First, we want to say thank you to the three entrants of our contest from this past week for the Bridges and Tunnels EP from The Static Jacks. Since we’re generous guys, and because it was our first giveaway, we’re giving all three a copy. We asked you all to tell us about the issue most dear to their hearts, and here are the answers we got:
Mark (2): I can’t summarize it in two or three words. Click his name to see what he said.
This morning is our second giveaway – the Bloomsbury EP from the band Princeton. And before you get any ideas, we won’t be as generous this week as last, so make sure to enter for a chance to win.
Released nearly a year ago, the Bloomsbury EP is comprised of four songs – each focusing on a different member of the influential Bloomsbury Group from London in the early 1900s. Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, and Lytton Strachey are all represented (in that order), each with an upbeat slice of twee pop.
Sonically, think of the upbeat songs from Belle & Sebastian. From those, narrow it down to the ones where Stuart Murdoch takes lead vocals. (I’ve got “Women’s Realm” in my head, even though he doesn’t sing lead on the whole song.) And if you can do that, you’ve nailed this band. It’s not anything earth-shattering, or loud and intrusive, but it’s thirteen minutes that are perfect for the sunshine.
Princeton has a few summer dates lined up, mostly on the Left Coast, so if you’re out that way, be sure to check them out.
Download one of the songs below, stream another one, check out the video for ‘The Waves,’ purchase the whole thing over at Amie Street, and/or leave a comment for your chance to win a copy for yourself from us.
To win the EP, leave us a description of the song that you think best accompanies summer/the sun, along with an e-mail address where you can be reached. It’s that simple. We’ll pick our favorite, or the only person who takes the time to indulge us, and send the schwag.
Princeton – Leonard Woolf (stream) from Bloomsbury EP
Princeton – The Waves (mp3) from Bloomsbury EP