Update: The contest is now over! We’ll be selecting and contacting winners throughout the day, so keep an eye on your inbox. If you don’t hear from us, we’re truly sorry, but we hope to see you at the show anyway.
There’s only one week left until the release of Alt-J’s latest album, This Is All Yours, and our thirst has never been stronger. The British band has been drip-feeding singles and videos from the LP all summer, including the Cyrus-sampling “Hunger of the Pine” and the gendered videos for “Every Other Freckle,” which we’ve included below, along with the Spotify stream of the album itself. Now that our excitement has reached a fever pitch, it seems like a perfectly fitting time to announce that we’re hosting an Alt-J live set on October 1 at Lido in Berlin, and we’re giving away 50×2 free tickets to the event. The raffle starts today and ends on the 22—the day before the album drops—and you can enter using the form below. And if you’re not in Berlin, fear not—we’ll be recording the set for EB.TV.
Countless small record labels that are distributed by PIAS have suffered potentially devastating losses in a warehouse fire at Sony’s distribution centre in North London. SonyDADC handles distribution for PIAS, who in turn supply records from the likes of 20:20Vision, 4AD, Warp, Border Community, Brownswood and Buzzin’ Fly to independent retailers across the country.
The building was set alight during the disturbances that have taken place in London over the last three days. Many musicians, artists and label owners have taken to social networks to express their dismay at the situation, with some saying that this could send already struggling independent retails out of business.
A video of the fire can be seen over at the BBC.