Friday, February 19, 2010

TVD's Ten Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways - Week 2 | Magnetic Fields 'Realism'

As if you didn't load up on the vinyl enough yesterday, we're back this morning with Week 2 of our Record Store Day 2010 Vinyl Giveaways and this week it's the new one from Magnetic Fields, Realism.

Magnetic Fields' third Nonesuch disc, Realism, is the flipside to the industrial pop of Distortion, the quartet's brilliant 2008 homage to, of all things, the clangorous sound of the Jesus and Mary Chain. While Distortion was recorded quickly and noisily in the stairwells and rooms of the New York City apartment building to which singer-songwriter-bandleader Stephen Merritt was about to bid adieu for California, Realism was cut in the distortion-free environs of a Los Angeles studio, and its sound is as pristine as a plein-air painting.

There are no drum kits to be heard, and the fascinatingly varied instrumentation - guitars, accordions, violins, cellos, tablas, banjos, tuba, even a smattering of mellifluous falling leaves - did not need to be plugged in. And, as with Distortion, the album credits emphasize: No Synths.

The rules can't be any simpler: each Monday for the next nine weeks we'll be launching a new RSD2010 Vinyl Giveaway and all you need to do to enter to win is to leave a comment in the comments section to that week's giveaway letting us know why you deserve to win that week's LP.

Be creative, funny, incisive—whatever it takes to grab our attention to deem you the winner. Most important however is to leave us a contact email address! You can be brilliant as hell, but if we can't track ya' down, you're out of the running. Winners will be notified upon the launch of the next giveaway next Monday!

Now, have at it...


Natron602 said...

Umm...My lady loves The Magnetic Fields and I may have forgotten to get her anything for Valentine's

Anonymous said...

I'm an increasingly virtual presence and need some Realism, on vinyl, to stop my gradual disembodiment. (email mark dot pemulis at gmail dot com)

Anonymous said...

My friends keep laughing at me when I tell them vinyl is better than digital. With THIS album, I think I could finally prove it! :)

bidienumnums1-tw (at) yahoo com

Andy D said...

I don't know how anyone could turn down this face. :.) I mean come on look I even have a beautiful mole like Cindy Crawford! so pick me. Smooches

Anonymous said...

I wasn't able to see my girlfriend this past valentine's day, and I want to get her a present. I've even been getting her into the Magnetic Fields lately, along with some other music. I can get her to vouch for it, haha.

Aromantic said...

I deserve to win because I ended up not being able to move a couple of weeks ago - and was taken to spend all day in the ER (I am terrified of the ER) on an IV...and ended up missing the two things I had really been looking forward to: The Record Fair, and The Magnetic Fields concert. I love shopping for vinyl! I love listening to it more. ;)



Leah said...

Oh gosh, I can't keep up with Nicolette or the lazy V-Day slackers. I have *almost* bought this record more times than I can count on one hand, though.

leahcengel at gmail