Special Contest: Win June and the Exit Wounds’ “a little more Haven Hamilton, please” on Vinyl, with Bonus EP

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june and the exit wounds vinyl photoBack at the tail end of the 1990s, a veritable lifetime ago it seems, Todd Fletcher, working with popster Ellis Clark, perhaps best known to Pure Pop Radio followers as a member of Epicycle, fashioned a lovely, genre-defining album of luscious, melodic, classic harmony-filled soft pop under the perhaps unlikely name June and the Exit Wounds.

The 1999 album, titled “a little more Haven Hamilton, please,” delivers a whole lot of joy with its aural allusions to, most especially, Todd Rundgren’s Something/Anything? phase and the Beach Boys and the Big Dish and Danny Wilson and, likely, countless other masters of melodic excellence. The first song, the very Rundgren-esque soft popper “How Much I Really Loved You,” tells you all you need to know. It’s gorgeous through and through.

As is the entire album. Back in 1999, when “a little more Haven Hamilton, please” was released by Parasol Records, Pure Pop Radio received a number of vinyl copies, which was accompanied by a vinyl EP that contains two demos of songs not on the album. I recently discovered these in our archives; one of them can be yours.

No soft pop collection is complete without this album. On vinyl, it’s quite a catch. To enter, simply fill out the form below–be sure to include your email address and type “June” in the Comment field–and send it on its way.

Entries must be received by this Friday, August 4 at 6 pm ET. One entry per person. Only US residents, this time around. Good luck!

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Shake (Don’t Stir!) This Contest! Win Curry Cuts’ Songs, Bond Songs: The Music of 007 CD

bond james bond cdWe’ve got a Bond, you and I…well, we’ve got two copies of Curry Cuts’ smashing CD compilation, Songs, Bond Songs: The Music of 007, to give away. And you could be one of the winners!

shaken not stirredWe’ll pick two winners from entries received by next Tuesday, July 4, at 5 pm ET. Each winner will snag a Bond compilation CD and a sticker that depicts the cover. It’s easy to win–simply fill out the form below and type the answer to the following question in the Comment field: What is James Bond’s drink of choice? You must answer this question to enter.

And now, the usual small and rather fine print: Only one entry per person. U.S. residents only. Don’t forget to type your email address and answer the Bondian question. Deadline for entering is next Tuesday, July 4, at 5 pm ET.

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Win one of two copies of Curry Cuts’ Songs, Bond Songs: The Music of 007. Shake (don’t stir!) your entry and best of luck, 007!

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Win The Hangabouts’ Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives, and a Green Hangabouts Pick!

the hangabouts kits and catsThe Hangabouts’ sweet sophomore album, Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives, has risen to the top of the pops. With a baker’s dozen top-flight tunes and a deep well of craft and imagination, the band has produced a set of songs that will surely wind up populating best-of lists when best-of time comes about later this year.

Meanwhile, there are these songs. We said this back on April 18: “The Hangabouts have clearly crafted one of those hall-of-fame-worthy albums that have made this year a delightful one to observe, sing along to, review, and play on the radio.” So, yes, it’s a good one for sure.

Would you like to win a copy of The Hangabouts’ Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives? We’ve got two copies to give away, each one sporting a green Hangabouts guitar pick that would love to slide across your favorite guitar strings. It’s easy to win: Just fill in the form below (type “Hangabouts” in the Comment field) and send it to us by this Saturday, May 27 at noon ET. Be sure to fill in all fields. Sorry, but US residents only this time around.

Good luck!

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Win Nick Piunti’s Trust Your Instincts CD!

nick piunti - trust your instincts smallIt’s let’s-give-something-away time again here at Pure Pop Radio. We’ve got two sealed copies of Nick Piunti’s soon-to-be-released CD, Trust Your Instincts, in our hot little hands. They could be in yours. (See Alan’s review of this contender for best-of-the-year honors by clicking here.)

