Friday, November 9, 2007

The Great Manchester Orchestra / Annuals Split 7" Giveaway Contest

A few days ago I talked about the amazing split 7 inch, between The Annuals and Manchester Orchestra.

Manchester Orchestra covers the Annuals 'Brother' and The Annuals cover the Manchester Orchestra's 'Where have you been?'.

It sounds complicated.

They even reinterpret each others album covers from the looks of the sleeve above.

This is such a labor of love, you can only get a copy if you go see them live. There is no other way to get it.... except here.
That's right, Manchester Orchestra is giving away a copy of this to one lucky winner appropriately enough on yours truly, 7inches.blogspot.

Manchester's cover of 'Brother' is as great as the original, the energy and explosion is still there, they change the rhythms of the original and do some interesting stuff percussion-wise and just when the vocals seem to be fading away, when it's quieted down to just a muted acoustic, it blows up into all out chorus again. I've been listening to their latest 'I'm like a virgin losing a child' on Myspace and they seem to have a real epic, slightly prog feel, like a classic rock Annuals if you will. The same intensity, but more organic.

The pairing of these two on the road makes musical sense and this 7" is the perfect extension of their live show, both bands swapping members to sing backup and support each others covers on tour. There's a few dates left this month and that will be the last place to get this 7":

November 10 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe
November 11 Vancouver, BC Plaza Club
November 12 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
November 14 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
November 15 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
November 16 San Diego, CA Epicentre
November 17 Phoenix, AZ Clubhouse
November 19 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
November 20 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck

But now to what you came here for: the chance to win this super limited tour only 7".

Just a few days ago I was crying into my keyboard about how I may never have the chance to hear this after missing them come through NYC recently... now the Manchester Orchestra is going to make your exact same dream come true.

Just email the address in the above right, under 'about me' and include in the subject 'CONTEST' or 'I want that 7", and you will be entered to win a copy of this really cool 7" your great-grandchildren will be fighting over.

The deadline for entries is midnight November 18th. You have 9 days.

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