Articles tagged with The Luyas

CONTEST: PS I Love You – “Toronto”

PS I Love You
Paper Bag Records turns ten this year, and the label is celebrating the occasion with a run of shows from Septeber 27 to 29 at the Great Hall in Toronto, ON. Among the performers are PS I Love You, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Austra, You Say Party, the Luyas, Elliott BROOD and more. Buy tickets right here.

As for that contest, I’ll be giving away a PBR10 prize pack that includes four vinyl records, a 7″ single, a poster, a T-shirt and show tickets. To enter the contest, just send me an email at alex@chippedhip.com with subject line “PBR10.” A winner will be chosen at random. The deadline for submissions is this coming Monday (September 17).

See the full prize pack contents below, and the video for PS I Love You’s “Toronto” below that.

-Two PBR10 Saturday tickets
-PBR10 T-Shirt
-PBR10 Poster
-PS I Love You – Death Dreams
-Elliott BROOD – Days Into Years
-Winter Gloves – About a Girl
-CFCF – Exercises
-PS I Love You/Diamond Rings – Leftovers 7″

UPDATE: The contest is over and the winner has been contacted. Thanks to all who entered!


 
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No one, nobody, not much to speak of

This Is Photobomb
I initially dismissed the Luyas as being pretty but forgettable. Now that I’ve given their new album, Too Beautiful to Work, a proper listen, I’ve changed my mind. Yes, there are atmospheric moments that get a little directionless, but there’s also some good songwriting to sink your teeth into. Just check out the title track, “Too Beautiful to Work.” It begins with an angular keyboard motif that sounds a bit like a skipping CD before a the drums and vocals come in and transform it into a solid (if slightly skewed) pop tune.


 
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