TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Pink Vinyl for National Breast Cancer Awareness

As TVD’s Jon Pacella noted well over a year ago, “There seems to be a bit of a musical civil war going on in America. The terms have been made clear, the battle lines have been drawn, and the armies have amassed.

The battle rages over country music, and the sides couldn’t be more different. On one side, you have the shallow, commercialized pop country, basically composed of love songs with an added occasional twang, or blathering about beer, trucks, or pretty girls in tight shorts. The opposing side is deep-rooted and a bit rougher around the edges. You won’t see them topping the country charts or appearing in beer commercials, and they are determined to “put the “o” back in country,” as Shooter Jennings so eloquently put it.

What you will get, in the case of someone like Sturgill Simpson, is truth. Truth about alcoholism, truth about the struggles of getting through hard times, and truth about drugs, for better or worse.”

And currently it doesn’t seem much of a leap at all given Simpson’s empathy for stories of struggle and survival for him to have lent his critically lauded 2014 release, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music to the pink vinyl treatment for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He’s joined by a number of performers who “last year helped raise $30,000 for Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers.”

“[RED] releases its second annual run of limited edition copies of pink vinyl for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) from Run The Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Ingrid Michaelson, Joey Bada$$, Between The Burried and Me, Chet Faker, Clutch, Al Green, Pierce The Veil, and Primus. The exclusive Ten Bands One Cause releases are available for purchase at retailers nationwide, wherever vinyl is sold, and proceeds sponsor Gilda’s Club NYC.

Over a year ago, RED teamed up with some of its premiere label partners and artists to create and launch Ten Bands One Cause. The program, which included limited pink vinyl from notables like Against Me!, Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell, Lucius, Temples and others, raised nearly $30,000 in 2014 for Gilda’s Club NYC.

Gilda’s Club NYC is innovative cancer support organization founded in 1995 by psychotherapist Joanna Bull, Gene Wilder, Mandy Patinkin, Joel Siegel, and other generous individuals, in memory of SNL vet/ actor/ comedienne, Gilda Radner, who passed away in 1989 from cancer.”

Enter to win Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music on pink vinyl for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by citing in the comments below an artist whose release you’d nominate for the 2016 Ten Bands One Cause pink vinyl campaign—and briefly why.

We’ll choose one winner with a North American mailing address a week from today, October 13, 2015. Our winner will be notified directly via email.

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  • Brian McConville

    I’d nominate Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats because I immediately thought of their song last week when someone near and dear to my heart told me that their cancer came back and they needed surgery. All I could think of was, “son of a bitch, give me a drink”.

  • http://www.selfnarrate.com Brandon Telg

    I’d say Kacey Musgraves’ debut album. Why? That way both of the best country albums in recent memory would be a part of Ten Bands One Cause.

  • Jim Hanke

    I would nominate Tig Notaro’s “Live” album where she openly discusses her cancer diagnosis. It did have a picture-disc pressing, but doing this as a pink vinyl next year would be great, as it’s a crucial document that explores stand-up comedy as discussion and catharsis, that can in turn benefit charities directly tied to her plight.

  • Jeff Nolan

    I would nominate Carrie and Lowell By Sufjan Stevens. For one, its a masterpiece that has got me excited about music again. The songwriting is amazing and the production is also top notch (something not often talked about when there is discussion about this album). The story of this somewhat of a concept album is a long one, but relates to this cause somewhat in that his mother recently died of cancer, albeit stomach cancer not breast cancer. it also sounds nice on vinyl.

  • Rick McGowen

    I’d nominate Team Dresch ‘Personal Best, because it kicks ass and I think it’s a seminal record.

  • Alex DeLarge

    i would nominate the ramones first self titled album. it may seem cliche at first but here is a band that 3/4 of the original members all died from cancer. there is no other band who embodies the fighting spirit then the ramones and this album should be the soundtrack to recovery

  • Michael Toth

    I would nominate Carrie and Lowell by Sufjan Stevens. It’s power reveals itself more and more on repeat listens and I’ve never felt such empathy while listening to music.

  • andy

    Torres’ Spinter: Her album is full of heart wrenching moments with her howl and pure emotion this album is ripe for the reissue for one cause from the pain and emotion which is felt while listening to Torres.

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