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CONTEST: Win Sally Seltmann Tix

Posted by Jer / June 13, 2010

20100613sallys.jpg Sally Seltmann is an ultra-talented singer songstress from Australia who is criminally underrated (at least in this hemisphere). She's the songwriting genius behind Feist's massively popular 1 2 3 4, but her own gorgeously crafted pop nuggets don't seem to get the same kind of attention. We here at MP are going to try and change that by giving away a free pair of tickets to Seltmann's show this Thursday (June 17). Check out the full post for details on how to enter.

Seltmann is in town to launch her infectiously energetic new album, Heart That's Pounding. Like her previous efforts, this album is full of deception. She's got a knack for catchy melodies and the songs seem like throwaway sugary pop on first listen. But the production decisions and instrument selections force the audio equivalent of a double-take. Take "Happy" or "Dream About Changing"...they both cruise along like your average radio hit, but they really get going when layer upon layer of percussion, background vocals and other miscellaneous oddities (a chorus of church bells closes the title track) enter in the mix. Seltmann is married to Darren Seltmann of The Avalanches, so maybe his help in the studio keeps her quirkiness front and center. Whatever the cause, the result is a sunny, warm and surprising album that will melt your heart.

Although the new album is Seltmann's 3rd full length, it's the first bearing her own name. Previously, she's performed under a stage moniker. Which brings us to our contest: If you want to win a free pair of tickets to see Sally Seltmann this Thursday, June 17 at Le Cagibi, post a comment below and tell me what other name she went by before this year. If you don't know, Google does. But Google can't win the tickets.

Contest closes at midnight on Tuesday June 15, at which point I'll do a draw of all eligible entries. The winner will be notified on Wednesday. Extra special thanks to Canvas Media and Seltmann's label here, Arts & Crafts (sheesh, yet another gem in that label's roster).

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Discussion

15 Comments

Anastas / June 13, 2010 at 11:01 pm
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New Buffalo!
I'd love to go see her perform.
Samuel / June 13, 2010 at 11:43 pm
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New Buffalo
I'd love to go see her perform too! She's awesome!
Samuel / June 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm
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New Buffalo
I'd love to go see her perform too! She's awesome! samugo23@hotmail.com
JGencher / June 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm
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New Buffalo. Thanks if I win!
AKF / June 14, 2010 at 10:11 am
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New Buffalo - have the albums! I'm from brisbane (australia) and i saw her live there, she is great!
Simon / June 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm
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New Buffalo! So good!
isabelle / June 14, 2010 at 01:56 pm
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She is the artist formerly known as New Buffalo!
Charles / June 15, 2010 at 09:38 am
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New Buffalo!
punctumproximum@hotmail.com
Jer / June 16, 2010 at 02:05 pm
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Wow. I'm happy to see that Sally/New Buffalo isn't as under-appreciated as I thought. You Montrealers have good tastes.

Thanks to everyone for entering. Unfortunately, I only had one pair of tickets to give away. After a stressful randomized post-it note selection process, I'm happy to announce the winner is:

@Charles Nakhleh

Again, thanks to all who entered. Keep your eyes peeled for more Poutine-based giveaways.
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