South Rail Giveaway Contest


Win a Copy of Majestico’s ‘Love Is God’!

September 18, 2012 1 Comment

UPDATE (9/22/12): Congratulations to Kyle S., our Majestico ‘Love Is God’ 7-inch winner! Thanks to everyone who entered. Word on the streets Denney and the Jets have joined the bill! The keg taps at 3:45pm (CST), music starts at 4pm sharp!
In celebration of Majestico‘s brand new 7-inch, ‘Love Is God,’ which is the newest release to drop from Jeffery Drag Records, the psych-surf 5-piece collective are throwing a FREE record release party at Nashville’s The Groove on Saturday, September 22nd!… The party is FREE, the beer is FREE and the line-up is HUGE, featuring South Rail favorites Ranch Ghost, Promised Land, Western Medicine and special guests along with headliners Majestico, all in one night! The show starts at 4pm (CST), and the brand new 7-inch will be for sale at the show.

Can’t make it to Nashville on Saturday, but still want a copy of the record? Well… you’re in luck! We will be giving a copy of Majestico’s ‘Love Is God’ 7-inch to one lucky reader! This is all you need to do:

TO ENTER: Just email us at thesouthrail@gmail.com with the subject ‘MAJESTICO!’ along with your full name in the message… and that’s it, you’re entered!

We will select one lucky reader at noon Saturday, September 22nd (the day of the show). The lucky winner will be contacted directly for their shipping address. See below for official rules and GOOD LUCK!

Also, while you’re at it… check out ‘Love Is God,’ the A-side from the record, along with a sampling of what this Saturday has to offer!



Contest Rules: Contest ends Saturday, 9/22/2012 at 12:00pm. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email on Saturday afternoon. The winner will need to reply back with their shipping address to receive their price. The record will ship directly from Jeffery Drag Records in Nashville, TN via standard USPS media mail.


Gold Leaves: Win a copy of ‘The Ornament’!!!

August 19, 2011 0 comments

The nice people at Hardly Art have given us 2 vinyl copies of Gold Leaves‘ debut LP ‘The Ornament’ to give away to 2 lucky readers! The LP, which just dropped Tuesday (8/16), is a project that has been years in the making. Put together by Grant Oslen (Arthur & Yu), the album features guest appearances such as Thao Nguyen (Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Thao & Mirah), Amy Blaschke (Night Canopy), and The Moondoggies… We have been very excited about the release of this album. Definitely a 2011 gem needed for anyone’s collection!

This is all you need to do: Swing on over to The South Rail Music Blog’s Facebook page and write a comment underneath THIS PHOTO leaving just your email address. Once you do that, you’re entered!… that’s it!… We will select 2 winners by random at the end of the day Tuesday August 23rd (EST) — and will contact the 2 winners via email Wednesday (8/24) for their mailing address.

To hold you over, if you haven’t already picked up ‘The Ornament’ already, download 2 free tracks from the LP below… But seriously, from start to finish, this is one great album. Even if you don’t win, plan on adding this sucker to your collection… Enjoy and good luck!

Download: Gold Leaves ‘The Ornament’

Download: Gold Leaves ‘Cruel & Kind’

Also check out this fantastic Gold Leaves performance of their LP’s title track, recorded live from last week’s Concerts at the Mural in Seattle via KEXP:


Win Tickets to a private Futurebirds show at Track 29!

August 9, 2011 0 comments

Chattanooga: On August 19th, Track 29 will be opening their doors for a private, friends & family only show featuring Futurebirds, The Bohannons, and Lee Bains III & Glory Fires! Tickets for this show WILL NOT be on sale to the public… But there is a way to get into this invitation only show FOR FREE!

There are 100 TICKETS to this show to be given away! — All you need to do is be one of the FIRST 100 PEOPLE to come see John Paul Keith (Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess Records) w/ local openers The Bohannons August 18th at Chattanooga’s The Honest Pint! You’ll receive a FREE PASS to the August 19th Futurebirds show with your admission purchase to Thursday’s show! It’s that easy… 2 great nights of music for the price of one!

