Saturday, January 9th, 2010
CONTEST – Novels EP giveaway
Marshall AngusIf you can think waaay back to last year (or last week), I talked about the new, made-in-a-day debut EP from Novels, the band that counted Graham Wright of Tokyo Police Club, Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians, Will Currie of The Country French, Ex-Po’s Dean Marino and Jay Sad as members. In the piece it was mentioned that the band were keen to get their record to go viral both online and in the real world, so in addition to giving the thing away as a download, they were encouraging fans to burn copies of the record and hand them out to friends, family and strangers, drop them off in peoples’ mailboxes, leave them unattended in airports to be detonated by security, whatever. And they asked them to report back on their efforts, which are now being documented in a blog.
And if you haven’t found much luck finding a copy of the CD either dumpster diving or filed amidst the “Memories Of” sauces at Loblaws, here’s another way. The band made up a limited run of 200 CDs with silkscreened cardboard packaging and are offering a couple of them – that’s a whole 1% of all copies in existence – for me to give away. So if you’d like a copy without all the hassle of clicking “download” or, more understandably, would prefer to hear things uncompressed (presuming they ran the CDs from the original recordings and not just burned MP3s), send me an email at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to hear a Novel” and include your full name and mailing address… and the name of the last good novel you read. I need something new to read. Contest closes at midnight, January 16.