Lydia have launched a new website along with a unique new contest--"Illuminate Your Canvas". Fans can submit original artwork interpretations of the songs from Illuminate for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to Pearl Fine Arts; the band will also autograph and professionally frame the piece. The winner may even have their design used on the posters for one of Lydia's upcoming tours. For more information, go here. Don't forget that you can still pick up the album on Amazon for $1.99. Don't waste the opportunity.
In the replies, you'll find acoustic videos of "I Woke Up Near The Sea" and "Stay Awake" from Lydia to celebrate their nearing tour dates with The Dear Hunter. There's a third video too - an amazing cover song - hidden somewhere on this little 'ol website. Whoever finds said video first will win two tickets to their date of the tour. Hints are in the replies. Happy searching!
Before Lydia hits the road with The Dear Hunter, they wanted to show off a little something. In the replies, you'll find an intro video and an intimate live version of "This Is Twice Now". And somewhere else in AP.net land, there is a special acoustic cover. Now what and where could it be? Maybe I'll leave a hint in the replies...
Lannen Fall and Mindy of Lydia teamed up to record an acoustic version of Lannen Fall's "Woke Up Screaming", which you can exclusively download and stream on the band's AP.net profile. Lannen Fall also have unveiled their new myspace today that has newly-remastered songs from their EP, Stories, up for stream. Lannen Fall will be performing at an industry showcase in New York City on April 8 which is open to the public, which you can find information on here.
Today, ten lucky AP.net posters will win a copy of the new Lydia album, Illuminate. If you've made any post in any of these Lydianews threads, keep a watch on your PM inbox or email - you might be a winner. And don't forget, Illuminate officially hits the streets March 18th.
Austin Gibbs & The States (feat. Loren Brinton, formerly of Lydia) has posted a few demos on their myspace, and announced an appearance at this year's Bamboozle Left festival, as well as shows with the Presidents of the United States of America, Alive In Wild Paint, and Lydia; the dates can be seen here.
Million Dolla Bill is back with co-host Danielle Bluetarp in this week's scoop of BamboozleTV/AP.net News, with special correspondent Frank Redtarp coming in with tales of sabotage from The Break Contest. And, don't forget, in exactly one week, Lydia will release their new album, Illuminate.
On Monday, you will be able to pre-order Lydia's new album, Illuminate. The pre-order package will include the album, a limited edition poster, and an mp3 of a previously unreleased track, "Your Taste is My Attention". They have also announced two record release shows in support of the album in Phoenix, AZ at Modified on March 28th and 29th. A limited number of tickets have been held for Lydia fans and will be available through a special presale going on right now. Get them here.
Lannen Fall will be doing a radio interview with Lassell College Radio in about fifteen minutes and will be premiering their new song that they recorded with guest vocals by Mindy of Lydia called "Woke Up Screaming" (acoustic). To listen to the new song when it premieres, go here.
Lydia will release their sophomore album, Illuminate, in spring of 2008 through artist development label Linc Star Records. An extensive tour schedule is in the works.
1. This is Twice Now
2. A Fine Evening for a Rogue
3. I Woke Up Near the Sea
6. Sleep Well
7. Stay Awake
8. All I See
9. One More Day
10. ...Ha Yeah It Got Pretty Bad
11. Now the One You Once Loved is Leaving
Lydia have unveiled the schedule for their forthcoming headlining tour, on which the quintet will receive support from Umbrellas. Furthermore, the group are currently recording their next full-length release, which is expected to hit shelves in March of next year via an unannounced record label.