What a month! Moving house then nearly every night taken up with the boys, meeting friends and of course the crimbo parties! Hogans has a bit more of my income than expected at this stage but it seems to be the place to meet this year so at least I am keeping one pub afloat in these recessionary times.
Amidst this madness I have been fitting in a few Christmas tunes when I get a chance and still a couple of days left for you to get into the spirit with these…
Knock on over to Pitchfork for quite a few different groups tunes- an older one from Bodies of Water (O’Come O’Come Emmanuel), The Raveonettes (Come On Santa), and best of all a new video from Low for Santa’s Coming Over.
This seems to be the year for compilations galore as well- not only is there the excellent An Indiecater Christmas but some great tunes from quite a few different blogs…
Swedes Please has some rather sublime tracks on his Swedish Christmas Mix- highlights are Hello Saferide, Sally Shapiro, Shadetree, The Knife (oh yeah!), and for pure damn sweetness while singing about sadness Sofia Talvik is one to check out.
From a blog I only came across with this- The Yellow Stereo has A Christmas Mix with some lovely eclectic tunes for your eardrums.
Last but definitely not least are a couple of groups new to me over at Rcrd Lbl- Paper Route which has some really bloody sublime Christmas tunes along with Computer Perfection and friends which has some old tunes sung in a different light with a bundle called Romantic Air.
For those that are running around in a state trying to get the last minute bits and are being assaulted by all the usual rubbish streaming from the speakers I do hope these tunes will help clear the head and get you into the Christmas spirit!