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. wind phoenix

  2. c-c-c-cold spring

  3. Their cover of Detroit Has a Skyline from the first AV Club Undercover series.

  4. And the Hazy Sea

  5. …And the Hazy Sea

  6. Some Trees (Merritt Moon)

  7. Definite Darkness, without a doubt, brings a bit of brightness into my day

  8. Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)

  9. cold cpring

  10. Cold Spring

  11. definite darkness.

  12. Living North.

  13. Some Trees (Merritt Moon)

  14. …And the Hazy Sea is pretty righteous

  15. And the Hazy Sea

  16. Wind Phoenix

  17. Definite Darkness

  18. And The Hazy Sea

  19. Some Trees (Merrit Moon) for sure.
    PS: NnnnnnNNNNNNNnnnnNNNNN

  20. Cold Spring!!!

  21. Definite Darkness I will say.
    I was blown away.

  22. Rifle Sight (Proper Name)

  23. Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)

  24. and the hazy sea

  25. …And the Hazy Sea

  26. And The Hazy Sea

  27. And the Hazy Sea

  28. Sheesh, that is a VERY difficult choice. perhaps “share” or “Cold Spring.” I Love you.

  29. So I’m the winner. Yes?

  30. Cold spring!

  31. Wind Phoenix

  32. Wind Phoenix

  33. And The Hazy Sea!

  34. and the hazy sea…

  35. Plainclothes

  36. Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)

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