New York… Empire… Whatever State of Mind,” and All That Shit:
Announcing, THE BROOKLYN ANTHEM BASH
Not only does that song suck, it’s also all about that hotbed of mundanity known as Manhattan. Fuck that shizz, we need our OWN jam.
New York’s got a gaggle of sappy ballads and pop tunes in its honor, but Brooklyn—the band-heaviest district in the country—is sadly lacking a truly kick-ass anthem of its own (Yes, I know there’s some Santigold song or something. I think you can do better). Today, Nabewise and Stuff Hipsters Hate are kicking off an original song competition for local Brooklyn bands. The challenge? To pen the definitive Brooklyn Anthem. The prize? A full day’s worth of recording time at Let ‘em In Music Studios in Park Slope.
Today through May 9th, unsigned bands with at least two members living in Brooklyn can submit an original recording at http://nabewise.com/brooklyn-anthem-bash. The anthem (five minutes long, max) must be about Brooklyn or the Brooklyn neighborhood they live in.
The three finalist bands will compete live on June 5th at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn. Each band will have twenty minutes to showcase their work. The audience, plus a panel of Brooklyn celebs, will choose a victor, who will receive 10 hours of recording time with an engineer at Let ‘em In Music Studios.
Now put down your stockpiled Four Lokos and start writing, you lazy assholes.
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