GUYS. Everyone's favorite down-to-earth, sweet-honey harmonizing Los Angeles band, Lady Danville (fresh off the release of their gorgeous new EP, Operating--listen below), is holding a album art design contest! You, oh lucky one, get a chance to design the art for singles "Sophie Roux" and "Kids (MGMT Cover)" which are being released soon on iTunes. First off, if you haven't heard anything by Lady Danville, these are some great tracks to start with. "Sophie Roux" is a deliciously sugared, French-hued loved song about, of course, mademoiselle Sophie Roux. Think Jack Johnson's "Belle," but brighter and happier. "Kids (MGMT Cover)" is exactly what it sounds like: Michael, Dan and Matt did a kick-ass, acoustic, characteristically harmonized, stripped down version of MGMT's infectious "Kids." To be honest? I have come to prefer this version to the actual one. Yeah.
Here is some info and guidelines for the contest:
Lady Danville is (finally) releasing Sophie Roux and Kids on iTunes! We’re holding a contest for the best original design for the cover art for each song. Winning designers will receive a Lady Danville care package (t-shirt, signed poster, EP and more goodies) as well as pair of free tickets to our next show in your city!
- All entries must be posted to the Lady Danville Facebook wall by Friday, March 30th (sorry for the late notice!)
- You may submit entries for both songs
- No limit on number of entries
- Artwork must be owned by submitter
- Winners will be determined by a panel of judges and artists here at Lady Danville LLC
- If selected, please be able to provide your artwork per iTunes requirements, for digital distribution only:
- Be a JPG or GIF image file
- Be a perfect square and at least 600 x 600 pixels
- Be in best-quality RGB Color mode (including black and white images)
- Have a resolution of at least 72 dpi (300 dpi is better)
The art for Lady Danville's latest EP. Inspiration, perhaps?
Lady Danville Operating EP by ladydanville
Here are some funny little snippets from their bio:
Imagine the camaraderie of athos, porthos and aramis; the humor of larry, moe and curley; the mischief of huey, dewey and louie; the thrill of sex, drugs and rock n roll; the compatibility of bacon, lettuce and tomato; and the sometimes cantankerous nature of rock, paper, scissors. that is LADY DANVILLE!
MORE INFORMATIVE BIO (still fun):Michael Garner and Dan Chang grew up in Danville, CA — a small town in Northern California home to fond childhood memories, girls with cooties, and the world’s best deli, Doeminico’s Delicatessen...
...Yearning for a more driving and rhythmic sound, Michael and Dan turned to Matt Frankel whose natural control of rhythm combined with his onstage presence and ability to grow manly facial hair (Dan is still jealous) proved to be just the jelly to their peanut and butter. Thus began lady danville.
With Michael on the keys, Dan on guitar, and Matt on the cajon (literally), lady danville has begun to make a name for themselves in the L.A. area playing at some of L.A.’s most treasured venues – The Hotel Café, The Roxy, El Rey, Troubadour, The Temple Bar, The Knitting Factory – with artists including Tyrone Wells, Adele, Jason Reeves, to name a few.
In September of 2007, lady danville won the Annual 98.7 Star Lounge Competition with their song, “Tired Magician” which can now be found on the Star Lounge Compilation CD with artists such as John Mayer, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, and many more. After releasing their first EP back in December of 2007, lady danville is now working hard to write more songs that people can connect with all the while maintaining and building their fan base all across the galaxies, starting with the Milky Way, in L.A.
So sweet, am I right?
Anyways, be sure to check out Operating, and get working on those designs. Here are some links all in one place to ensure your clicking/surfing/stalking ease:
Lady Danville Blog
Lady Danville Facebook
Design Contest Information
Lady Danville Soundcloud
Operating EP on iTunes