Tuesday, March 11, 2008

PlayRadioPlay! Giveaway! Yay!

I'm back from my Harvey Danger excursion. In a word: awesome. In many words: I can't even begin to describe and I'm pressed for time. I will probably post on that later this week. But right now, an old friend from Edmonton is in town (via Eindhoven) for a few days so blogging's on hold for a bit. Except for this swag giveaway!

I didn't realize March was a hotbed of album releases but there are a handful of albums coming out today or in the coming weeks that I'm eagerly awaiting. The Ditty bops, POTUSA's super comeback special, the latest from Fong Songs fav Danny Michel (more on that in a future post), and the Zooey Deschanel/M. Ward collab She & Him (I swear I will write this post someday!). And next Tuesday, PlayRadioPlay! has a new album.

Last week I posted PlayRadioPlay's cover of Mr. Brightside and at the time all I knew was that he was a one-man electronic band from Aledo, Texas (as opposed to the Five Man Electrical Band from Ottawa). A little googling and listening later, I learned the curious tale of the 18-year old Dan Hunter who went from Myspace phenomenon to playing at Warped Tour and touring with Fall Out Boy. There's lots more to this story, which reminds me of another Texan Ben Kweller who also signed on to a label while still in high school, but I really have to wrap this up and get back to not neglecting my house guest. And in case you're wondering like I was, the name PlayRadioPlay! is derived from the Smashing Pumpkins song I of the Mourning.

So, free swag! In conjunction with PRP's promotions people, we've got a PlayRadioPlay CD/poster package to giveaway to two lucky readers! And lest you think I've sold my soul for a doughnut, this is an artist I do support and have in fact pre-ordered his new album, aptly named Texas, from Newbury Comics (only $8.99 with a signed booklet for limited time). If you want to win the CD/poster package, send an e-mail with your name and contact info to fongobongo (at) gmail (dot) com or just leave a comment in this post. Whatever works for you. I'll pick winners on Sunday night.

Here's his new video for the lead single Madi Don't Leave, which is clearly inspired by the hand-crafted look of Michel Gondry's brilliant music videos.

Heck, you can download the song itself here

I also recommend you check out his youtube cover of The Zombies' The Way I Feel Inside.

Upcoming PlayRadioPlay! shows, touring with Yellowcard and Spill Canvas:

3/11 Chicago, IL Metro
3/12 Lansing, MIMac's Bar
3/13 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater
3/14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
3/15 New York, NY Irving Plaza
3/16 Boston, MA Middle East
3/17 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
3/19 Baltimore, MD Recher
3/20 Greensboro, NC Green Street
3/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
3/22 Orlando, FL House of Blues
3/24 Tampa, FL State Theater
3/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
3/26 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar
3/28 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
3/29 Austin, TX Emo's
3/30 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
3/31 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
4/03 Boise, ID Big Easy
4/04 Seattle, WA El Corazon
4/05 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
4/06 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
4/08 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
4/10 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
4/11 San Diego, CA House of Blues
4/12 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
4/13 Pomona, CA The Glass House
4/14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater



Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the contest for the poster/cd. thanks, suzkamp@comcast.net

dahilling said...

Good stuff here, going to the PRP website now. Oh yeah, I'd like to enter for the free schwag too.

Megan P.I. said...

I love the dreamy, floaty cover of Mr. Brightside that he did. It's hard to imagine that he did it himself.

I'd love to enter the contest. I'm mreigner at gmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try for free stuff. I hope I'm not too late.

Fongolia said...

Ooh, you were in time to enter the contest, but alas not one of our winners. Though one of our winners Dahilling needs to send me an e-mail if he wants to confirm his win!