Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Where Has Your AE Been - Germany & France

Holly B., her husband, and her daughter Hailey are stationed in Germany with the Army. Holly loves to order AE clothes online for the entire family, including 77kids clothes for Hailey.

In August, the family traveled to Paris to celebrate Holly's parents 40th wedding anniversary. Hailey is wearing her 77kids hoodie by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

In the above photo, Hailey is wearing her 77kids hoodie and her Dad is wearing a shirt from American Eagle at the Heidelberg Castle in Heidelberg.

Do you always pack AE when you travel? Share your photos by e-mailing them to social@ae.com and you may be featured on our blog.

Download 'Amorphous Music Mixtape Vol.7'


Bassnectar just dropped his latest freestyle session 'Amorphous Music Mixtape Vol. 7' after selling out nearly all presale tickets for his upcoming VAVA VOOM Spring Tour.  Check out the tracklist and spring tour dates below:

Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (Bassnectar Remix) 
Bassnectar - Wildstyle [live edit]
Futurebound - Blind Cobblers Thumb (Giz-roc edit) 
DC Breaks - The More I Want (Bassnectar edit)
BLUR - Song 2 (Bassnectar Remix) 
Bassnectar & Jantsen - Red Step 
NastyNasty - The Goalie (Bassnectar Remix) 
Foamo - Centavo [live edit] 
Bassnectar vs Mochipet - Sloppy Face 
Shotgun Radio - A Bad Place Ft. Mimi Page (Minnesota Remix) 
MyBack - Blomman
Little Jinder - Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix) 
Bassnectar - Underwater  

 *   3/02 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
 *   3/03 Las Vegas, NV Rain
 *   3/04 Avon, CO Snowball Festival
 *   3/25 Miami, FL Ultra Music Festival
 *   3/31 - 4/01 Santiago, Chile Lollapalooza Chile
 *   4/07 - 4/08 Sao Paolo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brasil
 *   4/11 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
 *   4/12 Kansas City, MO The Midland
 *   4/13 Madison, WI Exhibition Hall @ Alliant Energy Center
 *   4/14 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
 *   4/17 Burlington, VT Memorial Auditorium
 *   4/18 Boston, MA House of Blues
 *   4/19 Boston, MA House of Blues
 *   4/20 Philadelphia, PA BASS CENTER V The Liacouras Center
 *   4/21 Rochester, NY Rochester Armory
 *   4/24 Norfolk, VA The NorVA
 *   4/25 Richmond, VA The National
 *   4/26 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
 *   4/27 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
 *   4/28 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium
 *   4/29 Tallahassee, FL The Moon
 *   5/03 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Civic Center
 *   5/04 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
 *   5/10 Blue Lake, CA Blue Lake Casino
 *   5/11 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
 *   5/12 Seattle, WA BASS CENTER VI WaMu Theater

Monday, January 30, 2012

Download 'I Am the Lion King' by PAPA


There's a poetic purity that runs through PAPA’s punk-meets-soul album, A Good Woman is Hard to Find. Singer and drummer Darren Weiss' earnest vibrato often takes on a Springsteen-like growl in its best moments. A Good Woman is Hard to Find is an album as ripe for romance as it is partying. It has moments of aggression and simple bliss, with a classic sense of harmony, melody and style. It’s a modern, rough-and-tumble take on classic soul.

With the help of Weiss' musical partner, friend-since-childhood, bassist Danny Presant, the tracks gain a hip-hop sensibility that separates PAPA from simple revivalists and instead into timeless territory. It's an exacting and revelatory ode to what's wrong with modern romance but what won't stop one from giving it another go.

Download the MP3 for “I Am The Lion King (St. Lucia Remix)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tweets of the Week

 Check out our favorite Tweets to American Eagle!

Tweet @american_eagle and you may see your Tweet on our blog, too!

Enter to Win a CD Prize Pack from Mute

Win a CD prize pack from Mute

Enter for your chance to win a CD prize pack from Mute including releases from Apparat, Big Deal, SCUM, and Beth Jeans Houghton. The indie label is responsible for incredible releases including M83, Goldfrapp, Junip, The Knife and Moby. We highly suggest entering for a taste of their other offerings.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Behind the Lens: Rodrigo Calazans

We had the chance to meet with Rodrigo Calazans, Brazilian eye candy and the current male face of American Eagle. And yes, he is even cuter in person!

Rodrigo Calazans

You were featured on an episode of Brazil’s Next Top Model. What was that experience like?
Rodrigo was on the ‘male model’ episode of Brazil’s Next Top Model. The girls had to pose in a bed with him.
It was a different thing. It was something I’ve never done. [The girls] were like “Oh my God my boyfriend!”

How do you spend your free time?
I get my camera and take pictures. I also play Capoeira which is a mix of music and martial arts. And foot volley – it is like volleyball but with feet.

What job would you do if you weren’t modeling?
I would  be trying to play soccer professionally or an engineer. I went to college in New Jersey to play soccer, but then started modeling.

