TVD Vinyl Giveaway:
A 30th Century Records Vinyl Bundle

Record labels often get a bad rap when it comes to artist relations and development—but when the label head is a respected artist and musician himself, fine work flourishes. Such is the case with 30th Century Records, helmed by Brian Burton, who you know as the multi-talented Danger Mouse.

To introduce new ears to the his new efforts, we have the label sampler 30th Century Records, Volume 1, including The Arcs (The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach’s side band), Autolux, Sam Cohen, and more—and Autolux’s 7″ “Change My Head” / “Soft Scene” vinyl bundle to mail out to 2 winners. 

“In partnership with Columbia Records, world-renowned artist, songwriter, and producer Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) launched 30th Century Records, releasing Compilation Volume 1 in December 2015. The eleven-track collection is a psychedelic mosaic with international scope, one that touches both future and classic sounds from the sun-drenched shores of Brazil to the murky depths of Glasgow.

It features Dan Auerbach’s blistering riffage in The Arcs and Autolux’s arty experimentalism. There’s Sam Cohen’s rough-hewn authenticity and emotive rockers from newcomers like Nine Pound Shadow and Waterstrider to be enjoyed. Compiled by Danger Mouse himself, this album finds guitar music alive and well from the garage to the depths of space.”

“Listening to an Autolux album has always been like being temporarily transported to an entirely different universe, one where disorientation and intrigue are the dominant forces, and embracing the unfamiliar and mysterious is the best navigational strategy. Pussy’s Dead, the Los Angeles-based trio’s third album and first release in six years, is even more of an immersive sonic experience.

Produced by Boots (Beyonce, Run the Jewels), the foundation of nearly every song consists of tangled sonic collages built around uneasy, beautiful arrangements that approach meaning from seemingly impossible vantage points, yet still register squarely with the listener’s emotions.”

Enter to win 30th Century Records’ 30th Century Records, Volume 1 label sampler and Autolux’s “Change My Head” / “Soft Scene” 7″ by citing in the comments below a handful of artists you’d sign to your own label who fully represent your personal taste.

We’ll choose 2 winners with a North American mailing address (and superb A&R skills) for both the comp and 7″ one week from today, March 4, 2016.

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  • kevwalker

    Thanks for all the great coverage–I really appreciate the writing here more than most places online.

    I’ll throw out a few band names, but it’s a hard task to “fully represent my personal taste”…I guess this is what’s been invading my playlists more than anything else lately:

    Downtown Boys
    Sheer Mag
    Spacin’
    Ultimate Painting
    The Growlers
    The Yolks
    J. Roddy Walston

    Cheers!

  • Adam Godfrey

    If I had a label, I’d be looking for artists like:

    Ty Segall
    Meatbodies
    Woods
    El Huervo
    Slow Moses
    John Carpenter
    Com Truise
    White Denim
    Bass Drum of Death
    The Budos Band

    …just to name a few.

  • Marc

    I would seek artists from the past as well as present. My personal taste runs the gamut of the musical spectrum so do not be alarmed at the list. Please consider the list incomplete.
    Tame Impala, This Mortal Coil, Disclosure, Ghastly City Sleep, Nero, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Kygo, Grizzly Bear, Kraftwerk, High Llamas, Marillion, Sia, Riz Ortolani, Spiritualized, King Crimson, The Fugs, Bernard Herrmann, Richard Wagner, Pet Shop Boys, Underworld, Cocteau Twins, Aretha Franklin, Procol Harem, Tindersticks, James, David Lynch, Knife Party, Kate Bush, Sun Ra, Duncan Sheik and, well, you get the idea …

  • Damon Haley

    If I could have my dream label, I would try to sign the following artists:

    Autolux (guess I’m too late..actually too late on all of these)
    Mini-Mansions
    Jenny Lewis
    Run the Jewels
    Ron Sexsmith
    Legendary Tigerman
    Mickey Avalon
    Jarvis Cocker

  • http://freshfullyrad.com/ Jesse R.

    Hmm, depends on the genre, but some artists I really enjoy would be:

    Massive Attack
    The Black Queen
    Two Fingers
    Phaeleh
    Bonobo
    Tricky
    Giraffage

  • http://www.autohypnosis.net Autohypnosis

    Well, obviously I’d have to steal Autolux from 30th Century. I’d also sign:

    Beach House
    Braids
    Engine Down
    Codeseven
    Denali
    China Drum
    IAMX

    And if I could convince them to reunite, Jellyfish.

  • cora berube

    My label would look really wild…

    The Blood Brothers
    Head Wound City
    The Rapture
    Radio 4
    Track Star
    A Minor Forest
    Lowercase

    I am really loving everyone else’s label! Imagine if we all had a little bit of money and influence. Whew..

  • Shelly Sizemore

    I’d sign the likes of:
    Of Monsters and Men
    Nik West
    Richie Sambora
    Marcus Miller
    Sharon Jones
    Loretta Lynn
    The Vespers
    The Oh Hellos
    Lecrae

    a bunch of rock, blues, soul/funk, and americana bands! I’d definitely try to have a little bit of everything! While these are a bunch of well-knowns, I’d seek out smaller, up and coming ones who’d fit in the scope of it all! 🙂

  • john grayson™

    first thing i would do would be to convince Apes & Androids and Oceansize to reform and sign them both first. here’s my list:

    Apes & Androids
    Oceansize
    Failure
    Big Black Delta (and/or Mellowdrone)
    British Theatre (and/or Mike Vennart)
    Blinker the Star
    Wintersleep
    Death from Above 1979
    MSKTRKRFT
    Cut Chemist
    Jurassic 5

  • Boner_Tron

    My Retinue would be:

    Telepathe (to lay you down and f#ck you up)
    |__| |__| AUTOLUX |__| |__| (because #Pussysdead)
    Red Aunts (to kill some jive-ass roller bitches)
    Bratmobile (to give you brains)
    The Jet Boys (ゴゴゴ-!!!)
    and
    Sleater Kinney (for the cities with no love)

    My label would be like a weird quilt. But totally bad-ass.

  • Alessandro

    If I had a label, I’d be trying to sign acts like
    Lake Street Dive
    Ages and Ages
    Shovels & Rope
    Jeremy Fisher
    and Mavis Staples because every family, even a musical one needs a matriarch!

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