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MCD Records want to give you some Boats!

Win a tripple pack of vinyl, and catch the Boats! AZ tour

TPStank • Monday, December 14, 2009 • 3:04 PM

Updated 12/29

Congrats to the contest winners Kris Jonson & Sean Stroud! Thanks for playing!

May Cause Dizziness Records is giving away a pair of Boats!/The Enlows 7-inch split
Enter to win this shit!

May Cause Dizziness Records and Sacramento punk rockers Boats! are bringing teh rock to your doorstep with an AZ tour through Scottsdale, Tucson and Flagstaff, and a chance to win a trifecta-colored vinyl collection of their 7" with fellow Southern Cal buds, The Enlows. Brag to your friends and bulk up your punk cred by a whole 3 points by entering this super radtastic contest. Now you'll have an actual reason to buy a record player! Maybe you'll even love it so much that you'll get off your ass and go see something new for a change! The possibilities are endless if you choose to accept the challenge at hand.

All you gotta do is click this super hot ass link (Contest winners chosen!) and send me an email with your contact info, and a picture of a boat attached to the email. Just a boat. Any boat will do. It can be a friggin cheese boat for all I care, there just has to be a boat somewhere in the picture, or your entry doesn't count. Two winners will be chosen at random on Tuesday, December 29th by means of our patented (pending) scientific contest-winner-choosing-process. It's very intense stuff, so start flexin those Google skills and enter for the Boats!/Enlows 7" trifecta now!

Among the contest organizing and other various secretive matters of business with MCD Records, I talked a little with members of Boats! about their meddling in local affairs, and their trials with Phoenix don't stray too far from those of other touring bands through the valley.

"We've Played AZ before with BOATS! and other previous band's we we're in. Phx has honestly "ALWAYS" sucked for us. We could never get an all ages show, and we could never get a decent turn out... Always feel a lil lonely when we come out to Phx. Like we're the only humans around."

Can't say it's the first time I've heard that from a touring band. However, things change from border to border.

"Tucson has treated us a little better, more all ages shows, but still a lack of turn out. Enough to be happy with, but could always be a little better. Flagstaff though has been our favorite. It's like the Portland of Oregon. Its rad. Kids come out, the shows are fun. More house shows... seems like more is going on. Maybe it's cause its a college town."

From a guy who lived there, I can tell you that it's because the only alternative to catching a punk show in Flag is either blacking out on a substance binge, or getting arrested. Great place to visit, not much of a social mecca.

So obviously Nate from May Cause Dizziness Records can vouch for them, and everyone knows he isn't in the business of dealing with shitty music. So how did a Sacramento punk band end up hooking up with a Tempe-based record label?

"We got involved with MCD when we got a deal with No Front Teeth Records. They we're gonna put out our 7' but we're only paying half... Since we're cheap wads we wanted another label to buy the other half. Nate Bought our cd off us. We asked if he'd be into putting the other half out and he was down! Since then, we've gained more of a relationship with him than No Front Teeth, and now he's putting out our 2nd 7" split with our other band The Enlows, and our full length! Way appreciative we came across paths with Nate."

Hopefully these guys will get a better turnout in the 602 this time around, because they're a nice group of guys and their music definitely doesn't suck. If you wanna catch one of their three AZ shows, here's where you'll be able to catch them.

Boats @ Rogue East (Scottsdale) 1/3

Boats @ Rogue East 1/3

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Boats! @ Dry River (Tucson) 1/4

Boats @ Dry River 1/4

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Boats @ Studio 111 (Flagstaff) 1/12

Boats @ Studio 111 1/12

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