Ho ho ho, Merry DiSmas!
Whilst listageddon churns along with DiS revealing its favourite albums of the year, as well as things like our most read features and wotnot, it means that it's also time for our annual 12 days of giveaways. Bookmark this page, and keep an eye on facebook.com/drownedinsound and follow @drownedinsound on Twitter for updates.
We will have giveaways from RDIO, Drag City, various artists and other things. PLUS if you enter any of our competitions, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a huge box filled with most of DiS' favourite albums of the year, plus stickers, posters and anything else we can fit in.
All of these competitions close at midday on January 14th (we've extended this date due to delays). You may enter all of the competitions once via DiS, and also once via social media if you fancy upping your chances.
Day 10: NYE
For today's DiSmas giveaway, we have a pair of the hottest tickets in London town for the Ultimate Power vs Guilty Pleasures NYE party.
To enter, simply comment on the event's poster over on our Facebook page and name three tracks you'll be listening to to get in the mood for your big night out?
Comp closes at 7pm tonight (Sunday 30th Dec 2012), and a winner will be selected at random by DiS' editor.
Day 9: BJORK
After a little festive break, our giveaways continue with a set of Bjork Biophilia remixes. To enter, simply tell us in the comments section below or over on our Facebook page:
What was your favourite remix or mixtape of 2012?
Here's what the prize looks like.
Day 8: RDIO
Today we're giving away 5 subscriptions to music streaming service RDIO. All you need to do is sign-up for a 7-day free trial and make us an RDIO playlist featuring some of your favourite songs of the year. If you're in need of inspiration, DiS' Editor has made a playlist for you here. Plus you'll find plenty to inspire your picks in our Best of 2012 area of the site.
Once you've made your playlist, share it in the comments section below or over on our Facebook page.
Day 7: Discovery of 2012
We have a set of Blondes 12"s and the album on CD to give away, for those of you who would like to share with us the names of some artists you discovered via DiS (or elsewhere) in 2012. Enter here or on the DiS boards here.
Day 6: Video of the Year
Day 5: ...Trail of Dead Lost Songs Giveaway
Sir Paul McCartney will tonight front Nirvana?! Share your punniest headlined for this story and you could win a copy of Trail of Dead's Lost Songs.
Day 4: Fiona Apple Idler Wheel... Giveaway
We've been given some copies of Fiona's new album to give away. All we need to know is the answer to the following question:
In which position did the album place in our favourite albums of 2012 list?
You can enter below or over on our Facebook.
Day 3: Chromatics Kill for Love Giveaway
Today we're giving away a copy of Kill for Love on vinyl, plus a limited edition t-shirt and for two runner's up we have copies of the record on CD. All you need to do is answer the following question in the comments section below or over on our Instagram and/or Facebook:
Which label released Kill for Love?
Day 2: My Bloody Valentine Giveaway
This year, the DiS community held a poll to find out what their collective favourite record was. It came as no big surprise when _Loveless topped the list. Although, perhaps it was helped a little by the fact that the record, as well as Isn't Anything and the EPs & Rarities collection had recently been re-released and re-appraised by the DiS team in great depth. Yesterday, we were thrilled to hear the news that they will return to the stage in 2013 and posted our interview with Debbie Googe.
Today's competition prize then, is a set of the MBV re-issues (pictured below) and to win them, all you need to do is share your predictions of what DiS' top 5 LPs of 2012 will be when we reveal the last part of the list later today.
Check back tomorrow for the next competition...
Day 1: Mute Records Giveaway
Our friends at Mute have provided us with a bounty of vinyl, including Liars new album WIXIW plus their first three albums (They Threw Us In A Trench & Put A Monument On Top, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned and Drum’s Not Dead) also all on vinyl. PLUS a signed copy of Yeasayer's new record Fragrant World and if that wasn't enough, Mute are going to thrown Grinderman's remix album, on vinyl too.
To enter, simply comment below with the correct word that fills in following blank:
The plural of vinyl is ......... ?
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