-11 New York, NY Webster Hall
20-Oct-11 Richmond, VA The National
21-Oct-11 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
22-Oct-11 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
23-Oct-11 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
24-Oct-11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Ballroom
25-Oct-11 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
26-Oct-11 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
28-Oct-11 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
29-Oct-11 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
30-Oct-11 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues – Las Vegas
31-Oct-11 Silverlake, CA The Satellite
1-Nov-11 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
2-Nov-11 San Diego, CA SOMA
3-Nov-11 Pomona, CA Glass House
4-Nov-11 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
7-Nov-11 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
8-Nov-11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
11-Nov-11 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market