The ‘Gum Drop Volume XXI: Hear New Eels, Win A Skateboard And Serj Tankian Swag

The Eels showed up as this week’s ‘Gum Drop with “I Want To Project You,” a previously unreleased tune from Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities And Unreleased. Useless? No way. On top of it being a catchy little gem, main man E also gave us his thoughts behind the song’s chivalrous statement of intent. You can read his words and listen to his song here.

E is for Eels

On top of E’s protective services, we’re offering one grand prize winner the chance to skate away with a Freebord snowboarding-style skateboard, a Serj Tankian tee, and the System Of A Down frontman’s debut solo album Elect The Dead. Three runners-up each pocket the CD. Want to see what a snowboard-cum-skate looks like? Image after the kickflip.

Still unsure? Click here and/or watch the demo. This particular model comes with S2 bindings (that’s skate speak). So, what’s all of this have to do with Serj? Topically, he makes funny faces when he sings in that kick-ass way of his and we make funny faces when we skate, but more importantly, Serj is big into the alt sports/X-Games world. (If you don’t believe us about those faces, check out the video for the adrenaline-rushed “Empty Walls”). For more info on the new album Elect The Dead head to Serj’s MySpace. Here, he’s leaning against a purposefully not-so-empty wall.

We’d love to skate that wall. Enter now and you could do just that (albeit, maybe not on the exact same wall). Remember, one grand prize winner gets the board and all the Tankian goodies and three runners each take home a copy of Elect. Also, last week’s giveaway is still open, so if you want yourself a hand-screened Killers tie, here’s your chance.

CONTEST ENDS 02/06/08 AT 12PM EST.