ALTERNATIVE PRESS & RED launch the second AP mini-magazine

Motion City Soundtrack CoverALTERNATIVE PRESS’ latest min-mag (2009 Review/2010 Preview Edition), will be exclusively available in the music department of all Walmart stores on Dec 22 for only $5! This 52 page mini-mag is fresh off the heels of the highly successful “Summer of Rock” min-mag guide, which debuted at #165 on the Billboard Top 200. The double-sided cover features Cartel representing the best rock of 2009 and Motion City Soundtrack representing next year’s new noise.

“We’re so excited to be a part of these mini music magazines with RED,” says Mike Shea, president/founder of AP. “In these difficult financial times during the peak holiday season, they are an innovative way to get a lot of new music into fans’ hands at an affordable price. Since they’re digest-sized, fans automatically have an extremely cool AP stocking stuffer to get for their brothers, sisters or friends.”

Cartel Cover

The new AP Review/Preview mini-mag includes more than 25 exclusive band interviews and reviews, two limited edition cover artist rubber bracelets and a reversible locker poster. Also, each mini-mag comes with two bonus CD’s with music from Say Anything, A Day To Remember, Hey Monday, Cage The Elephant, Relient K, Third Eye Blind and more!

In addition to the new mini-mag fans have a chance to win fantastic prize packs through two online contests:

Customized Epiphone Guitars Contest:

Friends Or Enemies Guest Editor Contest:

Cartel Releases Behind-the-Scenes of “Let’s Go” Video

Cycles In Stores Now!

Cartel has released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of their video for “Let’s Go,” the first single off their recently released album, Cycles. Watch as the guys in the band give some observations about the video, as well as commentary from the producer and the director.

Check out the band’s Myspace page for all tour dates and details and make sure to pick your copy of Cycles in stores and on iTunes everywhere!

Cartel Free Download “Let’s Go”-UNTIL THE END OF TODAY!!

You still have to the end of the day today to download Cartel’s single “Let’s Go.” If you haven’t heard Cartel yet, this would be your chance to!

To get the free MP3, visit now. “Let’s Go” can be found on Cartel’s third studio album, Cycles, in stores and on iTunes now.

Cartel Performs “Let’s Go” On Fearless Music TV


Cartel will be performing their single “Let’s Go” this Saturday evening on Fearless Music TV. The show, which features bands performing live from the Crash Mansion in New York City, airs Friday or Saturday evenings in most markets. For a full list of stations that air the show, visit the Fearless Music website.

“Let’s Go” is the first single from Cartel’s third album Cycles, available now in stores and on iTunes.



Cycles In Stores Now!

AT&T mobile customers can now get Cartel’s single “Let’s Go” sent to their phone for FREE*. In addition, fans get a MP3 of the song sent to their email account to add to their computer. To get the download link almost instantly, text “Cartel” to 7299. Unfortunately the offer is not currently available to iPhone users. Limited time offer only! Promotion ends December 10, 2009. *Std data charges apply & compatible handset required.

“Let’s Go” is the first single from Cartel’s new album Cycles, available now in stores and on iTunes. Cartel is currently touring with The Summer Set and This Providence, check out their official Myspace for tour details.

The Summer Set – New Album Out and Video Debut on Myspace

Video for “Chelsea” Debuts On
MySpace Music

the summer set

Today pop-punk rockers The Summer Set’s first full length album Love Like This (Razor & Tie) is in stores
and the video for the first single “Chelsea” debuts on MySpace Music. The band is set to kick off a fall
tour with Cartel and This Providence on October 22 that will run through late November (full tour dates below).
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