NJ pop-punks Man Overboard and Alternative Press have launched a Build Your Own B-side Contest at http://www.altpress.com/contests/view/man_overboard_build_your_own_b_side!
Check out this message from the band for all the details:
While we were recording the Self-Titled album in 2011 we decided that this song would not be making the album. We finished the music but did not track the vocals. We recently recorded the vocals but before we release it for you to hear we want to offer everyone a unique opportunity. We want you to download the instrumental version from the widget below, write and record your own lyrics and melody and submit it back to us. We will pick one winner and their version, along with ours will be available for free download from www.altpress.com. They will also receive some other rad prizes detailed below.
HOW TO ENTER
-Download the wav file from the widget on altpress.com
-Write your own lyrics and melody.
-Record your vocal parts (we suggest garage band if you don’t have access to a studio or home studio).
-Email an MP3 of the song to email@example.com.
Man Overboard will hand select a winner. The winning will receive the following
-Your version of the song will be offered as a free download along with Man Overboard’s version on www.altpress.com
-A pair of tickets to the Suppy Nation Tour
-Two items from store.defendpoppunk.com
-Autographed vinyl LP of ‘Before We Met’
Wednesday 2/6: Launch
Friday 2/15: Deadline for Submissions
Monday 2/18: Winner Announced / song DL offered exclusively on AltPress.com
Man Overboard is currently preparing to head out on The Suppy Nation Tour with The Story So Far, Tonight Alive, Citizen, and The American Scene. There are a limited number of pre-sale and VIP tickets available at www.soundrink.com. Tickets are also available on the band’s official site or directly from the venue’s box office.
The band will also be on the entire Vans Warped Tour this summer.
March 8 – Dallas, TX – Trees *
March 9 – Houston, TX- Fitzgerald’s *
March 10 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live *
March 12 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile *
March 14 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
March 15 – San Diego, CA – Epicentre
March 16 – Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
March 17 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
March 19 – Portland, OR – Branx
March 20 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
March 23 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
March 24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
March 26 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
March 27 – Nashville, TN – The End
March 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
March 29 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
March 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Talent Farm
April 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Brewster’s Roc Bar
April 2 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
April 3 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas
April 4 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
April 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
April 6 – Patchogue, NY – 89 North (Mixtape Festival)
April 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 8 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
April 9 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
April 10 – Toronto, ON – Annex Wreckroom
April 11 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
April 12 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
April 13 – Toledo, OH – Headliner’s (Jamboree Festival)