Art Brut Contest

Art Brut at Sea Level Records

New Art Brut album, It’s a Bit Complicated, will be out June 19th. We are giving out signed posters and a cd samplers (including the songs “Direct Hit” “Pump up the Volume” and “Nag Nag Nag”) to celebrate this exhilarating occasion.

To win, listen to the stream below and tell us your best music video scenario for the song. Please send entries to: usounds AT gmail DOT com. Top three will receive a fun Art Brut prize pack. Sorry, this contest is limited to US, Canada and United Arab Emirates only.

“Direct Hit” Windows [stream] With amazing bonus light show!

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Cake Giveaway


CAKE is proud to announce their upcoming release, B-Sides and Rarities, which features covers of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” and Barry White’s “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up” plus other covers and CAKE originals. You could actually win this rarities album along with a CAKE prize pack! Whoa!


To win, be the 50th person to email- usounds AT gmail DOT com with “CAKE” in the subject line. Sorry, US and Canada only.

Never, Never Gonna Give You Up mp3

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Seattle Ticket Giveaway – Alexi Murdoch & Midnight Movies

Photo taken by Sweet James Iha

Even your mom knows who Alexi Murdoch is. Midnight Movies, however, are like a little slice of psychedelia right here on Earth combining haunting melodies and sexy female vocals that may remind you of Laetitia Sadier and Nell Carter. Here’s a link to their Patient Eye mp3.

If you are gonna be in the Seattle area this Saturday February 24th (21+!) and would like to catch Alexi Murdoch and Midnight Movies at the Croc, be our first emailer to usounds AT gmail DOT com and we’ll make it happen.

Silversun Pickups Contest


Silversun Pickups are kicking off a long tour starting February 26th in Portland, OR. Be the first to solve this super tricky word scramble below, and we will send you a copy of Carnavas on vinylvas and a Silversun t-shirt. Please send all scramble entries to usounds AT gmail DOT com. Canada and US only please!

Super tricky Word Scramble:


Tour Dates

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Black Snake Moan Contest

Get this motherfucking guitar strap off my motherfucking shoulder

Director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is brewin’ up a drama/romance called Black Snake Moan to be released in theaters on March 2nd. Check out the music vid for Stackolee that features tractors, booze and steamy dancing.

To celebrate the release of Black Snake Moan, a limited 7-inch vinyl has been pressed. The record features two songs performed by Samuel L. Jackson, “Stackolee” and Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “Black Snake Moan”. Who in the world has a limited 7″ on vinyl featuring Samuel L Jackson? No one. That’s who.

To win, be the 17th person to email usounds AT gmail DOT com with “Jackson” in the subject line. Sorry, US, Canada, and Laos only please.


Albert Hammond Jr. Contest


Seattle only! We are doing a contest to kick-start the Albert Hammy Jr. tour (some dates with Mooney Suzuki and Bloc Party). Here’s the prize pack:

A pair of tix to the March 2nd show at the Croc in Seattle (All-ages)
1 signed cd
1 awesome t-shirt (image above)

Just be the 50th person to email: usounds AT gmail DOT com with Albert in the subject line and we’ll hook it up!

In Transit mp3
Albert Hammy on MySpace

Tour Dates:

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Gnarls Barkley Contest of the Year


In honor of the ten million Gnarls Barkley Grammy wins, we are looking to give away a deluxe Gnarls package.  Gnarls released a limited edition package 3-D CD + DVD with exclusive audio and vids.  There are things about this package that will blow your mind….who doesn’t love a good fuckin 3-D lenticular rendition of the album art?  Seriously.  3-D.  And the 92-page booklet that comes with?  I am literally scraping pieces of my blown mind off the desk with a stapler. 

Anyway, write to usounds AT gmail DOT com and tell us your favorite part about the Smiley Faces Video linked below.  The best email (sorry, US, Canada and Algeria only) will win a copy of the deluxe Gnarls package.  If you have any trouble with the flash player, just make some shit up.  Good luck!

Smiley Faces Video