Friday, December 17, 2010
Alcopop! and Big Scary Monsters have released a joint compilation 'We Ruined his Birthday with An Invisible Balloon' featuring Tellison, Johnny Foreigner, Kevin Devine, Tall Ships, Stagecoach, Talons and more!
2010 has been a good year for both Alcopop! and Big Scary Monsters. Nah – scrap that… It’s been a great year… Coming off the back of proud histories, indie sensibilities and bags of passion and potential, this compilation showcases the highlights, and hints of more to come…
Available in a ‘pay what you want’ format from the BSM Bandcamp site and currently on the frontpage of iTunes alongside (ahem…) Olly Murs and Rihanna, the CD is also available from both webshops for just £2 with any other purchase with hand-made, rip open card case artwork. Included with each physical order is a prize (all sealed up) – ranging from naked photos of Tall Ships to a date with Gareth of My First Tooth fame, with every BSM/PoP release of 2011 the top win!
100 releases old and counting, BSM has shared their year with the likes of Andrew WK, Tellison and Walter Schreifels – spanning Europe and America on tour, and breaking the cream of new acts… Meanwhile, Alcopop has worked with the resurgent Johnny Foreigner, Stagecoach and plenty of other stunning bands across the scene… Not to mention releasing a treasure map/bottle and burger/menu compilation described by the NME as “the coolest compilations ever”. And it’s all available for a quid…
1. Tellison – Edith Wharton
2. Stagecoach – Hieroglyphics
3. Kevin Devine – She Stayed As Steam
4. The Attika State – Sounds of the Stereo
5. Hold Your Horse Is – Welcome to Obscurity
6. Johnny Foreigner – Who Needs Comment Boxes When You've Got Knives
7. Talons – In the Shadow of Our Stilted Homes
8. Ute – Innocent Tailor
9. Tall Ships – Plate Tectonics
10. Screaming Maldini – As Dew In Aprille
11. Mimas – La Moustache Formidable
12. My First Tooth – Dubrovnik
13. Walter Schreifels – Open Letter to the Scene
14. Jumping Ships – The Matterhorn
Buy 'We Ruined His Birthday With An Invisible Balloon' from Bandcamp or www.bsmrocks.com, or www.ilovealcopop.co.uk. For full prize list see HERE.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 12:46 PM