Monday, 20 December 2010

The Gift of Music

Now that most independent musical folk can release an individual track even more quickly than they can record it, the phenomenon of the annual Christmas single is rapidly gaining popularity. From a select few last year, December 2010 now sees even the might of my Gmail storage wheezing under the strain of each new festive morsel, like an elderly relative struggling to scoff down the final few sprouts of their Chrimbo dinner...well, y'know, there was rationing and all back in their day. 'Waste not, want not' and all that palaver.

As much as the festive season is probably my favourite time of the year, it's nigh impossible to wade through so much music in a short space of time. Instead, here I offer you the equivalent of a gift certificate, dig through the various offerings I'll post here in the coming week or two and pick out something that suits your own personal festive cheer. 


Keep checking back if holiday playlists are like eggnog to your ears, there's going to be plenty of sweet drinking herein...



  
    
    
    
    
    
    
  

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  • SGC Media offer up their holiday comp for download here, including some better known names in Montpelier and ArpLine.
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  • MP3: Way Yes - Dreadlock Holiday. Columbus group's tropical dub yule effort to benefit an art space (Dude Locker) in their home town. You heard.
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  • Video: Esperi - Snowman. A b-side video from Christmas single Made For Life, which you can pick up here.

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  • Stream: Bear Driver - Walking In The Air. Fine young British rockers cover this classic theme from The Snowman, a childhood requisite in the UK.
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  • A pleasant chap by the name of Ben Scarbro popped through this Chicago Christmas collection, made up of indie artists from around the city. Knowing the musical heritage of the Windy City, there's sure to be something for everyone here. 
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  • More to come....


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