Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Download: Je Suis France -- "Je Suis France Is Playing At My House"
While not formally streeting until next Tuesday, May 29th, Je Suis France's third LP and ultimate HammJamm, Afrikan Majik, can actually be ordered today. I know, I know, it's almost too much to handle. Now take a deep breath and gird up your loins for what I'm about to tell you, because that, my friend, is not all. If you direct your web browser on over to Antenna Farm's France pre-order page and do the right thing by ordering your copy now, you will receive a username and password from the East Bay's finest enabling you to download the entirety of The France's performance at Twilight Delirium 8 for free! Blau. If you needed any extra motivation to get on with it and order Afrikan Majik, this oughta do it for you. I was there; I went down on one knee twice (which may or may not be as nasty as it sounds); it was a fantastic, sloppy, drunken evening as the track above will attest. Essentially, we're dealing with the single most important document of rockin' in the free world ever, and it's free.
Further, Je Suis France is also gonna be running a little contest for the "Je Suis France Party Pack". The winner gets: a copy of everything the band has released (that's three LPs and something like 18 EPs people), a night of drinking with the band in Lexington, Kentucky (see the date below, travel not provided), and an autographed back tattoo of the Darkness Dead Head shirt that is currenty in the design phase (also to be paid for by the recipient). All you have to do to win the Party Pack is create the cover for Je Suis France's next EP. Much like The Highlander, there can be only one. The band will choose the winning EP cover themselves. You can get a feel for what The France might be looking for, and what you might win, by headin' on over to their EP page at Nokahoma Records. For now, there's no official repository for entries into the contest, so send your submissions to thecropper(at)teamclermont.com and we'll be sure to get them to the band.
What's more, starting in July you can get your France in the flesh at any of the following locations on the corresponding date:
July 14: Atlanta - the Drunken Unicorn
July 15: North Carolinaesque - TBA
July 16: Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
July 17: Boston - Great Scott
July 18: New York - Cake Shop
July 19: Washington DC - DC Nine
July 20: Lexington, KY - The Icehouse
July 21: Athens, GA - Caledonia