Over the weekend I managed to snag a copy of the latest Alternative Press magazine (I would have liked to have bought Revolver as well but it wasn’t on the shelf) and although I thought it seemed a little late, this issue was dedicated to stand out acts of 2010. The issue contains the AP Readers Poll Awards where readers can vote for Artist of the Year, Best Live Band, Song of the Year, etc. By viewing some of the choices there is a definite difference between their picks and what people who read Revolver would have chosen but either way it’s still really cool to catch enough votes to make the list.
While Pierce the Veil Didn’t win any major categories they were runner’s up in a total of 5 categories including: Artists of the Year, Album of the Year, B-Side Bonus Track of the Year (“She Makes Dirty Words Sound Pretty” featuring Johnny Craig), Most Underrated Band of the Year, and Music Video of the Year (“Caraphernalia”).
This is a band that really made a huge impact in 2010 with the release of their sophomore album “Selfish Machines” and while they might not be the heaviest band in the world, they have an incredible writing style combining catchy lyrics with great music you can still move around too. Having seen this band twice in 2010 I would like to comment that they put everything they have into their live set and leave the audience feeling like they gotten much more than their moneys worth.
PTV has just wrapped up the Winterizer tour and are about to hit the road with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and We Came As Romans for the Gamechangers Tour. As always Alternative Press delivers a great read about the bands we all wanna hear about so make sure to check out this month’s issue.
– Mason Richardson
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