Good luck and see you at both shows! Details to the John Paul Keith show below:

Poster by: Young Monster

Check out John Paul Keith who’s new album ‘The Man That Time Forgot’ came out earlier this year via Fat Possum Records… and download the track ‘Afraid To Look’ below:


TICKET GIVEAWAY: Mark Sultan This Thursday at JJ’s Bohemia

October 11, 2010 0 comments

UPDATE: And we have a winner! The lucky reader has been contacted via email… Thanks to all who entered… SEE YOU AT TONIGHT’S SHOW!

This Thursday, Mark Sultan (aka BBQ) will be swinging by Chattanooga (JJ’s Bohemia) touring for his latest solo LP ‘$,’ and we have a PAIR OF TICKETS to give away to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER: Simply email us your favorite Mark Sultan song from any of his solo work or side projects to thesouthrail@gmail.com with the Subject “Mark Sultan Ticket Giveaway” by Thursday, October 14 at noon. See below for official rules. Good luck!

… And get there early, because this bill is fully loaded with 2 other great acts!!! Atlanta’s Baby Dinosaurs vs Extinction and Chattanooga’s own Black Painter (consisting of members from South Rail favorites Giant Tigers)… Also, check out the latest track from Mark Sultan’s ‘$’ below. WARNING: the video for ‘Status’ is NSFW:

Download: Mark Sultan ‘Status’


Poster above by Young Monster

Contest Rules: Contest ends Thursday, 10/14/10 at midnight. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email Thursday at noon (the day of the show). The winner’s name (+ guest) will be at the the door the night of the show.


DEAD CONFEDERATE: Ticket Giveaway + New Track Download

July 7, 2010 2 Comments

Athens, Georgia’s Dead Confederate have been hard at work on their new album, ‘Sugar,’ which hits shelves next month on August 24th… and if the album is anything like their first single ‘Giving It All Away’ and the making-of video below, then we are in-store for an AMAZING album!!! Download the track ‘Giving It All Away’ (for trade of your email address) below and let us know what-cha think…

On top of that, in a sort-of pre-‘Sugar’ celebration, we are GIVING AWAY A PAIR OF TICKETS to one lucky reader for their Chattanooga, TN show this Saturday, July 10th at Rhythm and Brews with openers The Bohannons!!!… Dead Confederate are also throwing in a CD and T-shirt into the mix… Want to win this killer package? This is all you need to do…

TO ENTER: Simply email us your favorite Dead Confederate song to thesouthrail@gmail.com with the Subject as “Dead Confederate Ticket Giveaway” by Friday, 7/9 at midnight. See below for official rules. Good luck!!!

… And if you don’t win, still come out. This is definitely a CAN’T MISS SHOW. Pick up your tickets here.

Contest Rules: Contest ends Friday, 7/9 at midnight. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email Saturday morning (the day of the show). The winner’s name (+ guest) will be at the the door the night of the show. Please note we will NOT be shipping the CD or T-shirt. The winner must claim their prizes on Saturday night after the show at the merchandise booth (7/10 @ Rhythm and Brews, Chattanooga, TN).


Pontiak and Arbouretum: Vinyl & Ticket Giveaway!

May 12, 2010 0 comments

Tuesday, May 18th, 2 great band from Thrill Jockey Records will be heading to the Chattanooga area: Pontiak and Arbouretum! And we have a PAIR OF TICKETS to giveaway to one lucky reader for the show at JJ’s Bohemia… PLUS, your choice of Pontiak or Arbouretum’s newest album on vinyl!

