At Independent Clauses, we really like to hear from our readers, whether that be though emails or though our partner forum LoveThatSound (www.lovethatsound.com). Once and a while we like to provide little contests to our readers so that we can hear from you and so you can get some cool stuff. This month we’re asking you, the reader, to pick out the one band and one album released by that band in the 21st century (2000-2006) that you think has been the most important to independent music. Just write up a short (min one paragraph, max one page) explanation of why the album you picked is the most important and email it to Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, August 15th. We’ll read the responses and choose the best formulated responses (not necessarily the ones we agree with) and depending on the number of responses pick one or more winners. The winners will receive an Independent Clauses shirt and a few CDs. The winning entries will also be posted in the September edition. Remember, albums must have been released since January 1st of 2000.