Monday, May 10, 2010
I imagine that it's no surprise to any of you following along at home that if there was a new Joy Formidable release on vinyl, we'd find a way to get our hands on it and offer a copy of it on the blog.
Well, our Formidable exuberance being what it is, we have—and here it is—your chance to win a copy of The Joy Formidable's EP ‘A Balloon called moaning’ which is getting its official US release today on Black Bell Records.
"It can go either way when you grow up in a family of bootleggers and record collectors; you either catch the bug and join in or snub music completely. I was in cahoots from the start and absolutely reveled in my parents near library of vinyl, cds, cassettes and reel to reel. The vinyl section covered 2 walls and stacked on top were four large boxes of 7" singles.
I decided that this would be the starting point of my listening habits, I'd try and listen methodically to every single in every box. Black Coffee in Bed, Say a Little Prayer, Sex Machine, Family Affair, Fire, Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart.... so many brilliant tracks. I got quite far in the quest of going through every box; the joy and calamity of being an only child..."
That was Ritzy from our 'First Date' with the band last February.
Your task to win the vinyl copy of ‘A Balloon called moaning?’ Give us your backstory in regard to discovering music in general or vinyl specifically. The one that hits our sweet spot as posted to the comments section of this post —with contact info!—wins the EP. Simple, right?
You have until next Tuesday (5/11) to be suitably formidable.
The Joy Formidable - Whirring (Mp3)
Posted by Jon at 7:46 AM