Photo by Lizeth Santos

Rafter’s new EP, which is sweaty, magical, and ergo very appropriately titled Sweaty Magic, is available for order right now. It’s the perfect booty-shaking disc for college students returning to dorm halls, or 75 year old veteran dancers wanting to shake up the weekly shuffleboard-a-thon. You can read more about it here, or add it to your cart for just $6 (+S&H) by clicking here.

But unfortunately, as visceral as this little EP is, compact discs are limited in that they convey only sound, not visuals. Enter: You. And YouTube. And cash. Lots of cash. 

Please click "more" to see contest details.

We invite you to create a music video for one of three Rafter songs.  Below are three links. Download the mp3s, pick your favorite song and make a music video.  Upload your music video to the Rafter Sweaty Magic Contest group on YouTube.  A specially selected panel of celebrity judges, including Dan Deacon, Sasha Barrese, Christine Starkman, The Liars, Yo Gabba gabba, Leslie Hall, and Adrian Grenier, will judge the videos.

The contest begins today, August 28th and will run until 11:59PM EST November 15th, 2008.  We’ll announce winners here on on December 1st, 2008.

The three songs to choose from: Sweat, Juicy or Salt

Oh yes, the prizes!
1st Prize – $1000, 2nd Prize – $500, 3rd Prize – $250.  Three runner ups will be chosen by Asthmatic Kitty staff and will receive some AK related goodies (i.e. t-shirt and CDs.)

Asthmatic Kitty Records Video Contest Agreement

By participating in this Contest, you agree to the following terms. In the event that you are chosen as a winner or a runner-up in the Contest, Asthmatic Kitty Records (AKR) shall have the right to (1) use, copy, modify and distribute your submitted video (the “Video”) and any other materials you submit, in any manner without restriction and (2) use your name and/or likeness and entry for advertising and promotional purposes. AKR shall not be required to provide you with any compensation beyond the prize designated for Contest winners and runners-up.

You shall retain ownership of all intellectual property rights in the Video and be deemed to grant a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to AKR to have the rights set forth above. You warrant and represent that you are the sole and exclusive owner of the Video, and that the Video does not violate any laws or infringe any third party rights. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you shall indemnify and hold harmless AKR, its owners and agents for any damages occurring due to AKR’s use of the Video as you have authorized.