Sunday, April 5, 2009

Worn Free/TVD/Record Store Day '09 Classic T-Shirt Giveaway!

So, you're saying to yourself, Record Store Day 2009 is quickly approaching--but whatever will I wear?

Well, TVD's one step ahead of you.

In celebration of RSD09, TVD has partnered with Worn Free -- purveyors of a ridiculously cool line of shirts that indeed rock -- to wheedle you out of your wardrobe dilemma. Here's the schpiel:

"Worn Free reproduces original tees famously worn by such rock legends as John Lennon, Joey Ramone, Frank Zappa, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Gram Parsons, Johnny Ramone and Joan Jett, among others – and regularly adds fantastic new images (of fantastic old shirts) to its catalog.

Celebrating punk fury, hippie utopianism, psychedelic excess and art-pop whimsy – not to mention the eye-popping graphics of celebrated artists like John Van Hamersveld – Worn Free shirts express the insurrectionary spirit of rock and roll in all its forms.

We’ve spent more than a decade combing worldwide photo archives of music and style icons, learning what they’ve been wearing and bringing it straight to you.

The tag inside each shirt is a sticker resembling a backstage pass, featuring either a photo of a rock star wearing the original shirt or a rendering of the design, with information documenting its initial date, artist and venue.

But despite their stellar images, these are no museum pieces. Made of fine, luxuriously soft cotton, Worn Free shirts are also decadently comfortable – and fit like your old favorites the first time you slip them on."

...and they come with the TVD stamp of approval. How can ya go wrong?

So, in a blatant attempt to get you to visit the site and peruse the T's, TVD and Worn Free will award two winners one shirt a piece! All you need to do is choose the design you wish to sport from their selection and post a comment as to why we should have your back on this one. Wordy, insightful, or damn funny comments appreciated.

We're also fully aware that TVD's readership is pretty darn global, so no matter where you're tuning us in, we'll send you the shirt for your effervescent commentary. Got that?

We'll choose two winners this coming Monday (4/6) so check out the site and get to commenting! You'll see some really cool designs from some pretty unexpected sources...

TVD's Eleven Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways | Week 10!

I like to think that one underlying, yet recurring theme here at TVD, is that vinyl in all of its various formats is a contemporary medium--perhaps even more so than CDs at the moment.

In tandem with this notion is our constant search for new artists or bands with an affinity for vinyl, who are releasing new product on vinyl, and who go so far as to have a record literally tattooed on their person. (Ahem...)

It is with this in mind ladies and gents, TVD's Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaway Week #10 is most proud to present: Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles' new release 'The Stars Are Out!'

"The ten selections of 'The Stars Are Out'—five new originals, and five covers—winnowed down by Sarah, band mates—guitarist Lyle Brewer, bassist Binky, and drummer Rob Dulaney—and producers Paul Q. Kolderie (the Pixies, Lemonheads, Radiohead) and Adam Taylor, include tunes attributed to Smokey Robinson (a radically reworked “Being With You”), Stiff Records act Any Trouble (“Yesterday'sLove,” penned by Clive Gregson), and the Magnetic Fields' “No One Will Ever Love You.”

The results of 'The Stars Are Out' include the slinky, '60s stroll of “Me and Your Ghost”; the flirtatious, guitar-driven kickoff, “Do It For Free”; and “It Comes To Me Naturally,” a hip-shaking tale of a girl-about-town, originally recorded by bar band supreme NRBQ."

We'll have three winners for this particular giveaway. Sarah's given TVD a highly limited clear orange vinyl copy of 'The Stars Are Out' and the 7" single from her previous LP, 'The Day We Met' for one grand prize winner. Two runners up will receive 'The Day We Met' 7" and a CD copy of 'The Stars Are Out.'

The drill is the same, grab our attention in the comments (WITH your email address--important!) gushing over TVD's Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaway Week #10. (Or, you can comment and forward your email address in an email to us. We're not picky.) And remember - each entry into our vinyl contest is an automatic entry to win the Stanton T.90 USB turntable on Record Store Day 2009!

Just make it funny. Or make it smart. About record stores. Or Record Store Day. Or vinyl. About us or you. Or something else all together. Just make it before next Monday (4/6) when we'll choose our winner. (AND launch our LAST RSD09 vinyl giveaway -- #11 of 11!)

Sarah Borges - Better At The End Of The Day (Mp3)