Mark it down, guys: October 19th, the day KVNF started getting in Christmas albums. Not to worry, the airwaves won't be jingling for at least another month, I imagine. But with NPR's piece, New Holiday Songs: A Smart Career Move, we can ponder just why it is so attractive for every man, woman and child with access to a mic (read: every man, woman, and child) to record a bit of their own xmas cheer.
In the malevolence of Ty Segall's 2012 album onslaught (this is #4 if you include his tasty, old-time-high-fi collaboration with White Fence), Twins is the most organized- like a less-severe natural disaster. As the cover depicts, we're still in for a mind-bend, but it's as if some of the sheer fuzz was combed & suited by NASA in preparation for a space launch.
Menahan Street Band / The Crossing
Thomas Brenneck of the Menahan Street Band says it best, "The Crossing is music to an unreleased Sergio Leone western starring the Wu Tang set in 1992."
Ty Segal / Twins
In the malevolence of Segall's album onslaught (this is #3 for 2012), Twins is the most organized, like a less-severe natural disaster.
An indie-pop packed soundtrack for the black & white stop motion remake by Tim Burton of his '84 short film of the same name. It's cute & expected, but with a few tracks not to miss.