CONTEST! WIN an ALPHABET BACKWARDS PRIZE PACK!

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Are you looking for a cool gift to give yourself for the Holiday Season? Look no further than our cooler-than-cool contest for a BRILLIANT up and coming indie pop band by the name of ALPHABET BACKWARDS. We are giving away an awesome prize package, to not one but TWO lucky winners! One for the ladies, one for the gents. Both will receive an ALPHABET BACKWARDS tee shirt of our color choosing, a tote bag and a copy of the band’s new EP, The British Explorer.

Watch their infectious video for “Taller,” below:

Alphabet Backwards’ ethos is simple: to champion the noble art of Pop music, dancing all the way. It’s infectiously catchy music that puts a smile on your face. It’s a summery, joyous, happy-go-lucky affair, punctuated with an irresistible synth buzz and hooks aplenty – after all, pop is not a dirty word.
The British Explorer EP marks the band’s first recordings with Highline Records. The album was mixed at Press Play Studio with Andy Ramsay (Stereolab) and additional strings were recorded at Marlborough Farm in Brooklyn with Kyle Forester of Crystal Stilts and Gary Olson of The Ladybug Transistor.

To WIN one of these great packages, please e-mail us with your FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, ADDRESS AND TEE SHIRT SIZE at ModernMysteryBlog@yahoo.com. Please put “ALPHABET BACKWARDS” in the title. Entries close on Friday, December 16th at 11:59pm.

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YACHT Remixes ‘Fruitcake’ By The Superions


Fred Schneider, frontman of the B-52s, and his group The Superions, have released a Christmas album, titled Destination Christmas. This hilarious album debuted #13 on Billboard Magazine’s Top Comedy Albums chart. Out of respect for The Superions, Portland duo YACHT have remixed the song “Fruitcake” for your listening pleasure.

  The Superions – Fruitcake yacht remix by nmcollins

The Gorillaz Play Santa

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Some people believe that giving is better than receiving. It seems that Damon Albarn is firmly in this camp. Gorillaz fans got the gift of a brand new album for free on Christmas morning.

Nothing better than some shiny new tunes for the holidays. The album was written and recorded entirely on an iPad (a crazy feat in itself) while the band was on tour.

The band released all sorts of artwork and wallpaper for the new album on the days prior to Christmas. You should check it out, there’s probably something up there right now.