The ‘Gum Drop LXXXV: Hear New Blank Dogs, Win A Turntable & Passion Pit Prize Pack

Incorporating a few releases with relatively bigger labels into his extensive discography of limited-edition 12″‘s, 7″‘s, etc., Brooklyn BTW Blank Dogs is quite literally getting easier to watch. See, for instance, the forthcoming In The Red-imprinted Under And Under which includes 20 new lo-fi hits (15 on the CD) and also finds Mr. Blank Dogs opening up his bedroom and collaborating with outside musicians like Crystal Stilts and Vivian Girls on his murky new wave. As you’ll note via the above image, he’s also removed the mask, but thankfully, the submerged melodies remain just as shadowy. As do his responses to our questions about Under’s “Tin Birds,” the immediately catchy song that premiered in this week’s Drop: Listen for clues. Under And Under is out 5/26 via In The Red.

This time through, we also offered the chance to win an Audio-Technica Turntable plus Passion Pit’s Manners on vinyl and a limited-edition Manners poster.

This week we have an extremely functional prize: One winner nabs a AT-PL50 Turntable and a copy of Passion Pit’s debut album Manners with a limited edition Passion Pit poster, all courtesy of Insound. (The poster/CD combo’s an Insound Exclusive.) With its built-in switchable phono preamp, the AT-PL50 may be connected directly to your computer, home stereo and to other components that have no dedicated turntable input. It looks like this:

Some features:

  • Fully automatic operation
  • 2 speeds – 33-1/3 and 45 RPM
  • Professional aluminum platter
  • Switchable pre-amp
  • Integral Dual Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus
  • Balanced tone arm with soft damping control
  • Easily-accessible front controls

You already know about Passion Pit. The Manners album cover and poster are pretty different, but oddly aesthetically complementary. Contrast/compare. The album:

The poster:

One winner gets it all, but you need to enter to win. There’s also still time to win last week’s prize, Jane’s Addiction’s A Cabinet Of Curiosities box.

CONTEST ENDS 05/06/09 AT 12PM EST.