Secret Machines release stem files for GarageBand contest

Winning remix gets on Atomic Heels EP

The Secret Machines
See? Even The Secret Machines' studio is a mess

The Secret Machines marked the release of their self-titled third LP yesterday (14 October) by launching a GarageBand remix contest. The space-rockers are giving away the stem files for upcoming single Atomic Heels, with the winning remix appearing as a b-side to the digital EP.

Head to to download the raw files and start remixing. You'll need GarageBand 3 or greater running Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 or higher, and the project is also compatible with Logic Pro 7.

Contestants need to create a profile on The Secret Machines' social network to post (up to five) submissions in MP3 format. Send one to too, just in case.

The act of giving away stem files to fans is becoming somewhat of a standard promotional tool for bands. The last month alone saw Radiohead and Kanye West offering the same. For aspiring, or even professional computer-musicians, however, these are still opportunities not to be missed, and bagging an 'official' remix should be seen as a real honour.

The competition closes 2 November so get moving and turn on your machines. In secret, of course... More details here.