Twin Shadow’s new album ‘Confess’ has forced me to abandon my objectivity inside this blog and dive head first into writing about music I personally love. After going berserk for his first release ‘Forget’ (4AD Records - 2010), I wasn’t sure if I would be able to love the follow-up as much. Fortunately/Unfortunately, after several listens to ‘Confess’, I now have to trick myself into listening to anything else besides it these days.
Topspin Creative Services ran the ticketing campaign for the ‘Ton-up Tour’ which has kicked off recently and is currently cruising around the country. While on tour, fans can participate in a really cool contest the Twin Shadow team has cooked up. I learned of this when they sent their fan email via Topspin last week. Here are the details:
HOW TO ENTER:
During each show of the North American Ton Up Tour, make sure you stop by the merch table. There will be a life-size Twin Shadow cut-out nearby. All you have to do is take a photo with the cut- out, upload it to the Twin Shadow Facebook page and don’t forget to tag yourself.
Each of four winners chosen will receive an exclusive Twin Shadow Jacket, as featured in the ‘Patient’ video. Be creative and have fun!
The response so far has been pretty amazing. Right off the bat, someone STOLE the cut-out, eliciting @TheTwinShadow’s sense of humor before the cut-out was delivered back from the fan WITH a badass video for a song off ‘Confess’ featuring… the cut-out, of course. I also happen to think this fan photo submission is pretty hilarious, note the caption:
Finally, here is the full album stream so you can hear for yourself about why this 80’s kid (me) is so crazy for this music. Good luck with the contest, too!
Yours in music,