The ‘Gum Drop XXXVII: Hear New Indian Jewelry, Win An Eastwood Guitar Signed By Islands

We dug Invasive Exotics, Indian Jewelry’s 2006 long player, but the feedback feels warmer, the structures more assured, expansive, unhinged and less Doors-y/VU-derived on Free Gold!. In fact, even if you didn’t like the Houston crew’s older work, you might find your groove within the excellent murk: For instance, check out Gold standout “Walking On The Water,” which debuted beautifully in this week’s Drop, where we also asked guitarist/vocalist Tex Kerschen about the fuzz-drenched hymn. Should we believe he’s never heard of Jesus & Mary Chain or is that just one of those things? Judge for yourself here. Free Gold! is out 5/20 on We Are Free.

As is our way, we also have a giveaway. This time we’re not fucking around: One winner takes home an Eastwood Airline 3P DLX electric guitar signed by Islands.

This is one gorgeous guitar. More specifically, it’s a black Eastwood AIRLINE 3P DLX, which is valued at $1029. It’s the kind of guitar Nick Thorburn’s been using when not talking about Vampire weekend or vaginas (or, well, rib cages), which explains why Islands, creators of the awesome Arm’s Way, are signing it especially for this Drop.

You know you want to play that thing. Find out more about East Wood guitars and, more specifically, the 3P DLX at their site and MySpace. Singn up to win it now. And, yes, there is still a week to enter and win a signed Superchunk/Arcade Fire “Change Rocks” poster. Enter for that one here.

CONTEST ENDS 05/28/08 AT 12PM EST.