Mumford & Sons‘ highly-anticipated second album Babel hits The Record Exchange on Sept. 25, and we’re making a big fuss because, well, many of our customers have been waiting patiently for the follow-up to Sigh No More for what seems like forever.
Part of that big fuss is holding a contest for an ultra-rare vinyl test pressing of Babel — as in, only 12 test pressings are in circulation — with purchase of Babel on CD ($13.99), deluxe CD ($15.99) or vinyl ($15.99). Thanks to our friends at RED Distribution for the hook-up!
Here’s how it works: Preorder Babel by Sept. 24 or purchase on New Release Tuesday Sept. 25 and you’ll be entered to win. Babel will be featured during our New Release Tuesday Listening Party at 6 p.m. on the 25th. Once the album is has been played in its entirety, we will draw the winner at random (NOTE: You need not be present to win.)
Unlike other New Release Tuesday Listening Party raffles, you must purchase the album to be eligible to win the test pressing. Given the rarity of the test pressing, we want it to go home with an honest-to-goodness Mumford & Sons fan instead of some dude who’s just gonna flip it on eBay the next day.
A limited number of Mumford & Sons silk-screened posters are also on the way to hand out free with purchase of Babel (including preorders). See, told you we were making a big fuss.