Thursday, 30 June 2011

Pearl and The Beard Giveaway!




Lately I've been really digging Pearl and the Beard, a Brooklyn NY based trio that specializes in a soulful american sort of sounds that just seems perfect for summer. Plus Jocelyn is an expert knitter that designed the sweater that they are wearing in the promo shot above. She even did a video about making it:
 

Here is a link to their myspace page, where you can listen to their songs (I'm particularly fond of Lost in Singapore, Sweetness, and Reverend), and although I'm sort of lamenting that they don't have more videos, here's one that they did in the park:

To enter to win a CD, please leave me a comment and your email address. The contest will be open all weekend, and a winner will be chosen on Monday, July 4th at random. Good luck!!

** UPDATE:: Apparently the media company contacted a bunch of knitting blogs (including mine) but didn't make an effort to schedule them, so I apologize if this looks shady in any way because a bunch of others are having the same giveaway. I do genuinely like the music, and am not getting paid to promote them- just a copy of the CD as well. 

42 comments:

heather said...

What sweet summer sounds! Thanks for the giveaway!

Caitlin said...

This is crazy! I literally JUST came from the mochimochi land blog and Anna was raving about the 3 person sweater as well! I think a) it's fantastic to showcase some amazing knitting skills....talk about ambitious. b) The band is wonderful and I've only heard a few of their songs (hint hint...I'd love to hear more!) c)What a great way to merge 2 VERY creative talents.

Thanks again for featuring these amazing artists all over the blogosphere!

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nomethodmethod said...

I love this sound--and that sweater's amazing! Great giveaway.

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Rebecca said...

awesome!

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Diane said...

I love it! Thanks telling us about your discovery AND for the giveaway!

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Amanda said...

Sweet! I love their mellow tones. Thanks for sharing. :)

fridica said...

Awesome! They look and sound so sweet and I loved the sweater story :)

katieleigh said...

What a fun sound they have! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Emily said...

They seem like a super cool band with a sweet sound and I would love a new cd! emmyknitslikekrazy@gmail.com

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

How cool - thanks for the opportunity. You can reach me through here, my email is associated.

samanthaellman.com said...

Love their bright sweater and sound!

kimrayphoto said...

fun music! I figured I had to give it a shot since I discovered the National thanks to you & I LOVE them now. thanks for the recs!

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Diana Burrell said...

I really liked their sound -- and Jocelyn seems like such a fun person ... good energy there!

Silvia M. said...

I've seen them mentioned in a few different places but I had never heard their music, and they sound awesome!

Jacey said...

Awesome! I recently came across them, and I'm very interested in hearing more of their fun sounds! This is a very fun giveaway idea, and the three-person sweater is mind boggling, to say the least!

Wendy said...

Oooh, I love finding new-to-me music!! I'd love to win a copy of their album - what I've heard so far is fabulous. Thanks!

Sabrina said...

Wow! I've never heard of these guys, but I LOVE them now! Thanks for introducing me to a great new band. Hope I win a CD :)

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mjm knitting said...

i love how not all the yarn ends have been sewn into the sweater. so classy. thanks for the giveaway and for introducing me to a new band.

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Beti said...

I love this sound. Thanks for the giveaway.
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billicummings said...

Great tip! I watched a couple of the subway sessions and really enjoyed the music and videos! They are definitely Ipod worthy!

Misty said...

You've enticed me out of my lurking. I wasn't aware of this group, but they're quite talented! I hope I win, since you've schedule the drawing for my birthday. :)

dclulu said...

What a great song! And a great (if bizarre) sweater. Nice giveaway!
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Erin Christmas said...

They sound so fun!

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ChrisC said...

Any band that features clapping and tambourine has got to be good, right :-) Thanks for the giveaway. bookgeekgirl at gmail dot com

Bronwyn said...

Very cool! What a neat three person sweater too. :)
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alligator said...

Everyone loves a giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

Mrs. B said...

Who doesn't love new music? :)

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Mumuktu said...

Oh my gosh, what fun music! Our little five year old made me play it 4 times in a row; thought it was good dancin' music! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

christine m. said...

well I'm always up for something new and arty! so put me in for a chance to win!
Happy Canada Day weekend everyone.

Marillion said...

Great song, great band! Gives a really summery feeling, even on a cloudy day.

Pam said...

How fun to be introduced to a new band with such a unique sound. Would love to add this to my summer soundtrack ;-)

Evelyn said...

Great sound ... and the triplet sweater is incredible!

elephantJuice said...

Not sure if your giveaway is open internationally, but I'd love to win a CD! I'd never heard of these guys before, but they sound fantastic! I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye out for them now :) (my email is elephantjuiceblogs@gmail.com)

Susan said...

I've been a "Pearl" fan for about a year now. Just got a really cool tote bag of theirs! They are in my area this evening - but I ended up with a conflict (sad). I'd love to win their CD! Thanks!

pomtang said...

Just saw them live in Durham, NC on Wed. I totally in love now - especially knowing that Jocelyn is a yarny gal! Disclaimer: I have never said the upcoming statement EVER. They are even better live!

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Beth said...

Just the kind of music I needed to hear today, thanks!

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Kristi ~ ArtSea said...

Wow!!! I love em!!! Thanks!

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elizabethraine said...

I like the sound, it's funky just like that sweater.

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chioksu said...

This sound is great! I love the foot stomping. I just wanted to get up and jump around! Can't wait to check out more of there work. Thank you for the find!

Cheryl Chapman said...

What fun music! And they look like fun people, too.

Bookworm said...

WOW-that just blew me away (Douglas Douglass). What an incredible find! Thank you for sharing their music; I don't know that I would have ever found them without your blog :-)

Rainy Daisy said...

Oh I like it! Very summery. And I bet they have all kinds of fun doing what they do.