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.

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.

Asthmatic Kitty and our friends Microcinema 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 YouTube and add it to the Rafter Sweaty Magic Group. 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 August 27th and will run until 11:59 PM EST on November 15th, 2008. We'll announce winners at http://asthmatickitty.com on December 1st, 2008.

The three songs to choose from...
SWEAT: http://asthmatickitty.com/mp3/rafter_-_sweaty_magic_-_sweat.mp3
SALT: http://asthmatickitty.com/mp3/rafter_-_sweaty_magic_-_salt.mp3
JUICY: http://asthmatickitty.com/mp3/rafter_-_sweaty_magic_-_juicy.mp3

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)

Celebrity Judges:
The Liars
Dan Deacon
Sasha Bareese - actress (American Pie, The Ring, Legally Blond, The Hulk, etc.)
Christine Starkman - Curator, Asian art - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
the staff of Yo Gabba Gabba
Leslie Hall (of youtube fame)
Adrian Grenier - actor/musician

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