Friday, December 24, 2010

holiday tunes

an innovative approach to gingerbread house construction. Thanks Sara.

just like the kids over at fbi radio, i'm doing my darndest to avoid the regular carols re-released by every washed up 80s star and his dog. the tunes (via some rad blogs) i'm cross-posting are filling my ears and making me smile and there isn't a poorly mixed synth or mis-pronounciation of Israel to be heard (is it just me or does everyone cringe when singers choose either iz-rai-YEL or iz-RAY-yell?)

First up, local boy Tommy has posted some beautiful hot-day tunes to fall asleep in the heat to. Hopefully summer realises it's being incredibly tardy and arrives before Santa.

Like them or lump them, the hipster categorisers at Two Thousand have blessed us with a beautiful mix, again for the chill times after lunch and just before the food coma hits.

Sunsets crew Stolen Records on aforementioned fbi radio are also mixing some rather unexpected, energy filled ditties. Probably listen to this only if you won't be feeling delicate or are easily offended or will be hanging with family members from the war-time era.

I'm a big fan of fuel/friends, and Deer Tick, AND the Black Dirt Sessions, so this post was obviously a winnah.

The boys in Cleveland could have run things a bit better this year, but they have been posting some lovely collaborations nonetheless. This one's for a certain friend who keeps trying to convert me to the joys of LCD Soundsystem discipleship. And someone else who despite extolling the wonders of Jay-Z doesn't own any albums. Yet.