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Giveaway: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Update: The winners have been chosen and contacted, so this giveaway is closed. Keep your eyes peeled here for more contests in the future. And thanks to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and everyone who entered!

We still have stars in our eyes from last week’s Living Room Show with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Alec played for a sold out crowd, and we’re not ashamed to admit we got chills once or twice.

We took the opportunity to beef up the record collection at HQ, and even got a few extra items to give away.

The loot

If you’re one of our two winners, you’ll receive some of the items listed below. We had to arm wrestle some fans for a few items, so we hope you’re as excited as we are.

Poster - Letterpress printed by Hatch Show Print to celebrate the band’s 2007 tour, this show poster gives you serious fan cred.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah record - The band’s debut album is still solid after all these years. The enthusiasm and Alec’s trademark raw vocals will have you out of your seat and doing some serious toe-tapping.

Some Loud Thunder cd - CYHSY’s second album is more serious than the first, but they keep on coming up with interesting lyrics and melodies. It’s no wonder Rolling Stone named “Satan Said Dance” as one of their “100 Best Songs of 2007.”

Hysterical cd - With their third album, CYHSY continues to refine their sound with a fun, upbeat feel and those one-of-a-kind vocal tracks.

Sweatshirt - Unisex XL, screen printed with some killer artwork, and as soft as your favorite blankey. Wear it proudly.

To enter

Show us the first album you owned (think Throw Back Thursday) on Twitter or Instagram. Tag @bigcartel and add in the hashtag #pickmeBC. We’ll pick two winners at random by this time on Friday, who will each receive a selection of some of the items mentioned above. Good luck!

Mini-documentary with Saucesome

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Meet Cory and Ryan, the guys behind Saucesome: a small company born when two traveling musicians bonded over Mexican food, and—finding that musical notes and flavors had quite a lot in common—partnered to craft the perfect hot sauce.

We’re completely humbled that after 8 years and 500 thousand stores, we’re still the right solution for pals like Cory Gray and Ryan Stively to follow a passion and try something new. We especially loved investigating their process, learning how they got started, and figuring out how to make their lives a little easier.

So sit back, grab a burrito, and hit play. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the hot sauce.

Consumption is easy. Creation is hard.
– Matt Donovan, 30 Days Before Sunrise

The Firebird Tutu

The Firebird Tutu is an incredibly well made short film by Brent Rowland about the meticulous process behind making a ballet costume. It doesn’t take owning a sewing machine to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into the designer David Heuvel’s work.

Have you heard about Kano? It’s a computer designed so that anyone, anywhere can make it. Kano’s mission is simple: to give young people - and the young at heart - a simple, fun way to make and play with technology, and take control of the world around them. Definitely something we can get behind.

Get in on the magic and pre-order a kit now »

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Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg, as heard on The Art Show podcast »

New Field Guide: Custom Domain

We’ve launched a new guide to help walk you through the wonderful world of custom URLs. A custom domain takes your brand from to, creates a professional first impression, and is one of the best ways to stake your claim on the internet.

Ready to get started? Our latest field guide will give you specific tips on where to purchase your new domain, and the simplest way to connect it to your Big Cartel shop. All that’s really left is to enjoy the new home that you’ve made for your business.

Read the new field guide now »

We just discovered Voices of Industry and are in awe of their story, inspirations and dedication to their craft. Creator and owner, Adele Stafford, is fiercely passionate about every aspect of the product creation, from meeting the farmers who grow the cotton, to maintaining the looms she uses to weave the fabric.

Read their full feature over at Cool Hunting »

The Art Show: Episode 5

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Passionate music-lovers that we are, it was only a matter of time before we sat down with a musician for some real talk on our podcast. For Episode 5, we invited Jonathan Meiburg, frontman and co-founder of the band Shearwater, to chat with us and he happily obliged. From extremely candid thoughts on the current state of the music industry, to suggestions on the best ways to actually support musicians you love, Meiburg clears up some common misconceptions surrounding what it means to consume and support music, as well as exist as a musician, in these modern times.