What is the best thing about modeling for AE?
Everything! You are around amazing people. You feel at home. The pictures you see are real and true. That’s how we feel when we are shooting them.

What is the coolest place your job has taken you?
Alaska for the Holiday shoot. Fishing salmon was amazing. I caught two. We cooked dinner with the fish everyone caught and ate them.

What would you take a girl to do on a first date?
I’m not very romantic in the beginning. In Brazil we usually go to the beach for the nice sunsets. Depends on the mood.

What was the most fun part of the Spring shoot in Palm Springs?
We would do karaoke at night. I sang ‘Billy Jean’ by Michael Jackson.

What are your favorite items from Spring?
The shorts and the board shorts. I used to wear them a lot in Brazil.

Rodrigo is not only an eye-grabbing AE model, but also an aspiring photographer. Visit his Tumblr to see his pictures.

Fanfarlo: Live Sessions

New album, Rooms Filled With Light, available February 28th (Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records).

Fanfarlo will unveil a handful of new live sessions in the weeks leading up to the release of Rooms Filled With Light. Check out the first live session for “Shiny Things”:

Fanfarlo On Tour:
Mar 05: Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
Mar 06: New York, NY - Webster Hall
Mar 07: Washington, DC - U St. Music Hall
Mar 08: Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Mar 09: Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Mar 10: Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
Mar 13: Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
Mar 14: Dallas, TX - The Loft
Mar 19: St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Mar 20: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Mar 22: Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Mar 23: Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig
Mar 24: Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Mar 25: Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
Mar 27: Columbus, OH - Skully’s
Mar 28: Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Mar 29: Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Mar 31: Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
Apr 01: Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
Apr 03: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Apr 05: Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Apr 06: Boise, ID - Neurolux
Apr 07: Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Apr 09: Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore
Apr 10: Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
Apr 15: Indio, CA - Coachella
Apr 17: San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
Apr 22: Indio, CA - Coachella

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How to Wear It: Super Bowl Looks

Support your team in style during this year's Super Bowl with our new NFL collection.

Look One: Girly Giants Girl

Women’s Look: Girly Giants Girl

Rock our New York Giants hoodie with your favorite pair of skinny jeans. Match yours with a lacy tank and fringed Minnetonka boots for a winning look.

Look Two: Pretty in Patriots

Women’s Look: Pretty in Patriots

Add a little color without sacrificing the style of the New England Patriots Graphic T with our open-stitch cardigan. AE Artist Jeans always look great with heels - the side-zip bootie is a perfect match.

Look Three: Giants Guy

Men’s Look: Giants Guy

Wear the New York Giants Graphic T with a pair of AE Low Rise Bootcut Jeans for a casual and comfy look. Pop open your game day libations with the AEO Bottle Opener Cuff.

Look Three: Proud Patriot

Men’s Look: Proud Patriot

Sport the New England Prep look with the Patriots Hoodie and a pair of AE Slim Khakis. The look isn't complete without a pair of leather boat shoes.

Ladyhawke is back! Listen to “Black White and Blue”

'Black White & Blue', The first single off Ladyhawke's forthcoming sophomore album 'ANXIETY', is now available for you to hear.

Stay tuned for forthcoming 'Black White & Blue' remixes by The Big Pink, Nile Delta, and Punks Jump Up. 'Anxiety' will be out in the US on March 27th via Casablanca Records.

1. Girl Like Me
2. Sunday Drive
3. Black, White & Blue
4. Vaccine
5. Blue Eyes
6. Vanity
7. The Quick & The Dead
8. Anxiety
9. Cellophane
10. Gone Gone Gone

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Music: "Colours" by Young Liars

Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of Vancouver’s indie rock sensation, Young Liars. You may already recognize the band from our in-store programs, we’ve been fans of theirs for a few years and we’re so excited to see that the band is getting a proper release.

Comprised of five multi-instrumentalists, Young Liars deftly experiments with synth-pop, electronic and indie rock to create catchy indie pop hooks. Revered as an integral part of the local soundscape, the quintet’s compelling style has set them apart from indie rockers of the same flavor with driving, layered and thoughtful arrangements.

“Colours” is a proper introduction to the band, as they prepare to release their full-length debut in 2012. Check out the new video for the song below, we love it!

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Watch Young Liars on Youtube

Where Has Your AE Been - South Africa

Courtney J., an American Eagle sales associate from Texas, studied abroad during Summer 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. While in South Africa, Courtney volunteered at Ubuntu Africa, a center for children with HIV in the township of Khayelitsha. 

Courtney is wearing her AE Skinny Jeans and Western Button-up from Back to School 2010.

Courtney poses with one of the residents of the orphanage.

Do you want your travel photos rocking AE on ‘Made to Last?’ Send your pictures to social@ae.com.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Get Inspired: Our Favorite Quotes

Today, we felt like we needed a little extra motivation to start the week. Our friends at Aerie love their Wednesday Wisdom quotes and we wanted to share some of our favorite inspirational phrases with you.


