Miami pop trio the Postmarks are releasing a covers collection next month. Covers are nothing new, but the band takes it 12 steps further: By-The-Numbers collects the dozen songs from their monthly cover series, each track including a different number in the title/lyrics, the album progressing from one (“One Note Samba”) to 12 (“Pinball Number Count“). In this week’s Drop, we brought you number 11, a great cover of Blondie’s “11:59.” We asked Postmark Christopher Moll about the project and the song as well as other number songs they considered tackling, but didn’t. Take a look/listen. By the way, By-The-Numbers is out 11/11 on Unfiltered.
In the ‘Gum Drop, we also offered the chance to win the complete of Montreal Skeletal Lamping collection.
One lucky person gets everything: A t-shirt (you pick the design), a tote bag (ditto) plus the actual ‘Gum approved Skeletal Lamping CD, LP, wall decals, lantern, and button set. That’s more of Montreal gear than even Kevin Barnes owns. This is what it looks like in a bedroom setting:
And, the individual pieces.
You can see the lantern and the walls decals in the room pic above. We’ve spoken about the Skeletal Lamping collection in the past, if you need more angles. Or, you can go to Polyvinyl for more closeups. Note: On top of all this merchandising, the band headed out on tour yesterday. Check out the dates at of Montreal’s MySpace.
CONTEST ENDS 10/22/08 AT 12PM EST.