Saturday, January 31st, 2009
Jim NewberryOriginally coming to prominence as part of the great American garage rock wave of the early aughts, Detroit’s Von Bondies have managed to stick around beyond that scene’s expiry date despite undergoing a number of lineup changes and not being especially prolific – Love, Hate & Then There’s You, out Tuesday, is their first album in five years and just their third since 2001.
But back they are and with the new record comes touring, starting off with a visit to Canada that brings the band to the Horseshoe in Toronto on February 13 and courtesy of Universal Music Canada, I’ve got a pair of passes to said show to give away. But that’s not all – to the rest of Canada, and to any Toronto folks who can’t make the show, I’ve also got four prize packs consisting of a copy of the new album on CD alongside either a copy of the album on LP or a 7″ of their new single “Pale Bride”. So that’s five winners in total. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with a subject line of “I want Von Bondies live” if you want to see the show, “I want 7 inches of Von Bondie” if you want the CD and single or “I want 12 inches of Von Bondie” if you want the CD and LP. Also include your full name and mailing address. You can enter for the show and either of the records, but only one entry for either of the record prize packs please. And as mentioned, contest is open to residents of Canada only. It closes at midnight, February 2.