SOURCE: Atlantic Records

August 24, 2007 12:35 ET

Alternative Press Magazine and Photo Finish Records Team Up to Release "Press Play: Volume 1"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 24, 2007) - In a match made in punk-rock heaven, Photo Finish Records have joined forces with the staff at Alternative Press to create a compilation of rare and unreleased tracks from many of today's hottest artists. For the past 22 years, Alternative Press has been a bible for music enthusiasts, breaking wide open the careers of countless bands on the Warped Tour's mainstage and beyond. The first-ever Photo Finish/ Alternative Press compilation, "Press Play: Volume 1," sees the staff of the magazine compiling tracks from their favorite up-and-coming artists such as Chiodos, Bayside and Gallows as well as established acts such as Say Anything, Gym Class Heroes and The Used, to create a comp that's as groundbreaking and diverse as the magazine from where it gets its name.

"Press Play" is a comprehensive overview of the best bands in the scene handpicked by the tastemakers themselves. In addition to being a well-rounded collection featuring rarities, live tracks, acoustic renditions and remixes, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the disc are going to the Keep A Breast Foundation. Additionally, the disc will include liner notes from the magazine's editor in chief Jason Pettigrew, as well as commentary from the bands themselves. "Press Play: Volume 1" hits the streets September 25th with the following tracklisting:

1.  Chiodos "Teeth The Size Of Piano Keys"
2.  Say Anything "A Walk Through Hell" (Rare)
3.  The Used "Pain" (Exclusive)
4.  Gym Class Heroes "Shell Shock" (Rare)
5.  Every Time I Die "Rendez-Voodoo"
6.  Paramore "My Hero" (Remix)
7.  As Tall As Lions "Underbelly" (Exclusive)
8.  Head Automatica "Laughing At You" (Live)
9.  Envy On The Coast "Tell Them That She's Not Scared"
    (Acoustic Exclusive)
10. Sparta "Born And Buried" (Rare)
11. The Dillinger Escape Plan "Panasonic Youth"
12. The Matches "You (Don't) Know Me" (Remix)
13. Cute Is What We Aim For "Moan" (Live)
14. Hit The Lights "Stick Up" (Exclusive)
15. Gallows "If Credit's What Matters, I'll Take Credit"(Exclusive)
16. Bayside "Dear Your Holiness" (Acoustic Exclusive)
17. Panic! At The Disco "Build God, Then We'll Talk" (Live)

About Alternative Press Magazine

Alternative Press is an internationally distributed, monthly music-based youth culture magazine based in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded by Mike Shea over 22 years ago, AP has often been referred to by participants in contemporary punk circles as the "scene bible," due to the magazine's insistence on discovering many upcoming bands long before mainstream media outlets get wind of them.

The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being. For more info visit www.keep-a-breast.org.

About Photo Finish Records

The Alternative Press Compilation is being released through Photo Finish Records. Photo Finish Records is a growing indie label started by booking agent Matt Galle. Photo Finish burst onto the scene with the release of the Envy On The Coast EP in late 2006. 2007 releases from Photo Finish Records include Envy On The Coast's debut full-length "Lucy Gray," The Alternative Press Compilation, and the self-titled debut EP from Paper Rival.

www.altpress.com/PressPlay

www.myspace.com/APComp

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