In celebration of the release of Smerz‘s debut full-length album Believer, XL Recordings sent us a signed vinyl test pressing of the album to give away to one lucky customer!
To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Smerz” HERE by midnight Thursday, April 15. We will randomly draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, April 16.
Smerz are the Nowegian duo of Henriette Motzfeldt and Catharina Stoltenberg. Known for the ‘carefully shaped, deconstructed pop’ (Boomkat) of their debut EPs Okey (2017) and Have Fun (2018), Smerz seamlessly weave together techniques and sounds pulled from chamber and classical music, hip-hop, R&B and hard electronics, with the end product always resulting in something altogether uncanny.
The duo, who produce, write, direct and conceptualize all their own work, carve out a space where it’s not so impossible for dreams, both big and small, to grow in the midst of the systemic societal weeds that tangle up people’s self-worth and confidence. With Believer, their 2021 debut full-length album on XL Recordings, they formalize the boundless sonic world that started to emerge within each of their debut EPs and in their running NTS monthly residency, Are You a Believer?
* One entry per person per title, NOT per email address. If you have 16 email addresses and you enter with each address, we’ll just delete 15 of them. We have the technology. To be eligible to win, you must live in the Treasure Valley/Boise metro area and be able to pick up your prize at the store.