(American Big Box Retailer) Target's recent holiday TV spots feature original music from several indie music acts, including Guster
, Bishop Allen
, and Blackalicious
. They've collected the songs from the ads, plus several more, into a free-to-download album
. [Direct Download if you're squicky about visting Target's site] [more inside]
Midwest label Suburban Sprawl
puts out a CD of X-Mas music every winter. They've collected the last eight years of them here
. Highlights include The High Strung, The Hard Lessons, and the common lament, "Santa Just Crashed Into My House and He's Drunk as Fuck."
An FPP for your holiday listening pleasure. Ha ha ha. [more inside]
Vintage Christmas Wax
The Edison Concert band never sounded so good.
was one of the greatest storytellers ever to be heard on radio. The Jean Shepherd Project
collects recordings of these historic broadcasts, converts them to mp3 files and makes them available to be revisited by his longtime fans and by those who wish to discover what great American storytelling is all about. [more inside]
Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!
Just in time for the holidays! Three EPs of Christmas Songs as performed by one Sufjan Stevens. They are Bad Rad, I promise.
Preserving the memories of Christmas Vinyl Past. [more inside]
Since the gift season is right around the corner, what are all the audiophiles looking for? Is it a minidisc
? Or mp3
? Or some kind of combination
? Maybe something to integrate into your stereo system
Which side of the tradeoff is worth it? Cheap capacity with real-time recording limitations or ease of use and multi-format support with high priced memory?