Sunday, August 5th, 2007
CONTEST – Editors Prize Pack
A confession? I really wanted to dislike the new Editors record. As a faux music critic, it would make my life much easier if I were able to, in good conscience, dismiss them as Interpol knock-offs and go on with my day… but I can’t. There’s something about An End Has A Start that appeals to my inner mopey Brit-rock kid – the one for whom any amount of over-the-top melodrama is acceptable if its delivered in the correct accent and overtop huge, churningly anthemic guitar rock arrangements (it’s this same inner child that will go to bat for the new Bloc Party no matter what reason says). It’s not that I believe that Tom Smith’s howling declarations of angst and anguish are sincere… but I want to believe him. And sometimes that’s good enough.
But to the point. Courtesy of Cornerstone Promotions, I’ve got some Editors swag to give away – a grab bag of sorts. There’s one copy of the new album, An End Has A Start on CD, a copy of the first album The Back Room on LP and a copy of a limited edition, fancy-pants lyrics book for An End Has A Start. To enter, email me at contests A T chromewaves.net with “I Want To Have Tom Smith’s Brilliant Poetry In Hardbound Format” in the subject line… or just “I Want The Editors Stuff”. Whichever. I also need your mailing address in the body. This contest will run till… oh, let’s say Friday night. August 10. Midnight. The witching hour. And sorry, this contest is open only to folks in North America.
And in the meantime, check out their new video for the title track of the album below, some behind-the-scenes footage from the making of said vid at Tripwire and Chart has got an interview with Smith online. Editors play day two of Virgin Fest on September 9.