Category Archives: Contests/Giveaways

Arab Strap Hold Twitter Contest Ahead of Reissues

Chemikal Underground is reissuing Arab Strap‘s first two albums The Week Never Starts Round Here and Philophobia on August 17, 2010.

Leading up to the release date, an Arab Strap Reissue Twitter Contest is being held. By partaking in the contest you’ll get to watch videos featuring Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat and have a chance to win an Arab Strap prize pack.

If you need a little bit more than the talk of social media to get you in the mood, here are some tracks for you to enjoy:

Free EP From The Wooden Birds

Montague Street EP CoverThe Wooden Birds are heading up the West coast on in a couple of days and timed with that, Insound has a chance for you to win concert tickets and a LP as well as a free download of the Montague Street EP.

Listen: False Alarm (mp3)

Tour Dates
03/04: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/05: Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
03/06: Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
03/07: Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
03/09: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
03/11: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
03/12: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

Video: Metric – “Make It Sick” Video Contest Winner

Sick Muse Anti Cupid
by Kainand

Metric held a contest for fans to make a video for “Sick Muse” and just announced the winner (above) as well as two runner-ups. You can check out the rest of the submissions over at Daily Motion.

In additional “Sick Muse” news, the band has teamed up with The Hype Machine to release a new remix of “Sick Muse”.

Mew Tour U.S. Later This Month

Danish band Mew will be touring the United States later this month in support of their upcoming release No More Stories Are Told Today / I’m Sorry They Washed Away / No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I’m Tired / Let’s Wash Away which is currently competing for longest album title ever. For five of the dates during their brief string of performances in the U.S., Mew will be supporting Nine Inch Nails and is giving away a few tickets tot hose New York, Chicago and Los Angeles performances. Just enter by filling out a form at

Prior to and following the tour dates below, Mew will be performing in various countries around the world and those dates can be found on the Mew MySpace page.

Video: Introducing Palace Players

US Tour Dates
* w/ Nine Inch Nails

8/22: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
8/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
8/26: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
8/28: Chicago, IL @ Aragon *
8/29: Chicago, IL @ Aragon *
8/30: Ontario @ Virgin Music Festival
9/01: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
9/02: Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium *
9/03: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda *
9/04: San Francisco, CA @ Independent

Centro-matic Answers Questions on Twitter and Tour


Centro-matic and Monahans are hitting the road together for about a week starting on the 7th, but before their initial performance, Centro-matic is going to take an hour to answer questions submitted to them via Twitter @centromatic.

In addition to their social media interaction online, Centro-matic will be giving fans a chance to win one of two prizes by submitting an entry form at one of the band’s performances.

The prizes are:

  1. Will Johnson House Show: He’ll come to your house and play a show for you and up to 20 friends.
  2. “Centro-matic for life”: Every Centro-matic, South San Gabriel and Will Johnson album past and future and two free tickets to any show anytime for life!

Those are some pretty sweet prizes. In the event that you aren’t able to attend a performance or just simply don’t win the Centro-matic contest, you can still be a winner by following @thephiller.

Centro-Matic – “I the Kite” (mp3)
Monahans – “It’s Enough to Leave You” (mp3)

Tour Dates
05/07: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
05/08: Springfield, MO @ Randy Bacon Studio
05/09: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
05/11: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
05/12: Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
05/13: DeKalb, IL @ The House Cafe
05/15: Austin, TX @ The Parish