Massive Giveaway: Love and Rockets Swag Pack (including Vinyl, CDs, Hoodies, and more)!

At Cover Me, we like to give stuff away. Read on to learn how that stuff can be yours.

What a treat we have for you today! It’s the biggest giveaway we’ve ever done and, in all likelihood, the biggest we’ll ever do. We’ve got red vinyl! We’ve got blue vinyl! We’ve got CDs! We’ve got hoodies! We’ve got t-shirts! We’ve got a heaping stack of fantastic goodies based around the album New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets. Read on to find out how you can be one of 20 winners!

First, some background. Perhaps you’ve never heard of Love and Rockets. Have you heard of Bauhaus? Good, you’re 3/4 of the way there. In 1985, singer Peter Murphy left Bauhaus for a solo career. The band’s remaining members—Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, David J—regrouped as Love and Rockets. Bauhaus’ trademark gothic gloom took on a post-punk edge as the trio rocked harder than they ever had under Murphy’s leadership. Though L&R never hit the same level of renown as Bauhaus (which reunited with Murphy in 2005), the post-Murphy trio influenced generations of musicians.

New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets dropped last year with a jaw-droppingly strong lineup. The Flaming Lips, Puscifer, the Dandy Warhols, and fifteen other groups paid tribute to the post-Bauhaus trio. To give you a taste, download Black Francis of the Pixies’ hollering through 1987’s stomping single “All in My Mind”:

MP3: Black Francis – All in My Mind (Love and Rockets cover)

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Today’s giveaway features a whole treasure trove of stuff. We’ve got the album on LP (red vinyl), on 7” (blue vinyl), and on CD. We’ve got hoodies, and t-shirts emblazoned with the album cover, designed by the one-and-only Shepard Fairey (of Barack Obama “Hope” fame). Pounds and pounds of swag, and the best part is…twenty people will win!

Grand Prize (10 Winners)

• 1 LP of New Tales to Tell on red vinyl
• 1 7” of New Tales to Tell bonus tracks on blue vinyl
• 1 New Tales to Tell hoodie
• 1 New Tales to Tell t-shirt
• 1 bonus 7” of Daniel Ash and Zak Ambrose covering David Essex’s
“Rock On” on aqua vinyl

Second Prize (10 Winners)
• 1 CD of New Tales to Tell
• 1 New Tales to Tell t-shirt
• 1 bonus 7” of Daniel Ash and Zak Ambrose covering David Essex’s
“Rock On” on aqua vinyl

To enter to win one of these fantastic packages, post your name, email address, and shirt size in the comments section below. Sorry, but due to shipping costs, this contest is restricted to U.S. residents. Winners will be selected randomly. Entries close at midnight on Friday, November 19th. Entries closed.

Enter now!

New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets Tracklist:
01. Black Francis, “All in My Mind”
02. Puscifer, “Holiday on the Moon”
03. War Tapes, “Love Me”
04. Blaqk Audio, “No New Tale to Tell”
05. Dubfire, “I Feel Speed”
06. The Dandy Warhols, “Inside the Outside”
07. The Flaming Lips, “Kundalini Express”
08. Sweethead, “Life in Laralay”
09. Film School, “An American Dream”
10. A Place to Bury Strangers,”The Light”
11. Monster Magnet vs Adrian Young, “Mirror People”
12. The Stone Foxes, “Fever”
13. Frankenstein 3000, “No Big Deal”
14. VEX, “It Could Be Sunshine”
15. Better Than Ezra, “So Alive”
16. Chantal Claret vs Adrian Young, “Lazy”
17. Ian Moore, “Sweet F.A.”
18. Snowden, “No Words No More”

Thanks to our friends Arsenal Rock and Roll for sponsoring this giveaway! Learn more at

  1. size xl please…(i’m uk but my parents live in the us…so can i please use there home address if i win?…and they’re coming back at christmas! yay)

  2. I wear size small or medium, depending on the t-shirt company. Let’s go with medium, just to be safe.

  3. would my moving in slow motion today count as an excuse? i’m only an hour late… should you have any women’s small or medium tshirts left to giveaway, i’m totally your girl. or even men’s small. i’m not picky.