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Contest: Win Signed Fionn Regan Vinyl!

Fionn Regan

Fionn Regan–we’ve got a signed copy of his album on vinyl, The End of History, to give away, thanks to our buddies at Filter. That and we’ve got a CD copy of the album too, for those of you who don’t have a turntable in your car but still want to listen while on the go.

But that’s Fionn up there, and here’s some more info on him from his bio:

Fionn Regan's The End of History cover art

The community of musicians can be divided into two categories — those who want to create and those who do so because they have no other choice. As he proves on his dauntingly mature, intriguingly nuanced Lost Highway debut, The End of History, singer-songwriter Fionn Regan clearly falls into the decidedly rarefied latter category.

“I think that songwriting and storytelling are very much in the marrow of your bones,” says Regan. “Some can get by with counterfeit for a while, but people will find holes in the fence, sooner or later” he laughs. “It’s more a matter of tapping into what’s there, opening up a valve.”

The soft-spoken 26-year-old coaxes an intoxicating array of emotion and detail into his fragile-yet-gripping songs — a body of work that’s already elicited comparisons to forebears as varied as Nick Drake for his guitar playing and to Woody Guthrie for his wordplay. It’s easy to understand why, given the filigreed acoustic finger-picking and raw lyrical stance of songs like the cinematic “Be Good or Be Gone” the menacing “Snowy Atlas Mountains” or the allegorical “Hey Rabbit” with its social conscience, songs that paint intensely vivid pictures — so vivid, in fact, that Regan hesitates to elaborate as to their deeper origins.

For more, check out his official site.

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