6/20: Random winner chosen. You’ve got mail, CJ.
Last week, reader KathyP scored an autographed copy of the new Chuck Mead album Journeyman’s Wager. I’m a big fan of that album, so I encourage anyone interested to pick up a copy from Amazon or your other music store of choice and get listening.
This week, the good people at Milan Records have provided a copy of the new album from The Devil Makes Three, Do Wrong Right. If you’ve been paying attention, you can probably guess that I’m pretty excited about this one. I was already evangelizing for it before the record company got in touch with me, so I’m glad that they want to give you the chance to hear it too.
Early last month, I wrote of the album:
More than anything else, this record has finally captured the vitality of the trio, an electrifying quality most obviously on display in some of its lighter fare. “Gracefully Facedown” (alcoholism never sounded so good) and “Do Wrong Right” are both quirky, good-humored party songs, but neither can beat “For Good Again” for utter charm. The tale of a ragtag bunch of buddies who decide to start up their own band, it features some of the most hilarious lyrics you’ll find this side of Todd Snider and John Prine.
Then I took to The 9513, where I chose Do Wrong Right as my Staff Pick of April:
I have to give the nod for April to The Devil Makes Three, whose latest sounds like a breakthrough album. A vintage mixture of string band, ragtime, folk and blues shot through with a youthful vitality, this could be the soundtrack to your next tipsy night on the town. Fans of Justin Townes Earle and Old Crow Medicine Show are particularly advised to pick this one up posthaste.
Farce the Music liked it too, so I guess I’m in pretty good company.
To enter for a chance to win a copy of the album (and hear what all the fuss is about), just comment with the name of a band or artist that you’ve discovered recently. I figure The Devil Makes Three will probably be pretty new to most readers, so this is just a way of finding out what else you’ve had your ears on lately.
Comments will be accepted through Friday, then a winner will be chosen at random. We’ll jump right into the next giveaway on Saturday, so keep reading for more chances to win good stuff.