TVD’s 10 Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways: Donovan Quinn, Honky Tonk Medusa

Hey there. We’ve got some more cool vinyl for you to win today! Yes, you’re welcome.

This one comes from 1/2 of what used to be San Francisco duo, The Skygreen Leopards, Donovan Quinn. And this release comes to you from the excellently-curated adventurous music label out of Brooklyn, Northern Spy Records.

On Honky Tonk Medusa you’ll find sapient storytelling, fleshed out with an intriguing array of instrumentation, and well-conceived tunes that take you places.

Raven Sings the Blues puts it quite well here:

“Quinn has truly found his voice this time around, dusty tongued and besieged by the double edges of bittersweet melancholy and sun dappled euphoria that’s always drawn the Leopards close to our hearts. Honky Tonk Medusa shares the summoner’s tale troubadour vibrations that former stagemate James Jackson Toth has employed under the many folds of his Wooden Wand habit proving Quinn to be quite the songwriter in his own right.

There are some surprising moments that really pull the album out to the forefront of Quinn’s work, not the least of which are the eerie Twin Peaks vibes that surface on “My Wife” and the breezy elegance of “Shadow on the Stone.” Its been too long in our opinion since the Leopards have shared a stage but its hard to complain when their side journeys are so enjoyable.”

For your chance to win a copy of Honky Tonk Medusa, comment below and tell us your favorite singer/songwriter.

A winner with a North American mailing address will be selected a week from today, on Tuesday, April 3rd.

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  • Scott

    John Darnielle – Mountain Goats

  • Alan perry

    Mick jagger and Keith Richards

  • fappycat

    Leonard Cohen has always been one of my favorites and equally strong lyrically as musically.

  • ShamanBlues113

    Neil Young for sure!

  • Dnorsen

    There are the obvious ones but then there is Jim Croce who gets overlooked too often.

  • Jie

    Ingrid Michaelson

  • Mike at TVD NYC

    Winner has been notified via email. Thanks for entering!