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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today's Swag Tuesday prize is Pale Green Ghosts, the new album by openly gay and openly HIV+ artist John Grant. Pale Green Ghosts is now on sale.   From the review on Pitchfork:
Grant's regal baritone makes his sadness and his anger sound that much more serious-- but throughout the album there's some delight mixed in with all the spite, a sadistic little smirk lodged in the flesh-ripping sarcasm. On "GMF", he flips between braggadocio ("But I am the greatest motherfucker that you’re ever going to meet") and backhands ("You think I hate myself but it’s you I hate"). "Remember how we used to fuck all night long?" he asks on "You Don't Have To", only to answer, "Neither do I." It's eviscerating and almost funny, but maybe not ha-ha funny. On the chorus of "Vietnam" he extends the metaphor of just how his ex has laid his life to waste, but the real decimation comes with the outro: "And the only thing that brings me any comfort/ Is the knowledge that no matter who you’re with/ You’ll always be alone." Grant is plummeting to the depths, and exacting payback through incisive emotional terror as he goes down.
We have three copies of Pale Green Ghosts to give away. Enter to win by commenting on this post. Only enter once and please remember to leave an email address. Entries close at midnight on Thursday, west coast time. Publicists: If you'd like to take part in Swag Tuesday on JMG, please email me.

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