Saturday, September 25th, 2010
CONTEST – Woodpigeon / Balladeer: To All The Guys I’ve Loved Before
BandcampEgads, a contest that I can’t apply my (recently) new express who/what/where/why/etc concert contest format to. Was bound to happen, I suppose, and at least my laziness mechanisms are being compromised for a worthwhile giveaway of interest to more than just people in the 416.
It is, however, still limited to those interested to analog fetishists with a soft spot for pretty Canadian folk-pop – the sort that Mark Andrew Hamilton has been releasing as Woodpigeon over the last few years, and prolifically so. The Woodpigeon discography is like a set of Russian nested dolls, each album coming with a bonus album that is strong enough to stand on its own and is eventually released as its own entity… perhaps again with a bonus record. And so forth.
So it was that the CD editions of this year’s Die Stadt Muzikanten came with a second complete album entitled Balladeer – To All The Guys I’ve Loved Before. And since those songs, built from sessions with acclaimed producers Steve Albini, Howard Bilerman and Husky Hoskulds, were too good to restrict to just those handful of people who still bought CDs, it has now been released on 180-gram vinyl for the kids and as digital downloads… also for the kids.
And courtesy of Boompa, I’ve got two copies of the Balladeer vinyl available to give away to any resident of North America. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want the Woodpigeon LP” in the subject line and your full name and mailing address in the body. Contest closes at midnight, October 5.
Woodpigeon is currently on tour in Europe but will be making a stop in Toronto on October 6 to play a free noon-hour show at Yonge-Dundas Square before returning to Calgary to record another album or six.