Archive for the ‘Free Basin’ Fridays’ Category

Costume Competition!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


* Pumpkin carved by Drew Christie

This Halloween we’re havin’ a little costume competition. Dress up like your favorite LITA character and post a picture on our facebook by Friday (Halloween!) and the best effort gets a $50 LITA gift card!

Here are some ideas to get you going:


Frost your tips and your lips like Lewis!


Don a ‘fro like Sly!


Craft yourself a makeshift Donnie & Joe jumpsuit!


Find your inner Nasty Gal!


 Tinariwen group costume, anyone?

Show us what you can do! Sorry it’s a little late notice, we were busy hangin’ out at our event at the Ace in Palm Springs. But hey, this probably just means that fewer people will actually enter the competition, so your chances of winning are pretty dang good!

Free Basin’ Friday | Tinariwen – “The Radio Tisdas Sessions” LP Giveaway!

Friday, September 12th, 2014


Happy Friday! We’ve got an awesome Free Basin’ Friday giveaway for you. This week we’re offering up a copy of our forthcoming release, Tinariwen‘s The Radio Tisdas Sessions! Issued here for the first time on vinyl, The Radio Tisdas Sessions marks the point at which the band first made strides to global acclaim. Where previous albums had been issued only on cassette for regional markets, The Radio Tisdas Sessions was released on CD and distributed worldwide.


The album’s wild guitar licks, smooth camelback rhythms, and call-and-response vocals sends out some serious summertime vibes, ideal for end of summer BBQs/pool parties and trips to the beach. As summer comes to a close, we all here in the LITA HQ have been reflecting on our favorite summertime albums. So for this week’s give away, we want you to tell us your favorite summer album and any associated stories or anecdotes. Please provide your answers in the comment box below. Winners will be chosen next Friday and notified via email.

The Radio Tisdas Sessions is available in stores September 15th. Also available is Tinariwen’s 2004 release Amassakoul!

Free Basin’ Friday | Big Boys Tees!

Friday, August 15th, 2014


It’s Friday, baby! You know what that means, right? Time for some free stuff! This week for Free Basin’ Friday, we’re giving away two kinds of limited edition Big Boys shirts designed by Minor Thread x Light In The Attic (available in sizes S-XL).


Big Boys zealously embraced the DIY punk philosophy and would famously end each show with the foursome shouting, “OK y’all, go start your own band!” So for this week’s give away, we want you to come up with 3 band names for your fictional punk band. Please provide your answers in the comment box below. Winners will be chosen next Friday and notified via email. 

Free Basin’ Friday | Summer Edition

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Summer is here! Time to bust out the BBQ and fill up the kitty pool.  In celebration of the summer solstice, this week for Free Basin’ Friday we’re giving away a copy of Kindred Spirits reissue of L’Orchestre Sidi Yassa De Kayes - L’Orchestre Sidi Yassa De Kayes!


For a chance to win this week’s prize, tell us what’s your favorite summer record (an album that always gets loving during your 4th of July BBQ) and why. The winner will be notified next Friday via email.


Free Basin’ Friday | Donnie & Joe Emerson – “Still Dreamin’ Wild”

Friday, June 20th, 2014


Welcome to the end of the work week! It couldn’t have come at a better time because today we’re giving away a copy (on the format of your choice) of the brand new Donnie & Joe Emerson album, Still Dreamin’ Wild: The Lost Recordings 1979-81!!!


For a chance to win this week’s prize, come up with three Donnie & Joe Emerson-esque song titles. The most creative and funny submission wins! The winner will be notified next Friday via email.

Free Basin’ Friday | Konrad – “Evil”

Friday, June 13th, 2014


We’re back this week with a special Father’s Day edition of Free Basin’ Friday! The prize is a copy of Ethereal Sequence’s reissue of Konrad – Evil. Recorded more than 25 years ago, the album is an odd collection of bedroom electropop that has since garnered cult status. The album has been restored from the original master tapes and includes a bonus 45 of three extremely rare tracks.


Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, we want you to name the top 3 “dad rock” (aka “birkenstock rock”) songs. Dad rock is defined as “the standard set of songs from the 60s and 70s that boomers habitually listen to. Boomers try to get younguns to listen to dad rock by loading up ‘best song ever’ lists with them. Dad rockers have no desire to listen to recent music and are stuck in the past.” The list that is the most spot-on wins! The winner will be notified next Friday via email.

Free Basin’ Friday | Cannibal Ferox on Colored Wax!

Friday, May 30th, 2014


Thank God it’s Free Basin’ Friday! This week we have a gruesomely delightful prize sure to excite any and all horror film connoisseurs. We’re giving away One Way Static’s reissue of the original motion picture soundtrack to Umberto Lenzi’s 1981 exploitive shocker CANNIBAL FEROX aka MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY, composed & performed by Roberto Donati! The LP comes pressed on jungle camouflage colored wax with unrated cover art and foil numbering /500 copies.


For a chance to win this week’s prize, come up with your own alternate title for the film Cannibal Ferox.  The most creative/funny submission wins! The winner will be notified next Friday via email. 

Free Basin’ Friday | Mother’s Day Edition

Friday, May 9th, 2014


Welcome to the end of the work week. Another beautiful Friday is upon us and that can only mean one thing- time for Free Basin’ Friday! This week we’re giving away the self titled first album from 70′s Nigerian fuzz rockers Black Hippies. Featuring whiplash funk drumming, searing fuzz guitar, raw vocals and that uniquely West African organ sound, The Black Hippies first album is a definitive classic of the genre.


Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so in celebration of all the women who brought us into this world we’re going to have a special Mother’s Day challenge. We would like you to write a Mother’s Day poem telling us why your mom is the best mom. The funniest / most creative poem wins! Winners will be chosen next Friday. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to call yo mama!

Free Basin’ Friday |Big Boys Cassette!

Friday, May 2nd, 2014


Ahhh Friday at last! Time for another Free Basin’ Friday giveaway. This week, in light of our recent announcement of the two forthcoming Big Boys releases, we will be giving away a very limited edition hand numbered cassette of Big Boys’ Where’s My Towel / Industry Standard. We originally reissued these cassettes back in 2012 with Burger Records and have since been long out of print. We recently found a few copies in the deep dark depths of our promo closet. Since we’ll be teaming up again with Burger Records to make cassettes for the two upcoming Big Boys reissues, this is the prefect opportunity to start your collection!



For a chance to win this week’s prize, we want you to create a vertical acronym for cassette. The most creative/ funny submissions wins! The winner will be notified next Friday via email.

Free Basin’ Friday | Record Store Day Special!

Friday, April 18th, 2014


Happy Record Store Day Eve! This year is shaping up to be a good one. The LITA record store in Seattle will be open bright and early (9am – 5pm) on April 19th,  selling LITA’s official RSD titles, plus over 70 other hand picked RSD exclusives. We’re starting the party early with a special Record Store Day Free Basin’ Friday giveaway! Today we’re offering up a copy of all three of our RSD titles: Built to Spill – Ultimate Alternative WaversStephen John Kalinich – A World Of Peace Must Come, and Michael Chapman –  Playing Guitar The Easy Way.


For this week’s challenge, we would like you to take a Built To Spill inspired band portrait and create a name for your fictional band.  Please send submissions to The winner will be chosen next Friday via email.