TVD Ticket (& vinyl) Giveaway: Lenorable
at the Black Cat, 2/28

When we last heard from Lenorable in these parts, a Kickstarter was underway to fund their dreams of pressing a 7″ single. Tomorrow night, all things come 360 when the Black Cat hosts said single’s release party—and we’ve got a pair of tickets and that 7″ to put in the hands of one of you.

As the duo of Lisa Reed and Ian Graham told us last September, “Over a year ago we were inspired to put together a concept-album based on three Edgar Allen Poe pieces: The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, and Ligeia. Within a few months we had the songs ready to go, and through some unexpected friend-of-a-friend connections, fell into the engineering arms of the talented Edie Sedgwick.

One day and several mugs of hot green tea at Inner Ear studios later, we had laid down some tracks that would eventually be pulled together as our soon-to-be-released concept EP, The Prince.”

“It’s hard to decipher exactly what drove us to vinyl – whether it was the recognition of the sorry, trampled CDs that had the unfortunate positioning of being under Lisa’s feet in our car, or a yearning to feel the same calming, ritualistic nostalgia with our album being carefully placed on a turntable, as we do with so many of our unhealthily idolized musicians’ – but whatever it was, we knew that wanted our album on a 7”. ”

…and as mentioned, that 7″ makes it’s official debut tomorrow night when Lenorable’s joined by Dangerosa and Last Tide at the Black Cat.

Enter to win The Edgar Allen Poe themed The Prince 7″ (on clear vinyl!) and a pair of tickets to the show by simply telling us your favorite Edgar Allen Poe story or poem—and why—in the comments to this post. Lisa and Ian will choose the most inspired response tomorrow, 2/28 for tickets to that evening’s show and the one winner will return home with The Prince in his or her possession. Contest closes at noon tomorrow – so, …go!

Photo: Nathan Jurgenson Cover art: Lisa Reed

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  • Jill

    I think I will always have a soft spot for Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee.”  To me, the poem’s meaning has evolved with age — when I was younger, it was bright with hopes of an idealistic love, but now it reads much macabre. Still, it is a beautiful poem about a love that, like Poe himself, survives even the grave.

  • comicsgirl

    My favorite Poe story is “The Masque of the Red Death.” For whatever reason, my third grade teacher though it was appropriate to read to a bunch of 8-year-olds on Halloween. I always thought it had a particularly haunting beauty.
    I used to tell people I was going to paint every room of my house a different color, like the Abbey. And while I don’t do it as often as I used to (probably thankfully for everyone around me), I quite often refer to events as being “just like ‘The Masque of the Red Death.'”


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