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(31) Days of Good: 12.25.12



♩Ex Cops – Wonderful Christmas Time (Paul McCartney cover)



♩The Head and The Heart – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve [from Holidays Rule]



♩Kishi Bashi – It’s Christmas But It’s Not White Here In Our Town [from Holiday Flexi Single]



♩Paul McCartney – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) [from Holidays Rule]



♩Rufus Wainwright & Sharon Van Etten – Baby, It’s Cold Outside [from Holidays Rule]



♩Sufjan Stevens – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [from Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas]



♩The xx – Last Christmas (Live on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge)



♩Y La Bamba – Señor Santa (Mister Santa) [from Holidays Ruke]



And though this last track was definitely not releases in 2012, it wouldn’t be Christmas without some Darlene Love

♩Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)




(31) Days of Good: 12.24.12


I’ve restrained myself until now, but it’s Christmas Eve and I can’t hold out any longer.  So without further ado, some holiday goodness for this most wonderful time of the year.  Happy Holidays everyone!  Have fun, be merry, stay safe.


♩Black Prairie feat. Sallie Ford – (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag [from Holidays Rule]



♩Damien Jurado – Kalla Hus



♩Eleanor Friedberger – Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me) [from Holidays Rule]



♩Electric Guest – Holiday



♩Ellie Goulding – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey cover)



♩Fitz and The Tantrums – Santa Stole My Lady



♩French Horn Rebellion – Cold Enough (feat. Jody Watley) [from Love is Dangerous EP]



♩Parenthetical Girls – Rejoice! Rejoice! [from Good Christian Men Rejoice, It’s Parenthetical Girls]



♩The Shins – Wonderful Christmastime [from Holidays Rule]



Tune it tomorrow for more holiday tunes.

[new music roundup] 10.30.12

A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from Andrew Bird, Lulu Gainsbourg, and a slew of holiday albums, including Holidays Rule, which features tracks by Paul McCartney, Eleanor Friedberger, The Shins, The Civil Wars, and more.  As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for the rest of the week’s new releases.

What are your favorite new releases this wee?


Andrew Bird//Hands of Glory



Chad Valley//Young Hunger



Cody ChesnuTT//Landing on a Hundred



Lulu Gainsbourg//From Gainsbourg to Lulu



The Soft Moon//Zeros



Various Artists//Holidays Rule



Various Artists//The Perks of Being a Wallflower (soundtrack)



A few more worth a listen:
Cee-Lo Green//Cee-Lo’s Magic Moment
Hidden Hospitals//EP 002
James Taylor//James Taylor at Christmas 
Matthew Friedberger//Matricidal Sons of Bitches
Neil Young & Crazy Horse//Psychedelic Pill
Tracey Thorn//Tinsel and Lights 


[anticipation] Holidays Rule

More holiday tunes to look forward to!

Starbucks’ label, Hear Music, and Concord will release a compilation of artists covering holiday classics on Oct 30th.  Holidays Rule will feature the likes of The Civl Wars, Eleanor Friedberger, The Head and The Heart, Paul McCartney, Rufus Wainwright (who also has a touring Christmas show with his sister Martha), Sharon Van Etten, and many, many more.  Check out the complete track list while enjoying Rufus and Sharon’s rendition of one of favorites, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.  Enjoy.

01 fun.: “Sleigh Ride”
02 The Shins: “Wonderful Christmastime”
03 Rufus Wainwright with Sharon Van Etten: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
04 Paul McCartney: “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)”
05 Black Prairie: “(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man With the Bag” [ft. Sallie Ford]
06 The Civil Wars: “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
07 Calexico: “Green Grows the Holly”
08 AgesandAges: “We Need a Little Christmas”
09 Holly Golightly: “That’s What I Want For Christmas”
10 Irma Thomas with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band: “May Everyday Be Christmas”
11 Heartless Bastards: “Blue Christmas”
12 Eleanor Friedberger: “Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”
13 Fruit Bats: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
14 Y La Bamba: “Señor Santa”
15 The Punch Brothers: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
16 The Head and The Heart: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”
17 Andrew Bird: “Auld Lang Syne”