For the past few years, we’ve been doing all of our tweeting through one main L Magazine twitter account, @TheLMagazine, but now, for those of you who might be looking for something a bit more specific, we’ve set up @LMagMusic, where you’ll get alerts about all The L’s music-related content, plus much, much more. For example, you might learn about what I, Mike Conklin, like to listen to on Sunday mornings, or about some new Brooklyn band that Lauren Beck is obsessed with even though they’ve only been together for three days. If we’re lucky, maybe Klingman will even tell you about what’s new with all the dark, scary, keyboardy stuff he likes so much. We’ll also be reporting from shows, probably live-tweeting shitty awards ceremonies, and definitely giving away lots of free stuff.
Which reminds me: Thanks to the good people at Carpark Records, we’re giving away one copy (on vinyl, of course) of Down There, the debut solo album from Animal Collective’s Avey Tare. It officially hits shelves today, and it’s very good: I’ve got a review of it in the issue of The L that comes out tomorrow, but I’d say it’s deserving a few ticks higher than the 7.9 it got over at Pitchfork yesterday. If you’re interested, here’s what you’ll need to do:
1) Start following LMagMusic on Twitter, by clicking here.
2) Tweet at us with the words “Please pick me!” and whatever other words you want.
3) Wait and see if we do, in fact, pick you. The lucky winner will be announced tomorrow morning.