Flashback Friday Playlist

This summer, we’ve decided to launch a new music playlist exclusively for our Friday shoppers. We absolutely love a good throwback tune, so much in fact that we’ve decided to create a Flashback Friday playlist! This playlist has everything from TLC to No Doubt to Nirvana and beyond. Check out the full playlist below and be sure to bring your dancing shoes to AEO stores every Friday from here on out.

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4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Arrested Development – Mr Wendal – 2002 – Remaster
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic – 2009 Digital Remaster
Beck – The New Pollution
Better Than Ezra – Good
The Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
Blackstreet – No Diggity (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
Blind Melon – No Rain – 2002 – Remastered
Blink-182 – Dammit
Blink-182 – All The Small Things
Blu Cantrell – Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)
Blues Traveler – Hook
The Breeders – Cannonball
C & C Music Factory – Here We Go, Let’s Rock & Roll
The Cardigans – Lovefool – Radio Edit
Collective Soul – Shine [Radio Edit] (45 Version)
Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
Cracker – Low
The Cranberries – Linger
Crash Test Dummies – Afternoons & Coffeespoons
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) – Radio Mix
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
The Dandy Warhols – We Used To Be Friends
De La Soul – Me, Myself & I
Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Del The Funky Homosapien – Mistadobalina
DJ Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat – Old School Reunion Remix ’96
EMF – Unbelievable – LP – EMF
Eve 6 – Inside Out
Everclear – Santa Monica
Fastball – The Way
Fatboy Slim – Praise You – Radio Edit
Fountains Of Wayne – Radiation Vibe
Garbage – When I Grow Up
Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy
The Goo Goo Dolls – Broadway
Green Day – When I Come Around
Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta
Hole – Celebrity Skin
House Of Pain – Jump Around
Ice Cube – Check Yo Self – feat. Das EFX
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
Jill Sobule – Supermodel
Kris Kross – Jump
Kula Shaker – Hush
The La’s – There She Goes
Len – Steal My Sunshine – Remastered Anniversary Edition
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations
Meat Puppets – Backwater
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
The Muffs – Kids In America
N.W.A. – Express Yourself
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Nirvana – Love Buzz
Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World
No Doubt – Just A Girl
OMC – How Bizarre
Pearl Jam – Alive
The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Lump
The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Video Killed The Radio Star
The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Republica – Ready to Go
Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop
Semisonic – Closing Time
Skee-Lo – I Wish
Smash Mouth – Walkin’ On The Sun
The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground – Nellee Hooper Mix
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Spacehog – In The Meantime
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
The Stone Roses – Fools Gold – Remastered
Stone Temple Pilots – Plush
Sugar Ray – Fly
Supergrass – Alright
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Remastered
TLC – No Scrubs
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
Us3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony – 2004 Digital Remaster
Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun (Remastered Album Version)
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Will Smith – Miami
Wyclef Jean – Gone Till November
Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Give It Away
Oasis- Wonderwall
Beck- Loser
Oops I Did It Again- Britney Spears
NSync- Bye Bye Bye
What a Girl Wants- Christina Aguilera
Say My Name- Destiny’s Child
Crazytown- Butterfly
Usher- U Remind Me
Brandy and Monica- The Boy Is Mine
Come On Over Baby- Christina Aguilera
Hollaback Girl- Gwen Stefani
Cry Me A River- Justin Timberlake

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Music Monday: Aerie’s Midsummer Playlist

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It feels like just yesterday that we were longing for the heat, sun and summer jams. Now it’s almost the middle of the season! Don’t let those pool parties slip away without having the perfect soundtrack to the splashes.

With this selection of tunes, we mixed up fresh new sounds with a few throwbacks for good measure. Get to know some of our favorite power ladies including Charlie XCX with her song “Boom Clap”; Ellie Goulding with “Goodness Gracious” off her hit record Halcyon Days; and “On a Roll” from the dance pop duo, Icona Pop. Also, take note of newcomer, Elle Eyre. We’ve had our eyes, ahem, ears on her for awhile. Trust, her song “Deeper” is an earworm.

We also reached as far back as 1990 to bring you Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison,” ‘cause, let’s face it, that song is timeless. And we jumped forward a whole decade to remember how cool the Dandy Warhols were (and still are) with their song “Bohemian Like You.” Then topped off our trip down memory lane with AlunaGeorge’s cover of “This is How We Do It”.

