@ZackTeibloom SXSW and Coachella and right around the corner, so we thought we’d have a contest with one of the bands. We’ve got a signed Temper Trap poster to give away. They’re one of those bands that you’ve heard before, but you may not even know it. Their single “Sweet Disposition” was featured in 500 Days of Summer, a Chrysler commercial and a Rhapsody commercial. I listed them in my “Heard OF them, haven’t heard them” category in my listing of bands on the initial SXSW announcement. Temper Trap is my favorite band on that list.
Want their signed poster? Here’s the deal:Below is a clip from “500 Days of Summer” with the best non-Smiths song on the soundtrack set to it. Give it a play and start to imagine what video you’d have with the song.
“With soaring melodies, hard-hitting percussion, and breathtaking melodies, The Temper Trap, Dougy Mandagi (vocals/guitar), Jonathon Aherne (bass), Lorenzo Sillitto (guitar/keys), Toby Dundas (drums) deliver a distinctive and refreshing new sound brimming with power and passion.”
You’re sufficiently hyped on Temper Trap now, yes? OK, here’s the Rhapsody commercial where this biker tells you what the song reminds you of. Lovely. I think we can do better though.
What’s your “Sweet Disposition” moment. Describe what the song would be best for. It’s like making your own music video*. Describe the scene this song sets for you. I won’t make you storyboard it and run it by Andy to see if it’s feasible to shoot. (You guys know Andy produces music video now, right? He’s even working with a Jonas soon. He’s kind of a big deal.) In a few paragraphs, describe your “Sweet Disposition” music video. You have no budget. Just make it creative, interesting, funny. Catch my attention. Make me laugh or be touched and you’ll win.
Send me an e-mail with your concept. Contest ends Friday 1/29 at 5:00 p.m. central. Zack (at) festivalcrashers (dot) com.
Temper Trap Tour Dates
- 10- Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
- 12- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
- 14- Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room
- 17- Boston, MA @ Hurricane O’Reillys, WFNX St. Patrick’s Day Party
- 20- Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
- 22- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
- 23- Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Hall
- 24- Chicago @ Metro
- 26- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall, CD101 Low Dough Show
- 27- Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge House at HOB
- 30- Toronto, ONT @ Mod Club
- 31- Montreal, QUE @ The Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire
- 2- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
- 3- Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
- 6- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 12- Dallas, TX @ Pontiac Garage at HOB
- 13- Austin, TX @ Emo’s
- 15- Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
- 17- Indio, CA @ Coachella
*Matt- you better not have a wedding cake in yours.
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