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CONTEST - Win a Chad VanGaalen CD and TIX

Posted by Jer / September 29, 2008

Chad VanGaalen is one talented dude. He not only makes gorgeous, layered, smart and introspective indie-folk, he dabbles in drawing and animation in his spare time. He does most of the cover art for his albums, and for his latest disc, Soft Airplane, he's even self-produced a few music videos to accompany it. He probably sneezes and art comes out.

But don't take my word for it. We've got 3 copies of his CD to giveaway, and the grand-prize winner will also get a pair of tickets to see Chad at Pop Montreal on Friday, Oct. 3 and a free Women CD (also on the bill that night). This is in addition to the two copies we are giving away in the Pop Preview Podcast. Full contest details after the jump.

Chad VanGaalen is also one messed up dude. I think it's all that time spent alone in his studio making music and art. His new CD is mostly about death, dying, and other bleak topics, but he serves up his insights in a way that is always musically uplifting.

But don't take my word for it. Check out the video below. Be warned; it's pretty disturbing and will likely offend the faint of heart. So here's the contest part. If you had to name the two old men characters in the video (pictured in the still frame below) , what would you call them (i.e. Grumpy and SirBleedsAlot)?

I'll pick the 3 best posts, those that make me laugh despite how depressing the video is, and each one will receive a FREE COPY of Soft Airplane. The best one will have their choice between a VINYL or CD copy of the album. They'll also receive a copy of the new WOMEN album (cd or vinyl), and a PAIR of TICKETS to see Chad VanGaalen and Women at Pop Montreal.

Chad VanGaalen with Women and Julie Doiron
@ Ukrainian Federation
Friday, Oct. 3


photo of chad finally getting outside taken by marc rimmer and found on his killbeat press page.



l-bomb / September 29, 2008 at 10:58 pm
whew, that video is pretty intense. it must not be an easy life being chad vangaalen, i bet he has terrible nightmares.

peter the lecherous organ-grabber and eustice i. bleed

(get it, eye bleed...?)
Sarah / September 29, 2008 at 11:00 pm
Love that sneezing line. :)
Alexandra / September 30, 2008 at 01:07 am
Dead muscular body floating up the cliff is actually pretty funny.
jf / September 30, 2008 at 11:51 am
It makes me think of the last time i pull off my lower lids while kissing my bestfriend sister. A taste of white cheddar kraft dinner and cream soda.
Julia / September 30, 2008 at 07:00 pm
Shraegus and Taegit
Alexandra / September 30, 2008 at 09:13 pm
albert eyestein and spongebobbloodysockets
Patricia / October 2, 2008 at 09:49 am
Sir Throbbin MacTail-Bobbin and his longer-nosed sidekick, Hanilva "Hound" Panissmer The Third.
stinkypants / October 2, 2008 at 11:24 am
Jeff and Frank
D / October 2, 2008 at 11:50 am
Stephen Harper and Wife
Jer / October 5, 2008 at 02:51 pm
Thanks to everyone for playing. After careful deliberation, I'm pleased to announce the following winners.

L-bomb (grand prize)
Stinky pants

I'll be emailing you soon to let you know about your prizes.

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