Thanks to everyone who played, and here are the winners:
dylanclub can't wait for Danielson Famile's Ships
In the Merge contest, 1st place goes to dylanclub because...i'm not sure why, but he wins. Perhaps because he had the audacity to put Danielson Famile at the top of his list, and also because he included Voxtrot and the Shins, and those are two I can't wait for. The two runners-up are Stl. Ben (The Raconteurs, Black Keys, Radiohead, runner-up TVOTR) and Joe, for going straight hip-hop (Gnarls Barkley, Ghostface/MF Doom, Raekwon).
In the Cat Power digi-pack contest, Carrie wins by a landslide for her word, "Sheed". Michael gets a special prize for last place for choosing the word "moist". I hate that word.
If you're a winner, please email me with your contact info so I can start your prizes on their way to your mailbox. And if you didn't win, check MOKB and YANP for similar, and in some cases, identical, contests.
If you like The Kinks or the Deathray Davies, you'll like The M's:
The M's Trucker Speed mp3
Finally, if you haven't already, be sure to check out Dodge's posts on Jed & Lucia and Schooner. Both are excellent finds that have been getting much play in my headphones today.