The bands will also be playing with local South Rail favorite Forest Magic at this can’t-miss show… Download the latest tracks from the bands below… ‘Young’ is the first track from Pontiak’s newest album ‘Living’ which will be available May 18th and ‘False Spring’ is from Arbouretum’s latest ‘Song of the Pearl.’ And for a limited time pick-up both LPs and the limited edition tour poster (above) for only $22 here:

Download: Pontiak ‘Young’

Download: Arbouretum ‘False Spring’

Here’s how to enter: Simply email us at thesouthrail@gmail.com with the Subject as “Pontiak Arbouretum Giveaway”

Contest Ends Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at midnight. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email. We will NOT be shipping the vinyl (prize must be claimed the night of the show). The winner of the contest will be placed on Thrill Jockey Records’ guest list which allows the winner (+ guest) entrance (no actual tickets will be sent). Winner needs to present their ID at the door. After the show, the winner can visit the merchandise table and give their name to receive their prize – their choice of Pontiak OR Arbouretum’s latest album on vinyl.



Quiet Life: EP CD Giveaway + Download Exclusive Tracks

May 10, 2010 2 Comments

2010 is going to be a BIG year for the band Quiet Life!

The Connecticut band, now headquartered in Portland, just released the 6-song EP ‘California Vacation’ (available on iTunes), is about to release a full-length, ‘Big Green,’ due this July, and brothers Sean and Ryan Spellman just got home from a U.S. tour acting as the backing band for Port O’Brien.

And to celebrate, Quiet Life has given The South Rail some exclusive tracks and prizes for our readers including an autographed, hand-made EP!

First off, picking a single off of ‘Big Green’ is definitely a tough choice, but the track ‘Let It Go’ has turned into the LP’s unofficial single, recently getting rotation on Sirius XMU and catching our attention for sure. ‘Big Green’ is jam packed with songs of equal power and catchiness, from start to finish… Click here to request the song ‘Let It Go’ on XMU and for a LIMITED TIME, get an early taste of ‘Big Green’ and download the track below:

Download: Quiet Life ‘Let It Go’

Autographed EP Giveaway: The ‘California Vacation’ EP is only available digitally via iTunes and on a 200, hand-printed run of CDs which will ONLY be available at shows… and here! We have a few of the hand-made copies to giveaway and one AUTOGRAPHED BY THE BAND!

TO ENTER: Simply email us your full name and mailing address to thesouthrail@gmail.com with the Subject as “Quiet Life EP Giveaway”

Contest Ends Monday, May 17th, 2010 at midnight. One grand prize winner (the autographed copy) and 2 runner-ups (unsigned copy) will be selected randomly and notified via email May 18th. One entry per email address only. We will only be shipping to winners within the 48 states, so U.S entries only (sorry). The South Rail nor Quiet Life are responsible for items lost or damaged during shipping.


From ‘California Vacation,’ check out the single ‘Downtown’ below (for a limited time)… and if you dig what you here, pick up the EP here on iTunes or at a Quiet Life show near you:

Download: Quiet Life ‘Downtown’


Win Tickets to See Futurebirds and Dexateens PLUS Some Dexateens Swag

April 26, 2010 0 comments

Futurebirds and Dexateens will both be in Chattanooga this Thursday under the same roof (April 29th at JJ’s Bohemia). Two great bands that you should definitely get to know if you don’t already…

…and The South Rail has a PAIR OF TICKETS to giveaway along with some Dexateens swag (CD and T-shirt) to one lucky reader!!!

TO ENTER: Simply email us who’s your favorite, Futurebirds or Dexateens, to thesouthrail@gmail.com with the Subject as “Futurebirds Dexateens Ticket Giveaway.”

Contest ends Wednesday, 4/28 at midnight. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email Thursday morning. The winner’s name (+ guest) will be at the the door the night of the show. Please note we will NOT be shipping the Dexateens CD or T-shirt. The winner must claim their prizes on Thursday at the door the night of the show (4/29, 231 MLK Blvd).


Athen GA’s Futurebirds are about to kick off their May tour in support of their recent EP which its titled ‘EP’ and is available for free (or for a small donation) digitally:

Download: Futurebirds EP

Tuscaloosa’s Dexateens are still touring hard with their latest LP ‘Singlewide.’ From that record, check out the single ‘Down Low’ below. If you dig what you hear download the single compliments of the Dexateens…and of course come out to the show:

Download” Dexateens ‘Down Low’