Tuesday, December 14, 2010
X Is For Christmas
Oops. Missed a day. Alas. We're still pretty far ahead of the curve, though, aint we?
So, the following most certainly is a Christmas post (check the tunes). But bear with us.
Two new records came out this year that we haven't properly covered.
One, "Holy Broken", is the very, very, very welcome return of the Sin Ropas, with Tim Hurley of Red Red Meat and early Califone. Been way too long since we've a record by this band, and we have more to say about this record in a couple of weeks (check our upcoming Favorite Records of the Year list.) They have a Christmas song on the new record.
This year also featured a new release, Eyas, by the incredibly prolific Centro-Matic, another Mountain fave rave band. Will Johnson (also of South San Gabriel) rips off more shards of Texas sparkle'n'shine meditative country drone. Delicious. And, as you might have guessed, they also have a Christmas song the new lp.
So let's check 'em out, shall we? A little contemporary, compared to most of our Holiday posts, but what the hell? Why not?
Re-Post Specials...well, let's keep a theme going, shall we? Some fuzzy Xmas downers from Red Red Meat, the very mighty Jim Mize, Silkworm, and Neil Halstead. Yummy, well-baked Xmas cookies indeed.
Sin Ropas: X Is For Christmas (mp3)
Centro-Matic: Christmas '83 (mp3)
Red Red Meat: There's A Star Above the Manger Tonight (mp3)
Jim Mize: Christmas In Mississippi (mp3)
Neil Halstead: Man In The Santa Claus Suit (mp3)
Silkworm: Merry Christmas (mp3)
Howdy! Does anybody read this part? Well, if so, please give what you can this Holiday season. Times are tough, but there's a ton of people who probably have it tougher. Just sayin'....