Go ahead. Slip into your bikini, toss on those sunnies and push play! Listen to our Midsummer Playlist on Spotify here.

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What’s Trending this month? you asked, we tell…

Music with a starter course and a can of paint? Yep, you read that right…

So what’s this all about? First things first: let’s discuss music and how it plays into our everyday lives. Your favorite song that you play over and over again. The song that reminds you of summer nights or your first kiss. The playlist that tells the story of your life. The song that helped you get through your first breakup. If that’s not enough to remind you of the impact that music has on our lives, new research shows that it can impact your food and your personal space too!

How, you ask?

You’re about to move into your new college apartment and the first thing you want to do to claim your space is paint the walls. Now the big question comes into play… how will you choose between that light grey color or the cool mint green?

Kelly-Moore Paints teamed up with researchers at UC Berkeley on The Sound of Color project to help consumers display their feelings through color in their personal space. Check out how they translate music and color correlations into paint palettes!

If you love throwback hits like Nirvana’s Smells like Teen Spirit and want to evoke a sense of nostalgia then light purple is your color. Or maybe Beyoncé’s Crazy In Love has you feeling a little romantic… then swap the purple for pink.

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Check out their Pinterest board for more music and color inspiration

Don’t want to have your feelings on the wall quite yet? Then check out:

(Dis)Play That Song was created by Barcelona-based creative designer Hendrik Hohenstein who developed an app that converts song lyrics into a pattern of graphic elements and color. The project not only allows people to see what their favorite songs look like, but also provides a different medium through which to discover new music.

And to top it all off… studies reveal that sound can affect and even enhance the taste of your food and suggest songs people should play while enjoying them.

Making mac and cheese and need a playlist to go with it?

Supper provides food and drink recipes from notable chefs and mixologists, as well as recommendations for related songs that they curate. Meal recipes come with two playlists: one to listen to while cooking and another to hear when eating.

Would you paint your walls based on your favorite songs? Tell us in the comments below.

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Music Monday: Interview with Aer

For this week’s Music Monday, we called up David von Mering and Carter Schultz of the band Aer to chat about life-changing albums, puppy parties and what kind of jeans they live in. The reggae/hip hoppers just released their first full length album this year and have been on the road a lot. Between the tour bus and the stage, these two have stories to tell. Get to know after the jump!

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AEO:  People usually want to know what any artist’s influences are. But we’re going to make you narrow that down to the one album that truly affected your path in music.

David:  Californication by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Carter:  For me, I’d say, The Mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi” by Kid Cudi. It just opened my eyes to the possibilities of genre melding.

AEO:  Being a musician means traveling to a lot of different cities and playing to a lot of different crowds. Which place was your favorite and why?

David:  Dallas, because the crowd showed way too much love for us not being from there.

Carter:  We should say Boston, ‘cause that’s our most love. But besides that, Dallas. Just to clear that up.

AEO:  Where was your first show together and what was it like?

Carter:  The first show we ever played together, we were on Newbury street. My older brother was running a pop up shop on Newbury St, he was selling backpacks. And they were having a launch party one Friday night. So there was probably about 40 people there. And we set up two speakers, plugged in our laptops, pressed play on the instrumentals and performed in front of 40 people there at the party.

So it was awkward. It was fun. It was an icebreaker. And it was definitely a learning experience.

David:  It was a pretty embarrassing, but also like, groundbreaking moment. I’ll never forget that experience

AEO:  If you could bring just three things on tour, other than your equipment, what would they be?

David:  C lean socks. Chapstick. Probably like, I dunno, my money. Yeah, my identity and my money, I guess.

Carter:  Metal chopsticks. Fresh shorts. And my mini plastic skateboard.

AEO:  Anyone who’s seen any movies about rock bands knows that the tour bus can be like an extension of a wild backstage party or a place for band antics. Tell us the craziest or funniest tour bus story to date…

Aer:  After some shows, depending on how we feel, we’ll have a party on the bus afterward. And one night we decided to have a party, and we had a bunch of people on the bus. And this one girl was like, hold on, I’ll be right back. She left, and when she came back she had four puppies with her and she just let them loose on the bus and everyone just lost their minds.

AEO:  Describe a day in your life in five words.

Aer:  Always trying to move forward.

AEO:  At AEO, we love our denim. What’s your favorite fit or wash and how do you style them?

