Christmas has always been a special time for us, and even though we are indie snobs to the core, we find it hard to resist anything with a sleigh bell come December 1st. It has become a mission of ours, starting last year, to get some new tunes onto the Christmas playlists, songs that may even sound pretty good after the 25th. It’s funny how things work out, but this year’s compilation has a softer side than last year’s. Don’t let that put you off though, because for every Christmas party there are as many moments when you’ll feel like locking yourself away with some soothing sounds. And the emphasis is definitely on tuneage as you’ll discover on each of these carefully sculpted numbers, which have the expressed intention of bringing joy to the world. Most of the 13 tunes were recorded especially for this compilation, and bring with them the heart-warming appeal of freshly fallen snow.
Hope you have a great one this year. Merry Christmas from everyone at Indiecater Records!
So come all ye faithful, may we present this year’s choir.
1) The Garlands – Christmas Song (Carving Ice Sculptures In Stockholm)
2) Candy Claws – Snowdrift Wish (Writing Gift Lists In Fort Collins)
3) Loxsly – Mrs. Kris Kringle (Overdoing The Outdoor Lights In Austin)
4) Adam and Darcie – It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Calling Round To Neighbours In Provo)
5) Allo Darlin’ – Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Buying More Stamps In London)
6) Woodpigeon – Little Nemo (Winter Lullabye) (Making Festive Mixtapes In Calgary)
7) Boca Chica – Snow Angels (Humming Stop The Cavalry In Pittsburgh)
8) Oldfolks Home – We Don’t Cry At Christmas (Suffering Indigestion In Winnipeg)
9) Betty & The Cavaleros – Hey! I’m Your Gift Today (Googling Eggnog In Fredrikstad)
10) Standard Fare – Tinsel Politics (Taping Good TV In Sheffield)
11) Sunset – New York Love (Making Snow Angels In Austin)
12) I Hate You Just Kidding – It’s Fun To Do Bad Things (Cleaning The Chimney In Costa Mesa)
13) Sweet Jane – Silent Night (Downing Hot Toddy’s In Dublin)
All this including some unique artwork for just €6!