7.13.2007
[BSOTM Contest: Bishop Allen Monthstravaganza Contest Redux]
"Page after page that measured the months and marshaled the days..."

It occurred to me the other day that it's been quite a long while since the two of us here at Both Sides showed some lovin' for our readers. So, without further ado, behold our lovin'. If you've been reading our blog for a while, you'll remember that way back in September we held a contest for 7 EPs from Bishop Allen's EP-A-Month project. Well, that's all they had released back then, so we were quite content with giving away those seven. Nowadays, they have all 12 - one for each calendar month of the year. Oh yes, you know what we're giving away. We're putting up for grabs not one, not two, not even seven but ALL TWELVE of the EPs put out by Bishop Allen. Holy kabloomers, and we thought we were being generous back then with seven. To enter just send us an email with your mailing address and the title "BSOTM Contest". Is that really all you have to do? Why, yes! Oh wait, I live in (country that's not US). No worries, my international friend; the contest is free to all. If you can receive mail, feel free to put your name in our box. I just cleaned out our mailbox, so it's gonna hurt to get your entries pourin'. Just remember to put in the correct title, otherwise it won't be put into the randomizer. And by randomizer, I mean a filter that puts your entry into a special mailbox we can blindly pick a winner out of. A winner will be chosen on, oh let's say, the 29th of this month. Good luck guys!

Contest Over - Congratulations Anna Ferrero!

So what's the reason behind this altruistic charitableness? Do we really love you that much? Sure, that can be one reason, but this contest really comes in as a form of celebration. During our hiatus, Both Sides of the Mouth silently celebrated it's one year birthday. One year? 12 months? 12 EPs? Ah, it all ties together, but yeah, we're one year old! I don't think either of us here at Both Sides would have figured to keep up this long, but how time flies. As always, thanks for reading guys, and we hope this contest shows that appreciation.

From February (all songs are right click - save as):
Queen of the Rummage Sale

From March:
The Monitor

From May:
Butterfly Nets

From July:
Click Click Click Click Click

Bishop Allen are actually going on tour soon, so be sure to check out their site for more info
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Be their friend!

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Otherwheres - Thanks to *sixeyes for this find - Britt Daniel talks about Ga Ga on eMusic...

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Otherwheres - Speaking of shindigs, notice that new banner on our side? That's right, Both Sides is throwing one too! If you're in Austin August 2nd, feel free to pop by for some music from Great Northern and the Comas. More details, eh later...

Otherwheres - As an advocate of hand clapping, I really have to point out Covert Curiosity's hand clapping mix...
3 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I really liked the click click click click song. It makes you wonder how your life is going to be like in the future....

Blogger Brad aka Penguin said...
Anon - Click Click Click is one of my favorites from Bishop Allen. What I love most about those guys is that a lot of their songs tell stories so well, and I love how Rice was able to take something like accidentally ending up in someone's wedding photos into a song...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hurray! Thanks for making it international :)