Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Christmas Mix from 2010. Still working on the 2012...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Eww Yaboo

THIS IS BRILLIANT! Eww Yaboo's supercharged psych-rocking Lawn Lights. Like you drank the whole eggnogg-bowl in one go. Woo! Want more of this stuff? Go check out this compilation.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Madam

'MADAM are a 6 piece band fronted/produced and written by Sukie Smith who make widescreen , nocturnal songs', it says in their bio. Find a great nocturnal Christmas carol HERE (Thanks André)

Sugar & the Hi-Lows

Sounds like a band, but it's a duo. This is a 6-minute long (!), sultry ode to the season. Very good stuff

Dark Christmas

Now this is the stuff I like, a Twin Peaks-y take on the Holidays. Bloodspatter in the snow. Evil men behind the Christmas tree. Think of your own holiday horror movie when listening to this track by Freedom Fry:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas In The South Pacific

Thursday, November 22, 2012

All I Need Is Lo-lo-lo-lo-love

I don't know 'bout you guys, but I don't think I will ever outgrow The Muppets. 'Mahna Mahna' brings back so many good childhood memories and to hear it like this is just, well, great. Cee Lo is one lucky bastard to have worked with such talents.


Cee Lo's Christmas studio album, Cee Lo's Magic Moment, was released this October. The album features collaborations with Rod Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Straight No Chaser and Trombone Shorty. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland's Christmas Album

Bill Wells hates most of the Christmas Albums, so he decided to make one himself. This is what you can expect:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas style!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Christmas boxset by Sufjan Stevens

Silver & Gold, the 5-EP compilation of Christmas music by Sufjan Stevens, is out today. Continuing where Sufjan's 2006 Songs for Christmas ended, Silver & Gold includes volumes 6 through 10 of Songs for Christmas.


Silver & Gold is available on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Exile Parade

And the prize for most minimalistic Christmas song video goes to....

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ice Ice Baby

Okay, okay, Oscar challenged me :-)
....so here's another Xmas song from the beautiful Icelandic singer Ragnheidur "Ragga" Gröndal.

 

S(up)erbian Xmas

Christmas is a time for nostalgia, melancholy and yet a lot of happiness!
This feeling comes to live in this Xcellent song of Boris Kovač....


Happy X-mas all!

Jimmy Donley - Santa! Don't Pass Me By (1962)

Jimmy Donley was not the sort of man that many people would have wanted either as a friend or an enemy. 'He was a poor excuse for a human being, if truth be told', is a quote from the booklet of In the key of heartbreak, a fantastic 2-cd compilation of his outstanding 60s blue eyed soul and R&B on the ACE label. The man best known for Born to be a Loser, recorded two Christmas songs, credited to Meaux and Maddox, two 'managers' who bought (or bought into) his songs. Read more on Jimmy here. Jimmy Donley - Santa! Don't Pass Me By

Friday, November 09, 2012

Cornershop - "Every Year So Different"


I just heard the good news yesterday that Cornershop will release a festive seasonal gem on December 3. It's a beautiful song featuring Trwbador. I like it and I'll definitely get it when it becomes available. More sleigh bell please!

You can hear the track here. It is a soundcloud file that I couldn't figure out how to post for you guys... Maybe the share is disabled because it isn't released yet. I'll keep checking and share it here when I can.

And let me be one of the first to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

How To Throw A Christmas Party

AAAAAaaaaaaand....we're back! We're going to shower you with odd-but-good Christmas music the upcoming weeks. Kicking off with Dutch Christmas loving music collective How to Throw a Christmas Party, who for the third year will live up to their name in various Dutch clubs, playing their folk-rock tinged X-mas tracks.