The third annual The Sound And The Jury Contest is up and running in its first round. Another online Battle Of The Bands contest, it’s one of those “how many of your friends can you get to vote for you” deals, but the prizes aren’t bad: $1,500, trip to Austin, get an opening slot and say you played Austin City Limits, some guest spots, and a Dell laptop. Not bad.
So far, in the number one slot is a band called SPEAK who have an “865-5309” plus synths feel. Although, among the top ten, my vote goes to Mother Falcon. Shop around for yourself, try to even the friend-vote playing field and prepare for an overload of indie pop at delllounge.com/soundandthejury