As usual, it’s easy to enter. Simply fill in the form that follows and send it on its way to us by this Friday, September 2, at 5 pm ET. Be sure to include your email address and type “Nick” in the comments field.

We’ll pick two winners, each of whom will get this CD on or about the release date, September 9, courtesy of Jem Records. You could be a winner. You, too! Enter today! And good luck!

 

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Win Tricia Countryman’s Sometimes When I’m Dreaming CD

tricia countryman march2016Tricia Countryman’s new solo album, Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…, is a wonderful, melodic treat. Produced by husband Dana Countryman, this is nothing less than a lovely musical journey built on classic song craft and Tricia’s golden voice.

You can win Tricia’s Sometimes When I’m Dreaming… CD by filling in the form below and sending it on to us by next Wednesday, July 20 at noon ET. (This is a new entry deadline; this contest was part of a story about this week’s specialty shows posted yesterday and may have been missed by some readers.)

Please enter only once, and don’t forget to include your email address and type “Tricia” in the Comment box. Good luck!

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Win Vanilla’s Latest Pop Smash!

winWe’ve lately been firmly set in contest mode; our latest giveaway finds five downloads of Vanilla’s catchy song, “On a Night Like This,” ready to be won by some of our lucky listeners and website visitors.

vanilla mystik nights of tacoma“On a Night Like This,” a song we here at Pure Pop Radio are very excited about and love so much, is from the mystikally titled Mystik Nights of Takoma, Vanilla’s next album. Once again, Jayson Jarmon’s ace outfit is releasing one song a month on the way toward completing the collection.

vanilla on a night like thisThe bouncy and mega-catchy “On a Night Like This,” a typically wonderful Vanilla number that we love, about a guy whose words can’t be trusted when the bubbly is flowing his way, is sung with smooth pop finesse by Tube Top’s Gavin Guss, who is ably supported by Jayson, who wrote the song and slings a sweet acoustic guitar and nifty solos over his shoulder; Sean Gaffney, who plays electric guitars, bass, and sings backing vocals; Dana Sims, who mans the drums; and Eric Robert, who makes the Hammond B3 sing. What a melody! What a song!

A download of “On a Night Like This” can be won by five lucky folks. Simply fill in the form below and send it our merry way. The contest ends this Friday, June 17 at 5 pm ET. You can only enter once. Be sure to type “Vanilla” in the Comment box, and don’t forget to include your email address. Good luck! Pure Pop Radio loves to give away pop stuff!

alan-mic-zeeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Monkees, the Posies, McPherson Grant, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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Win a Timely, Poppin’ Prize Pack from Pure Pop Radio!

winalan-mic-zWe haven’t given anything away in a while, and it is the season of giving…no wait, it’s May, right? Not Christmas? Right…okay, let’s try that again.

We haven’t given anything away in a while, so let’s give something away. We’ve got a timely prize pack for one lucky person–maybe you!–consisting of two, new major CDs from two major pop artists, Bill Lloyd and Ray Paul, and another CD from our prize pack archives.

bill lloyd lloyderingRayPaul_Whimsicality-FinalFrontCover-HR-for website sizedBill’s new covers collection, Lloyd*ering, and Ray’s new album of  new material, Whimsicality, are ace releases that you will absolutely love, and they’re yours, along with a wonderful release from our prize pack archives: Shades of Al Davis’s The Midwest Peace Talks Vols. 1,2 from 1999 (we absolutely adore this long player; the song “Irwin and Irwin” will blow your mind!). All this will be yours, if you’re the winner of this easy-to-enter contest.

Simply fill in the form below. Be sure to include your email address so we can get in touch with you if you win, and type “Prize Pack” in the comments section. Entries must be received by Sunday, May 29 at noon ET. Only one entry per person.

Good luck! Pure Pop Radio is not only your home for the hits, it’s your home for hit prize packs!

alan-mic-zeeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Monkees, the Posies, McPherson Grant, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android and iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

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