Monday, January 31, 2011

Music Pick of the Week: Junip

Junip closed 2010 out with a bang! The Swedish trio, fronted by singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez, pulled in noteworthy accolades at 2010’s year-end. New York Daily News named FIELDS it’s #1 Album of 2010 and Rolling Stone came to Junip’s year-end bash, too, picking “In Every Direction” as #41 on their list of Top 50 tracks for 2010. In fact, Rolling Stone critic, Will Hermes, liked FIELDS so much he named it his #1 album of 2010.

Prefuse 73 is the best-known alias of beat-scrambler Guillermo Scott Herren. Click Here to download the remix of “Always” from Prefuse 73, a track from Junip's album Fields. In addition, we’re giving away the original version so you can compare the two sounds. Enjoy!

Follow Junip here: Website, Myspace, Facebook

Friday, January 28, 2011

Which Spring Break is Right For You?

If you’re the winner of our Follow the Sun Sweepstakes which destination will you choose? Panama City Beach, Los Angeles or San Juan? Read our breakdown of each city to help you make the difficult choice.

Photo Credit: Panama City Beach CVB

Panama City Beach, Florida

This beach town boasts 320 days of sunshine a year and 27 miles of beautiful white sand beaches. After a full day of volleyball, surfing and lounging on the white sand with your friends head to Harpoon Harry’s to fill up on burgers, oysters and all your favorite eats to get ready for the night that lies ahead. Now that you’re full and happy it’s time to head to Club La Vela, THE party spot in Panama City Beach. You’ll dance the night away to hip hop, pop and techno outside on the deck or in one of their 10 themed rooms. Looking for one big party on Spring Break? Then Panama City Beach is for you!

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau

Los Angeles, CA

Want to rub elbows with some of the hottest celebs in some of the hottest clubs? Then head to LA this year for Spring Break! During the day hang out on Venice Beach – the perfect spot to catch some rays and some free entertainment from the fun, weird and wacky performers on the strip. After picking up a new outfit on Rodeo Drive and grabbing a bite to eat at Margarita Cantina it’s time to head to Crimson, one of the best clubs in LA. Just make sure to be on the lookout for paparazzi!

Photo Credit: Puerto Rico Tourism Company

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, the oldest city in America, is full of culture and beautiful scenery. Get in some sightseeing with tours of Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Cathedral de San Juan and then head to Plaza Las Americas for an afternoon of shopping. For the perfect combination of bar, lounge and restaurant try out Blend, consistently ranked among the best bars in the city. At the end of your trip be sure to check out Plaza del Mercado which transforms into an open air block party on Thursday and Friday nights. San Juan is the perfect spot for those seeking culture, fun and relaxation.

Don't forget to enter our Follow the Sun Sweepstakes!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The "It" Jean

Several of our favorite celebs like Emma Roberts, Mila Kunis and Lauren Conrad have been seen out and about in the AE Destroyed Jegging. So stylish for only $50!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Music Pick of the Week: Mackintosh Braun

The Portland-based duo Mackintosh Braun is a formidable pop duo consisting of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, and released their Chop Shop/Atlantic Records' debut, Where We Are in September of 2010. The band’s album transports us, utilizing a sophisticated production with sharp, emotive songwriting, and danceable elements. The ambitious young members find themselves highly drawn to the technical side music, contributing to Portland’s current scene booming with experimentation and singular sonic vision. Considering that Portland is home to bands as varied as the Decemberists, YACHT, and Modest Mouse, there is no more of a quintessentially Portland band than Mackintosh Braun.

To support the single, "Could it Be", the band has created an out-of-this-world video which will take the listener outside of this atmosphere... via an airstream turned rocket ship. In addition, while watching the video, you might just recognize the sleepy ticket taker to be NBC's very own Scott Krinsky - aka Jeff Barnes from the hit television series Chuck.

Since gearing up for their release, Mackintosh Braun has been hitting the marks in the music scene. With song features in popular TV series Grey’s Anatomy, and showcasing their Chop Shop Records/Atlantic Records debut,
Where We Are on, the duo has caught the attention of Associated Press.

We hope you like this track as much as we do. Download the free MP3 here.

Follow Mackintosh Braun here: Official Site, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace

Friday, January 21, 2011

AE Supports TwitChange

American Eagle is helping Super Bowl bound Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu, Kim Kardashian and other celebs with TwitChange, a celebrity charity auction. Check out these photos from the Times Square American Eagle billboard. Proceeds go to Operation Once in a Lifetime, an organization dedicated to helping American soldiers and their families. You can bid to have celebrities follow you on Twitter. The auction runs January 29 – February 5. Visit to learn more.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bring on the Sun Sweepstakes

Want a chance to win a Spring Break trip to one of 3 rockin destinations? Enter our Bring on the Sun Sweepstakes and you could be on your way to paradise!

Now the only question is, what will you pack?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Say Hello to Spring!

Aerie’s collection floats in for spring with soft, vintage-inspired touches that are feminine and flattering, truly layers to love.