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Amie Street Giveaway #2: Princeton – Bloomsbury EP

First, we want to say thank you to the three entrants of our contest from this past week for the Bridges and Tunnels EP from The Static Jacks.  Since we’re generous guys, and because it was our first giveaway, we’re giving all three a copy.  We asked you all to tell us about the issue most dear to their hearts, and here are the answers we got:

Roskoe: Alternative Energy

Mark (1): Instant Runoff Voting

Mark (2): I can’t summarize it in two or three words. Click his name to see what he said.

This morning is our second giveaway – the Bloomsbury EP from the band Princeton.  And before you get any ideas, we won’t be as generous this week as last, so make sure to enter for a chance to win.

Released nearly a year ago, the Bloomsbury EP is comprised of four songs – each focusing on a different member of the influential Bloomsbury Group from London in the early 1900s.  Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, and Lytton Strachey are all represented (in that order), each with an upbeat slice of twee pop.

Sonically, think of the upbeat songs from Belle & Sebastian.  From those, narrow it down to the ones where Stuart Murdoch takes lead vocals.  (I’ve got “Women’s Realm” in my head, even though he doesn’t sing lead on the whole song.)  And if you can do that, you’ve nailed this band.  It’s not anything earth-shattering, or loud and intrusive, but it’s thirteen minutes that are perfect for the sunshine.

Princeton has a few summer dates lined up, mostly on the Left Coast, so if you’re out that way, be sure to check them out.

Download one of the songs below, stream another one, check out the video for ‘The Waves,’ purchase the whole thing over at Amie Street, and/or leave a comment for your chance to win a copy for yourself from us.

To win the EP, leave us a description of the song that you think best accompanies summer/the sun, along with an e-mail address where you can be reached.  It’s that simple.  We’ll pick our favorite, or the only person who takes the time to indulge us, and send the schwag.

Princeton – Leonard Woolf from Bloomsbury EP

Princeton – The Waves (mp3) from Bloomsbury EP

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  • I choose The Waves because the sun is a giant ball of gas that turns water into gas via evaporation, so in a way they are related.

  • Andy

    It didn’t have to be one of the songs by the band. It can be any song you want, in case you want to put something else up.

  • Ok well my previous answer was pretty awesome, but I still think I’ll change it to OPM’s “Heaven is a Half-Pipe,” reasons being:

    1. WBER played it constantly the summer before I moved to college.
    2. Summer is really the only time you can skate around this latitude.
    3. It’s hilarious – “Heaven would be just sitting back with Jesus packing my bong.”
    4. I agree with pretty much the whole thing.

  • Oyn

    Leave the Dance Behind by Zombie Disco Squad vs Swedish House Mafia

    Because it makes me think of going to dance clubs in the city on warm summer nights and then leaving while sweaty and that air is very cool.

  • Lillian

    I choose All Time Low’s new single, Weightless. It’s just such an upbeat song and it really embodies the essence of summer (“I wanna feel reckless; I wanna live it up just because; I wanna feel weightless, cause that would be enough”). Not only does it have a positive feel to it (“Maybe it’s not my weekend but it’s gonna be my year”), but it also has such a summery feel to it, telling people to get out, have fun, and live life before it’s too late and you’re running out of time–basically, make the most out of every second of your life.

  • I blogged about your contest

  • Andy

    Thanks Renee. We appreciate that.