Arkells and Universal Music Canada wanna give you some free booty!

The guys in Hamilton rock band Arkells want to give you, the loyal reader, the chance to win some cool swag!

Since the release of their 2008 debut Jackson Square (a nod to their hometown), the band has toured endlessly across Canada while hits like The Ballad Of Hugo Chavez worked their way into your subconscious. In the three years that have since lapsed, the band has supported the likes of Metric, Pearl Jam, Girl Talk and Them Crooked Vultures. The lucky bastards.

On October 18, the group released their excellent new record, Michigan Left. To help celebrate the release of this fine piece of work, the band would love to give away some booty.

First place winner will receive autographed Arkells swag including vinyl, a poster and a CD. Secondary prizes include copies of Michigan Left. Please note that all winners will be chosen at random. The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on November 11, 2011.

I can’t possibly make it easier to enter the contest.

Simply send an email to ken [at] and tell me the name of the band’s new video. Oh look, it’s the Arkells new video below! You don’t even have to go looking for it. What a coincidence! (While I encourage you to watch the whole thing, the title of the song appears on screen in the first 6 seconds of the video…)

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Special thanks to Arkells and Universal Music for doing what they do! I appreciate the support, guys.