Happy 2nd Birthday to The Burning Ear! – A Shirt Pack Giveaway, Merch Sale & A Mixtape!

Happy 2nd Birthday to The Burning Ear!

Holy cow. It was exactly 2 years ago (!?) today that I launched The Burning Ear from the butt wedge of my old couch. Since then it’s been nothing but a pleasure to share all of these great jams with you guys and gals. To all you regular readers and commenters, I love you all and look forward to another two! However, we all know 2 years olds don’t have patience for speeches so lets get right to the presents! I’ve got three gifts for you all, of which the first TWO are based on the number 2! That is not a coincidence!

1. Merch Sale!

For 2 days only visit The TBE Boutique for a full $2 discount on everything!

Shirts: $18 -> $16

Koozies: $5 -> $3

Bonus!: Koozie 4 pack of all colors: $12 -> $10

Sale ends Thursday Feb 10 at midnight, PST. In case you dodn’t know how fresh these shirts are, take it from TBE reader Adam S. who said this about his a while back:

I rocked my awesome TBE tee-shirt last weekend at M.I.A.’s Hard Fest in NYC…not only was it super comfy/perfect for the hot weather, but I felt like a celebrity with all the folks who recognized the logo/blog…thanks!

Damn, that’s cool.

2. Win A TBE Shirt and Koozie 4-Pack!

I’m offering up a super prize pack of a TBE Bolt shirt AND a Koozie 4-Pack (all colors!) To win you are gonna have to be a bit more clever than just entering a comment. Here are the two easy steps:

  1. If you haven’t already, “Like” The Burning Ear’s Facebook page.
  2. In 150 words or less, write a post on the TBE Facebook page wall about what you would do with your new TBE shirt. Where you would wear it, what (who?) would you do with it on, etc. This is a very open-ended question so get creative, silly, deep, funny, whatever. I will be judging these completely subjectively so make me laugh, impress me, whatever. I’ll pick my favorite entry on Sunday night Feb 13th night at midnight, PST.

UPDATE: Thank you so much to all the people that entered. It was a total treat to read all the positive and funny stories. In the end there were two entries that I just couldn’t choose between so it seems that the only thing to do is send out two prizes! Congratulations to Frank Joseph Rivera for making me laugh out loud and Christina Webber for having the ambition to be all those awesome things. Get in touch and I’ll send those prizes out ASAP. Thanks again to everyone and perhaps I’ll do something like this again!

    3. A Winter Mix: Winter Grazing and Window Gazing! NEW!

    This one is for those hazy grey days locked in-doors, dreaming of sunshine and bare skin. Download it here. Enjoy it everywhere.

    Track list:

    1. ♫ Trophy Wife -Microlite

    2. ♫ Local Natives – Who Knows Who Cares

    3. ♫ Twin Shadow – Slow

    4. ♫ Theophilus London – Humdrum Town

    5. ♫ Bedouin Soundclash- Brutal Hearts (Ft Coeur de Pirate)

    6. ♫ Baths – Aminals

    7. ♫ S Carey – In The Dirt

    8. ♫ Safe – Twenty Years On

    9. ♫ Hot Chip – Alley Cats

    10. ♫ Marmaduke Duke – Kid Gloves

    11. ♫ Sky Ferreira – Animal (Miike Snow cover)

    12. ♫ Stephen Francis – All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem cover)

    30 replies
    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous says:


      Happy Birthday TBE!!

      TBE is vital in my quest for new music – thank you so much!!

      Keep up the good work :)

    2. Eclipsr
      Eclipsr says:

      I love TheBurningEar.com. It has put me on such a different and pleasant direction of music I had previously been going; thank so much for what you do. I really appreciate it.

    3. steamahead
      steamahead says:

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY! all the way from the UK :)
      I’ve just taken advantage of your t-shirt offer and if it arrives in time I’ll wear it at the Faithless gig in London on April 7th :)

    4. Mattyb484
      Mattyb484 says:

      Brilliant site. The best I have seen on the web for straight to the point, excellent music. Stumbled on it last week and can already predict I will be an avid listener

    5. Brandon @ TBE
      Brandon @ TBE says:

      Thanks Jim! Your shirt will definitely be in your hot little hands before then. If you are in London March 10th weekend I can even hand it off myself! That’s the kind of customer service I strive for here. (I’ll probably just mail it though, haha)

    6. steamahead
      steamahead says:

      LOL mailing is just fine mate.
      What’s with the trip in to London then, any gig’s/clubs planned?
      I feel like I’m spending half my life travelling to London for gig’s (but it keeps a smile on my face, lol).
      Keep up the cracking work on this site, the word has been spread :)

    7. Brandon @ TBE
      Brandon @ TBE says:

      I’m visiting a friend and hopefully catching some sights. Haven’t actually found any gigs yet, but am still looking… Any tips on good gig websites?
      Thanks Jim!

    8. Brandon @ TBE
      Brandon @ TBE says:

      Thanks Jim! I’d checked Time Out but felt like they only had mainstream stuff listed. I’d rather find some small gig. I don’t know how I forgot about Ticketmaster! I guess I just block out their existence.

    9. Sam_dormaier
      Sam_dormaier says:

      Thanks a ton for all of the music these past two years. I check TBE daily and am definitely gonna be ordering a shirt soon, this is my favorite music blog. Keep up the good work, and I’ll keep spreading the word.

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