Download "Back to You" by WATERS


Following winter dates supporting Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, WATERS has announced a lengthy new run of spring tour dates supporting Delta Spirit. WATERS – whose debut LP Out In The Light was released in September via TBD Records – is offering a free download for “Back To You” to AE fans.

WATERS tour dates:

MAR. 14-17    AUSTIN, TX                     SXSW
MAR. 20        ST. LOUIS, MO                  THE OLD ROCK HOUSE*
MAR. 22        MILWAUKEE, WI              TURNER HALL*
MAR. 23        CHICAGO, IL                    METRO*
MAR. 27        BOSTON, MA                    PARADISE ROCK CLUB*
MAR. 29        NEW YORK, NY               WEBSTER HALL*
MAR. 31        WASHINGTON, DC          9:30 CLUB*
APR. 3         CARRBORO, NC                 CAT’S CRADLE*
APR. 4         ASHEVILLE, NC                 GREY EAGLE TAVERN*
APR. 6         NASHVILLE, TN                 CANNERY BALLROOM*
APR. 7         ATLANTA, GA                     THE MASQUERADE (Hell Stage)*
APR. 10        NEW ORLEANS, LA          ONE EYED JACKS*
APR. 12        HOUSTON, TX                   FITZGERALD’S*
APR. 13        AUSTIN, TX                        EMO’S EAST*
APR. 14        DALLAS, TX                       GRANADA THEATRE*
MAY 1          BOULDER, CO                   FOX THEATRE*
MAY 2          BOISE, ID                           THE NEUROLUX*
MAY 4          SEATTLE, WA                    NEUMO’S*
MAY 5          PORTLAND, OR                WONDER BALLROOM*
MAY 6          VANCOUVER, BC             ELECTRIC OWL*
MAY 8          SACRAMENTO, CA         ACE OF SPADES*
MAY 11         LOS ANGELES, CA         THE MUSIC BOX (Henry Fonda Theater)*

* supporting Delta Spirit

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tweets of the Week

We've been celebrating our 100,000 Twitter followers all week! We want to give back the love by sharing our favorite Tweets from this week:


Be sure to follow @american_eagle on Twitter and mention us in your Tweets to get your 15 seconds of fame on our blog!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Video Pick: '#1 in Heaven' by MNDR

New York-via-Bay Area artist MNDR, a.k.a Amanda Warner, released her brand new single “#1 In Heaven” produced by Peter Wade and mixed by Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga) via Ultra Records. The song premiered on Pitchfork HERE,stream it via Soundcloud HERE or watch the video below. Directed by old friend Cody Critcheloe, a.k.a. SSION, the video, inspired by Patty Hearst, attempts to make a political manifesto using different archival footage, animation, and film techniques.

MNDR will release her much anticipated full-length debut album in Summer 2012. “#1 In Heaven” is as irresistible as everything else she’s given us thus far, and the first single since “Cut Me Out.”

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How to Wear It: Now & Later

The weather is warming up and we are ready to ditch our coats and scarves. See how you can take your favorite Spring AE looks into Summer with a few simple changes.

Spring to Summer - Women's Look 1

The first Spring look features two trends: color blocking and colored jeggings. The weather is still cool so long sleeves and pants are necessary to stay warm but you can let a pop of bright color shine through.

Spring to Summer - Women's Look 2

As soon as the thermometer rises above 60 degrees, we're ready for shorts. Pair your favorite denim cut-offs with a sweater for added warmth. We're dying for the weather to turn and rock all of our new Sam Edelman for AEO wedges and sandals!

Now & Later - Women's 2

Lose the sweater from your Spring outfit, add a stack of bracelets, and a pair of Sam Edelman by AEO sandals for another perfect late spring or early summer look!

Spring to Summer - Men's Look 1

Our guys look for Spring features the color blocking trend as well. Guys, don't be afraid of color! We're raving over our AE Slim Khakis.

Spring to Summer - Men's Look 2

You can rock shorts and flip flops and still stay warm - pair them with our favorite zip-up hoodie. Hoodies are especially great for spring because you can ditch them once the day begins to warm up.

Spring to Summer - Men's Look 3

Blue and yellow are an often unexpected combo that look great together. Pair your AE Slim Khakis with a t-shirt for a comfy, So-Cal look.

Spring In-Store Playlist on Rdio

Listen to our AE Spring In-Store Playlist on Rdio! The playlist was guest curated by the college station 91.5 WGRE at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Featured artists include Foster the People, Jason DeRulo, The Black Keys, and Rihanna.

Listen now:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Where Has Your AE Been - Nicaragua

·         Dru M., from Reno, Nevada, traveled to Granada, Nicaragua last spring for a week while studying abroad in Costa Rica. Dru purchased her entire outfit (bag, shorts, sandals, and tank) throughout 2010 at AE. She is also a former AE store associate.

Dru M. in Granada, Nicaragua

Has your AE been somewhere fabulous? Email your photos to social@ae.com and you may be featured on our blog!