Idles‘ 2020 album Ultra Mono was a staff favorite, so we were thrilled when Partisan Records sent us this signed vinyl test pressing to give away to one lucky customer.
To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Idles” HERE by midnight Thursday, Feb. 4. We will randomly draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Feb. 5.
If Joy As An Act of Resistance was meant to detail the band’s manifesto, then their highly anticipated third album Ultra Mono is the sound of Idles heading into battle, battering ram in hand, for those tenets.
Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record (Kenny Beats even helped with programming on several tracks), the songs double down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. Not far beneath the surface of their self-admitted sloganeering lies a deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses.
* 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.