I can’t tell you how stoked I am to be teaming up with Light in the Attic Records for this contest. I could try, and the answer would be very, but that doesn’t come close.

If you’ve been following along, you already know that LITA is re-issuing two albums by the legendary and most influential garage rock band, The Monks. The first one being, The Early Years, a compilation of early recordings done before The Monks were The Monks, and the second one being, Black Monk Time, the band’s only official release. Repackaged, re-pressed, and now with expanded liner notes and photos, Black Monk Time can be yours on wonderful 180 gram vinyl. To enter, simply send an email with the subject line, It’s Monk Time!, to irockcleveland at gmail dot com. The contest will stay open through this Friday, at which point one winner will be chosen at random.

YOUTUBE: The Monks – Monk Chant (Live)

YOUTUBE: The Monks – Boys are Boys and Girls Are Choice (Live)

YOUTUBE: The Monks – Oh, How To Do Now (Live)

Black Monk Time and The Early Years are both available now at your favorite digital retailer. The cds will be out tomorrow, and the vinyl will follow on April 28th (The Early Years) and May 5th (Black Monk Time).

Please note: Your privacy is important to me. Your email address will not be passed to any third parties, nor will it be used for any purpose of notification should you be the winner of this contest.