The ‘Gum Drop LXIV: Hear New Twilight Sad, Win A Monkey: Journey To The West Boxset

The economy’s been tricky everywhere, even Scrooge McDuck’s homeland, so when the Twilight Sad went on tour with fellow Scots Mogwai, they put together the Goo-referencing The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents And Hit The Road, a limited-edition collection of covers, live tracks, and instrumentals to help fund the trip. The quartet takes on the Smiths, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Joy Division via Closer’s “Twenty Four Hours,” which shows up as this week’s Drop. We asked guitarist Andy MacFarlane about his band’s Ian Curtis impression: Read his responses and take a listen.

By the by, The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents And Hit The Road is available for pre-order via the FatCat USA webstore.

In this week’s Drop, we also offered the chance to win a limited-edition Monkey: Journey To The West vinyl boxset designed by Gorillaz’s Jamie Hewlett.

From classy openings at opera houses around the world to the BBC commissioning a Hewlett/Albarn reprise (Journey To The East) for their 2008 Summer Olympics Coverage, we’ve kept you updated about the Monkey: Journey To The West project, involving Gorillaz collaborators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in the classic tale of a Monkey King approaching monkey enlightenment one monkey day at a time. Now we have a limited-edition Monkey deluxe vinyl box set for one Stereogum reader. It’s a select item that retails for $500. Learn more in this educational video:

If you’re more the reading type, here’s goes:

A beautifully produced collectors item, this hand-made gold-foiled box includes a super-heavyweight 200-gram vinyl double album pressed on the classic EMI 1400. Crafted by The Vinyl Factory, the Deluxe Vinyl Box Set also includes an exclusive over-sized Jamie Hewlett art poster and a 68-page booklet featuring original drawings, lyrics and interviews.

The still images:

One winner gets the set, but you have to enter to win. Speaking of winning animated animals, there’s also still time to win that Hello Kitty Fender guitar: sign up here.

CONTEST ENDS 12/10/08 AT 12PM EST.