MTV TJ Challenge 3 – Introducing The Christmas Lights! July 12, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, MTV TJ, Music, Personally John, technology, Travel.
Tags: Alternativ Press, bands, Christmas Lights Music, Cumberland, iTunes, John Thrasher, Maryland, MD, MTV, MTV TJ
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Introducing: The Christmas Lights!
Man these challenges just keep getting more fun! We’re already on to challenge 3 for the MTV TJ contest, and I am so excited about it.
MTV has asked the TJ candidates to break and expose a local band. Here’s what the challenge says exactly:
Social: Expose and break a local band of your choice using any media channels available to you. Examples include blogs, the web, newspapers, magazines, video, television, radio, and more. At the end of the challenge, ZYNC from American Express will spotlight your band and their music at Miami Fashion Week!
I can’t be more excited to announce that the band I am breaking to the MTV world is The Christmas Lights! These guys are from my hometown of Cumberland, Maryland and brimmmmming with talent! How are they not topping the charts yet!? But don’t take my word for it: they are featured on Alternative Press’ front page as Band of the Week right now!
Check out this great montage of their recent spring tour:
These guys already have 2 full-length albums out, and available on iTunes: Walk Like a Human (2008) and Ghost Twins (2009).
They have a few official music videos out as well, such as this stop-animation feature which will really get you thinking:
I’m going to be filling you in on a lot more about The Christmas Lights over the next couple of days, so check them out and let me know what you think!