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Sporting 13 tracks and clocking in at 75:07, The Red Paintings’ The Revolution is Never Coming, which was mixed on four separate continents (I assume Antarctica was out of the running) by eight different producers (including the late Bryan Carlstrom, who worked with Anthrax, The Offspring, Alice in Chains, Queen, and Social Distortion, among others), is now out via Bird’s Robe Records/MGM Distribution, and will soon be released through The End Records (USA), and Rough Trade (UK/EU) on October 1st.

The group continues to gain notoriety for their extraordinary live show, which typically includes paper and human canvases, costumed stage shows, and other exquisite visual projections in order to facilitate the music to listeners’ auditory and visual senses.

The Revolution is Never Coming features a 35-piece orchestra, a 22-piece choir, and lesser-seen instruments such as the theremin to help propel the quintet’s music even more.

We’ve been very fortunate to work with some absolutely brilliant people, namely our friends at Two Fish Out of Water (whose clients also include Clutch, Henry Rollins, The Jezebels, and Fearless Vampire Killers), to give readers the opportunity to win a free copy of the debut record!

There are three (3) copies of the album up for grabs.

Artwork courtesy of the immensely talented Scott Scheidly, FlounderArt.com

If this artwork looks familiar, it might be because this image was posted to We All Inherit the Moon’s last.fm page in 2008; however, Scheidly commented on a post on his Facebook page that the work is legitimately his, that the piece itself is approximately 3 years old, and that he has wanted to do prints of the blue background version for some time (a sepia version can be found on an older MySpace page).

The giveaway is very simple: simply e-mail me [Jom (dot) sputnikmusic (at) googlemail (dot) com] by September 22nd with three simple things:

1. Your username
2. Your favorite The Red Paintings song (if you haven’t heard them yet, then have a listen to some material below, or scour Youtube)
3. Which music video below (“Wasps”, “You’re Not One of Them”, or “The Streets Fell into My Window”) is your favorite (and yes, there’s no way I can honestly verify that you watched any… but hey, honors system!)

That’s it! That’s all you need. I will ship anywhere in the world (yes, even to Antarctica) and mail everything out on Monday, September 23rd with delivery confirmation.

[NOTE: those of you who already e-mailed me earlier when the contest was running and got shut down because of issues out of our control — your entries are still intact, no worries!]

As mentioned earlier, the band’s videography for this record has been truly outstanding.

“Wasps” (watch in HD for maximum effect):

“You’re Not One of Them” (album version, watch in HD for maximum effect):

“The Streets Fell into My Window” (album version):

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“Rain” (04:10)

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“The Revolution is Never Coming” (08:30)

The Red Paintings’ Youtube channel

The Red Paintings on Facebook

Album review at Sputnikmusic

Again, please feel free to write me (again, Jom[dot]Sputnikmusic[at]Googlemail[dot]com) if you’re interested in winning a copy courtesy of The Red Paintings!

Good luck and have fun!

Wow the art for this thing really is something. I'd buy this for the album art alone I tell you.


Band is awesome live.

Captain North
So fucking good man. Why wasps as a single though, worst track on the record

I have three copies to give away. If people are slightly interested, it wouldn't hurt.

"Wasps" is a unique track with the electronics, but I agree, Cap'n.

Staff don't qualify, do they?

And Staff in Malaysia, at that. Hahaha.

Anybody qualifies as long as he/she has an account here and can follow instructions, I reckon!

Winners have been contacted. Sweet!

cool I won

I won as well. So excited.

Activista anti-MTV
Nice post! Wanted to ready this and leave a comment here, because there were no other comments. (I'm sure others have commented, but there probably are some site problems, I see.) Will listen to a few of their songs and see about emailing you!

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