Update: We’re pushing back the deadline. We’ll announce the winner March 7.
It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these, how about one where you could win a copy of the test pressing our new album? Sounds good, let’s do it. But what’s a test press you say?
So putting out a record is a multi-staged process. After you record the music, mix the tracks and get the overall volume where you want it, a mastering studio will send lacquer plates (like that rare Velvet Underground acetate you probably heard about a few years back) off to a plant. These are later used to make a big metal stamp that will turn softened vinyl pellets into sweet, sweet records. After the stamper plate is made, a few records are burned off and sent off to bands and labels for approval, basically to make sure everything sounds cool and there’s no funny stuffs happening on or in between the tracks.
We got ours back a couple months ago, they sounded awesome, and were approved immediately. We’re gonna put one of them up for you to win, but it’s a double LP so we’re going to make you work for it a bit. However, this is also a contest where you could potentially win two things.
First thing you gotta do is be a member of the Jamz club. If you aren’t already, the easiest way to sign up is by paypaling us $20 to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also drop off your dues at Listen Records here in Edmonton, or email us for a street addy if you’d prefer to send cash. Along with your membership, send us your address because members of the Jamz Club receive newsletters with additional info, treats we come up with along the way, a forthcoming unreleased 7″ and the denim demons patch (which you need to win the test press). To make this fun, we’re also going to be randomly giving away one membership for free to those who sign up between now and the release date of our new album, Feb. 25.
To win a test press of Taiga, just put your patch on something, take a picture of it and tag us on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. It’s pretty ballin’ on a denim jacket, but go to town and be creative! We’ll pick our favourite one and post the winner online Sunday March 2, with some fun stuff for a few runners up!