Christmas Party:: Feats of Strength & More!

Well the festive season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a nod to Festivus, one of the most enduring cultural artifacts bequeathed to us by Jerry & Co. Feats Of Strength is a Holiday Song compilation put together by a bunch of Montreal musicians like Parlovr, Super Fossil Power, Mixylodian, Nightwood, Hamilton Trading Co. and others. The comp is 17-songs strong, and so if you’re looking for a stiff dose of indie Christmas songs a little different than your average (french-accented Christmas rap, plenty of synth-powered xmas tunes, a song called “Wikileaks Winter”), pour yourself a cup of the Feats of Strength nog via their free Bandcamp download page.

 

Speaking of those who’d like a little something different from their holiday tunes, Moka Only’s Martian Xmas series should be right up your alley. I think this is Moka’s 6th episode of his Martian Xmas series, and it’s pretty much the perfect thing to pump through your headphones if you need to retreat from all the holiday-ness for a little while. It’s Moka’s trademark lush production paired with his everyday raps, albeit with a xmas-time twist, and it’s good stuff.

 

 

We’ll break out some warm & fuzzies for the finale, with a hand-drawn video version of Jolly Old St. Nicholas from Vancouver singer-songwriter Hilary Grist. Hilary sent us a video around this time last year, and she was kind enough to send us an even more festive one this year, along with word that she has an xmas album avialable as a free download from her site, so if you like the video, go visit Hilary’s site for more.

VIDEO:: Hilary Grist - Jolly Old St Nicholas

 

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MP3:: Mixylodian - Inappropriate Christmas Song
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/mixylodian

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MP3:: Parlovr - I’m Santa
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/parlourmontreal

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MP3:: Hilary Grist - Jolly Old St Nicholas
WEB:: www.hilarygrist.com

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