Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ticket Giveaway! | Pegi Young, 12/13 at Jammin Java w/Bert Jansch

She's been the backing singer for her husband Neil for more than three decades and now Pegi Young is front and center with her brand new release, 'Foul Deeds' currently in stores. She'll also be front and center this coming Monday evening in performance at Jammin Java as opener for Mr. Bert Jansch.

And, as you might have guessed from the graphic up there, we've got a pair of tickets for Monday night's show to put your hands and the new CD/DVD release for your mailbox. (I know - but there's no vinyl on this one!)

"Foul Deeds seemed like a good album title, because this record definitely has its share of dark themes... divorce, debauchery, disillusionment and despair," Pegi Young says of her second album and first for Vapor Records. "But I'm not trying to be a bummer. I'm just trying to tell some stories and make music that I can get behind."

"I don't write happy songs, and the songs I'm attracted to tend to be kind of melancholy," Young observes. "I don't really know why that is, but that's just how they come to me, and I have to let 'em come on through."

Let us know why you should be chosen for the pair of tickets to see Pegi next Monday night in the comments to this post and the most convincing of the bunch will take home the tickets for the show and a find a copy of the brand new 'Foul Deeds' in his or her mailbox.

We'll close this one on Monday (12/13) at 9AM to give you plenty of time to conjure up your response—and remember to leave us a contact email address with your entry!

The Vinyl District Holiday Takeover | The Superions

The Superions
have the brand new holiday themed 'Destination ...Christmas!' on store shelves this Christmas season, but as we preambled on Monday, they're joining us all week with five additional favorites from their own record collections destined to become holiday favorites of yours.

'Destination...The Vinyl District' continues!

Two words used to describe our album, “Destination… Christmas!” have been dark and sexy. So here’s a traditional French carol by one of our dark wave favorites Siouxsie and the Banshees.

“Il Est Né le Divin Enfant” was the B-side to the sexy “Melt!”, one of our favorite songs from the album “A Kiss In The Dreamhouse” from 1982. Check out Robert Smith in this video too!

We have our own “traditional” French carol on “Destination… Christmas!” called “Santa Je T’aime”. Joyeux Noël!

TVD's Obscure Alternatives

It's our Thursday flashback, culled from the rare and ultra-obscure (and often bizarre) crates of 80’s vinyl, curated by our pal Gil:

Laws of Motion – Check It In The Mirror EP | A new wave band that was formed in the early 80’s around the San Diego area. This sextet was very active in Southern California’s new music scene and was tapped many times to be the opening act for out of town alternative and indie bands. They opened for Hoodoo Gurus, Broken Edge and Doll Congress to name a few. They also received local radio airplay in San Diego and were on local cable TV via KCOX.

Laws of Motion was a band that became known in the scene as a proficient group of musical experimenters who always looked for a new fresh sound and pushed the envelope of creativity. As one music reviewer put it “the band takes the flow of energy, of life, of ideas to create music for dancing – Cerebal Dancing.”

Armed with this first record, Laws of Motion embarked on their personal hunt for the elusive major label contract. The label deal would never come to fruition, but this rare EP should not go unnoticed by fans of alternative 80’s music.

Laws of Motion - Check It In The Mirror (Mp3)
Laws of Motion - It's Not Enough (Mp3)
Laws of Motion - Living In Real Time (Mp3)
Laws of Motion - Massive Doses (Mp3)
Laws of Motion - Missing In Action (Mp3)

For more obscure and unknown titles, check out Vinyl Obscurity.