Cymbals Eat Guitars Sweepstakes

If you enjoyed Lenses Alien’s 8 mnute Polvo-meets-shoegaze opener “Rifle Sight (Proper Name)” and the shorter but no less ambitious “Definite Darkness,” you definitely want Cymbals Eat Guitars’ entire John Agnello-produced sophomore LP when it’s out 8/30. Today we’re giving away a unique prize package that includes not just the album, but a whole bunch of limited edition swag including a custom guitar pedal.

One of you lucky readers will receive:

  • Lenses Alien on four formats: CD, LP, MP3 and FLAC
  • Lenses Alien LP test pressing
  • Lenses Alien limited-edition cassette
  • Limited edition t-shirt
  • Two buttons
  • A unique (only twenty exist!) guitar pedal created by the band. Info & video below.

The smallsound/bigsound Poly-Grace is a mystery fuzz pedal with highly interactive controls that can create a variety of damaged sounds. Easily achievable “tame” fuzz tones give way to unpredictable sonic behaivior with the flick of a switch or the twist of a knob: heavy psych bass fuzz tones, shoegaze textures, volume swells, octave jumping, weird gurgles and buzzsaw sustain…

For the technically-minded, the Poly-Grace is an interesting pedal; it contains a bypass-able transistor fuzz section, a unique IC fuzz section as the heart of the circuit and a push-pull output stage with selectable voltage – making it a mini-amplifier in itself that will power a speaker! Plug it into a 4 or 8 ohm speaker cab for amplification from speaking to shouting volume suitable for studio recording or just playing at home. The circuit reacts slightly differently whether being used as a speaker driver or as a pedal… so experiment!

Pretty cool. All you have to do to enter is (1) be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook, and (2) comment with your favorite Cymbals Eat Guitars song via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). We’ll pick a winner from the comments posted here, at random. Deadline to enter is 8/29 at 5:30PM EST. Have your comment logged by then, and you’re in.

Comments (252)
  1. Some Trees (Merrit Moon)

  2. And The Hazy Sea

  3. Living North

  4. Living North

  5. Definite Darkness

  6. I’m actually liking Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name) better than anything on the first album so I’m going with that

  7. Wind Phoenix (Proper Name), definitely.

  8. Cold Spring

  9. and the hazy sea

  10. Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)

  11. And The Hazy Sea

  12. The Living North.

  13. Wind Phoenix (Proper Name) is a wonderful creation.

  14. Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name) is just plain phenomenal.

  15. Rifle Sight (Proper Name)

  16. Cold Spring. I am bear mountain, I am entering orbit.

  17. Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)

  18. wind phoenix (proper name)

  19. And the Hazy Sea

  20. Wind Phoenix (Proper Name) mmmm mmmm good.

  21. and the hazy sea

  22. And the Hazy Sea

  23. The Living North.

  24. Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)

  25. Cold Spring

  26. Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)

  27. Indiana!! Hell yes.

  28. Rifle Sight (Proper Name)

  29. Some Trees (Merritt Moon).

  30. Living North

  31. Cold Spring

  32. Cymbals Eat Guitars! Best band name. I could DEFINITELY use all of that, especially the guitar pedal. I’d have to say my favorite is Cold Spring, with Indiana a close second.

  33. And The Hazy Sea

  34. Like Blood Does

  35. Wind Phoenix, no question. “I am his liver / gray and decaying / my texture’s a sidewalk / and Notre Dame’s playing” – great lyrics.

    Custom guitar pedal = best birthday present my gearhead brother will ever get.

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