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MAN OVERBOARD AND ALTERNATIVE PRESS LAUNCH BUILD YOUR OWN B-SIDE CONTEST; Fans Can Download an Instrumental on Alternative Press Website, Then Write and Record Their Own Lyrics For a Chance to Have Their Song Featured as a FREE Download on Fo

| 7 February 2013 | Reply


NJ pop-punks Man Overboard and Alternative Press have launched a Build Your Own B-side Contest at!

Check out this message from the band for all the details: While we were recording the Self-Titled album in 2011 we decided that this song would not be making the album. We finished the music but did not track the vocals. We recently recorded the vocals but before we release it for you to hear we want to offer everyone a unique opportunity. We want you to download the instrumental version from the widget below, write and record your own lyrics and melody and submit it back to us. We will pick one winner and their version, along with ours will be available for free download from They will also receive some other rad prizes detailed below.


-Download the wav file from the widget on

-Write your own lyrics and melody.

-Record your vocal parts (we suggest garage band if you don’t have access to a studio or home studio).

-Email an MP3 of the song to


Man Overboard will hand select a winner. The winning will receive the following

-Your version of the song will be offered as a free download along with Man Overboard’s version on

-A pair of tickets to the Suppy Nation Tour

-Two items from

-Autographed vinyl LP of ‘Before We Met’


Wednesday 2/6: Launch

Friday 2/15: Deadline for Submissions

Monday 2/18: Winner Announced / song DL offered exclusively on

Man Overboard is currently preparing to head out on The Suppy Nation Tour with The Story So Far, Tonight Alive, Citizen, and The American Scene. There are a limited number of pre-sale and VIP tickets available at Tickets are also available on the band’s official site or directly from the venue’s box office.

The band will also be on the entire Vans Warped Tour this summer.

March 8 – Dallas, TX – Trees *

March 9 – Houston, TX- Fitzgerald’s *

March 10 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live *

March 12 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile *

March 14 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew

March 15 – San Diego, CA – Epicentre

March 16 – Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse

March 17 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro

March 19 – Portland, OR – Branx

March 20 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

March 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound

March 23 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre

March 24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre

March 26 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird

March 27 – Nashville, TN – The End

March 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

March 29 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

March 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Talent Farm

April 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Brewster’s Roc Bar

April 2 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

April 3 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas

April 4 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar

April 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

April 6 – Patchogue, NY – 89 North (Mixtape Festival)

April 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

April 8 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

April 9 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa

April 10 – Toronto, ON – Annex Wreckroom

April 11 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

April 12 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club

April 13 – Toledo, OH – Headliner’s (Jamboree Festival)

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