If you are as appalled by traditional Christmas music as we are, we got a solution! No, we’re not going to offer you chestnuts roasting on an open fire (ugh) or jingle bells (double ugh) or even say that Christmastime is here (well, duh – nothing makes Christmas more depressing than Vince Guaraldi (RIP)).
Paul McCartney once claimed that the moon is right and we tend to believe that tonight is the night when moons align. Our followers come through (as they always do) with both excellent music of their own and a ton of recommendations of music by others. Let us unruin Christmas one song, album and compilation at a time.
Shane Parish – December 2nd – follow-up to last year’s original album of Christmas covers from our North Carolina friend (and a monstrously talented guitarist who also happens to be a half of Ahleuchatistas). Watch The Two Most Dissonant Chords on the Guitar doc to learn more about Shane.
Circuit Static – Merry Circuit-Mas – dance the Christmas away with the world’s greatest sit-down comedian
Lucidbeaming – Black Christmas
I made a goth Christmas album a few years ago. Still up on @SoundCloud and free to listen to. Enjoy, if you dare…
Hey if you need to clear some relatives out of the room just play this!
It’s Christmas Eve
I put up this free 20-minute piece for anyone who’s spending some solitary time this 🎄 or at year’s end & is seeking calm and contemplation
I made this song to process the grief over the relationship I no longer have with my dad, which feels worst over the holidays. merry Christmas everyone.
Got a new free track out on JuicyTraxx today as part of a free compilation. This one inspired by my last trip to puerto rico. Many other good tracks on it including the opener from @HeartWerkDJ Cop here: https://juicytraxxx.bandcamp.com/album/jtfd003-the-xmas-va-vol-2 …
Song / Album / Comp Recommendations
The Fall – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / We Wish You a Protein Christmas (suggested by Ray Taaffe)
Daniel Johnston – Christmas in The Loony Bin (suggested by SimpleLoopChoir)
The Durutti Column – One Christmas For Your Thoughts (suggested by Petridisch)
Can – Silent Night (suggested by Aggelos Kappa)
The Kinks – Father Christmas (suggested by NoonyTD)
Sun Ra presents The Qualities – It’s Christmas Time (suggested by Phil Jones)
Psychostick – Zombie Claus (suggested by MetalShayne2000)
Flyaway Minion – Xmas Single (suggested by Art Jipson)
The Goodies – Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me (suggested by Ray Taaffe)
Robert Fripp – Silent Night (suggested by Ethereal Cereal)
Shasta Cults – Nihilist’s Xmas (suggested by Jordan Reyes)
VA – Signal Bells: Vol. 1 (suggested by Petridisch / Vapyd)
@MusicsTheHangUp‘s amazing Christmas comp “Signal Bells: Vol 1” features a wide variety of signalwave by 22 great artists.