Bishop Allen & Another Contest
I know Matt and Dodge already posted this new Bishop Allen track, but the band dropped me a line and told me to check it out too. I'm a huge Bishop Allen fan (thanks solely to Matt), and this song, a touching love letter to an orphaned piano, does not disappoint. The song can be found on the January EP, the first EP of 12 (one for each month of 2006). The EP even has a song about my hometown, Big D (that's Dallas).
Bishop Allen Corazon mp3
Buy the January EP here (best 5 bucks you'll spend all week). The band only pressed 1000 copies, and I'm pretty sure those will sell out, so act quick.
From the same people who brought you the Cat Power Digipack contest comes this:
Enter in the comments to win what has been described to me as "a really, really limited edition Belle & Sebastian "The Life Pursuit" digi-book (seriously, it's like a book) with a live BBC session bonus disc." Man, I want one of these for myself, but alas, this will go to the person who can guess my middle name (i'm running out of contest ideas). Those who already know my middle name are not eligible. If there's a tie, I'll select a winner at random.