Carter:  Dave, I’d say you’re like a regular fit. And I go for more of that slimmer fit. Preferably, in terms of wash, I like it to be like darker jeans and maybe like waxed. And I don’t like to cuff unless the cuff has something cuff-worthy like sometimes the denim will have a funky patterned cuff. So I’ll cuff that. I really love jeans that just fit really well that you fall in love with and are like, damn, these were made for my body.

AEO:  Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper?

David:  Dr. Pepper

Carter:  Dr. Pepper

AEO:  Saturday or Sunday?

David:  Saturday

Carter:  Saturday

AEO:  Scrambled or fried?

David:  If he’s making them, scrambled. If I’m making them, fried.

Carter:  Depends on my mood.

AEO:  T-shirts or tanks?

David:  T-shirts

Carter:  T-shirts

AEO:  Sweet or Savory?

David:  Sweet

Carter:  Savory

AEO:  Stones or Beatles?

David:  Beatles

Carter:  Beatles

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7 things we love…

Welcome to this week’s edition of 7 Things We Love! Get inspired by all the things inspiring US right now, from what we’re reading and eating to what we’re wearing and listening to. Let us know what you think about our picks in the comments—and give us yours, too!

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WHAT WE’RE WEARING: MUSCLE TEES
Summer’s hottest tops are a little rock ‘n roll inspired (and a whole lot of awesome). Right now we’re especially loving this Muscle T-Shirt from our brand-new Don’t Ask Why collection, which fuses the effortless street style of New York, L.A. and Milan with festival-inspired edge.Wear it with soft shorties, like we’ve styled it here, or try it with jeggings or a maxi skirt.

WHAT WE’RE EATING: GRILLED STRAWBERRY PARFAIT
Did you know that grilling and roasting fruit helps bring out its natural sweetness? Well, it does… and right now we’re obsessed with adding grilled strawberries to Greek yogurt and granola for a healthy yet totally sweet treat.

WHAT WE’RE READING: THE GIVER BY LOIS LOWRY
Whether this was/is required reading for you in school or you just pick it up for fun, this book is a must-read. Lowry’s book was at the forefront of the YA dystopic craze, and for good reason… her story centers around Jonas, who lives in a community in the future where everything has become controlled to the point of Sameness. After receiving the position of The Receiver for the community, Jonas goes on a gripping path of self discovery. Read the book now before the movie (featuring one of our current #MCMs, Brenton Thwaites) comes out in August.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: GIRL MEETS WORLD
Okay, it hasn’t premiered yet (it starts on June 27). But in the meantime, we’re obsessively watching (and rewatching) the trailer featuring our favorites, Cory and Topanga. (And we might just be watching old episodes of Boy Meets World to get even more excited.) We’re really hoping this show lives up to our expectations.

WHAT WE’RE DOWNLOADING: YOUTUBE CLIPS OF THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
Simply put? Jimmy Fallon is killing it as the new(ish) head of The Tonight Show. We watch every clip he posts on YouTube and laugh uproariously at every one, from his Lip Sync Battle with Emma Stone to the celebrity photobomb he did with Jon Hamm. We can’t wait to see what happens every night.

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: CLUBFEET BY HEARTBREAK FEATURING CHELA
A combination of disco, electronic, electro and synthpop sounds like it might be a little overwhelming… but in the case of Heartbreak, the duo of Ali Renault and Sebastian Muravchix, it somehow works. You won’t be able to keep from dancing to the beat of this track, which feels like a mix of 80′s pop with current electro pop.

WHERE WE’RE GOING: SEATTLE
Did you know that Saturday is the longest day of the year? That’s why we’re heading to Seattle, where we’ll have our pick of the Fremont Fair, Solstice Parade and the first ever Solstice Concert Series. We also can’t wait to check out the different boutiques, nightlife and the restaurant scene. Oh, and we’ll probably be picking up a few of our favorite Starbucks lattes.

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Spotted at Bonnaroo in #AEOStyle: Anthony Urbano, Closet Freaks

This past weekend, Menswear blogger Anthony Urbano from Closet Freaks rocked the Bonnaroo festival grounds in #AEOStyle. Check out some of his pics below! Want more Closet Freaks? Shop his look at AE.com and check out his blog here!

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 Shop Anthony’s #AEOStyle:
10.25″ Denim Cutoff Short
Canvas Backpack
Printed Slip-On Sneaker

Did you go to Bonnaroo this past weekend? Tell us what you wore to the festival and what music you were loving in the comments below.

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