Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bandcamp: Kilian Singers, Enter Snowman, Jay Cox and Friends, Samuel Fickie, TheClavhens

Bandcamp: Sounds Familyre, Grace Weber, Parker Davis, JM and Friends,Onions

Sunday, December 16, 2012

More Xmas at Bandcamp: Kelsey Rottiers and the Rising Tide, Sons of Fathers, The Milkweeds, Jae Jin, Jimmy The Mouth

Cassical Christmas:Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols / Hodie

Xmas at Bandcamp: Scottish Fiction, A DIY Christmas Volume 1, ANOJ Entertainment, Alan Day, Zero Zero

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bandcamp: Said The Whale, Christmas Aguilera, The Danimal Kingdom, Tess Henley, Deep Sea Diver

8tracks: It's Hip to be Round (Jolly and Plump)

New Release: My Kind of Christmas (Warner Music Philippines Comp)

8tracks: Only at Christmas Time

...featuring tracks by Jamie Cullum,, Jason Mraz and Rosie Thomas.

Monday, December 10, 2012

8tracks: This Christmas

New Release: A Christmas Gift For You From Elefant Records

Bandcamp: Olive Grove Christmas, Josh Milan, Jess Moskaluke, Jarvis and The Ministry, Breekabel

8tracks: Frosty's Beach Party

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bandcamp: The Christmas Friends, The Trekky Yuletide Orchestra, Shad and Britt, Eve Howard, Jhonny K and Krew,The Luv Nuggets

8tracks: You Gotta Get Up! and Funky Christmas Disco Fever

Christmas carnage from Five Iron Frenzy, No Doubt, The Maine and eleven more...


A baker's dozen of funky yuletide treats from Kurtis Blow, Universal Robot Band, Antonio "Huggy Bear" Fargas and loads more...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bandcamp: Josh Gilligan, HotSauce, Three Day Threshold and Summer Villains, Croupier, Tin Cup Serenade

8tracks: Pretty in (Red and Green and) Pink

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) - Silent Night

8tracks: Holiday Duets

It takes two at Christmas. Among the boys and girls playing nice together are Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten,, Dean Martin and Scarlet Johanson, The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend and The Head and the Heart.


New Release: Yuletides & Stage Dives (Charity Compilation)

Only partial Christmas content but it's 42 tracks and  for a great cause, so...

Bandcamp: Incolor, Gabe Miller, Dan Essien, and Amy Silverman, Ashtree, BoyMeetsWorld

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

8tracks: Raise the Tree!

14 Tree trimming tunes from Aimee Mann, Christina Perri, Nathan Phillips, Lex Land and many more...


Overnight Bandcamp:Valerie Larsen and; Ryan Margetts, Christmas in Minneapolis, Christmas Spirit, Wobbly Jellys, Coney Island Sound

More Bandcamp: Joel van Vliet, Naming The Saints, The Doubleclicks

Bandcamp: Hey, It's Christmas! - Vol. 3, Don't Stay Home Alone This Christmas, A Very Chiptune Christmas, Harvest Star Collective

8tracks: A Festive Tin of PowerPopCorn

Have a powerpoptastic holiday with Cheap Trick, Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick, The dB's and many more...


Merry Music: Christmas Gala with the Stars (2012)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

8tracks: Here Comes Indie Claus...

14 more indie (and indie-ish) holiday favorites from Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, Blitzen Trapper, The Shins, Piney Gir and more..


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Overnight Bandcamp: Brighter Than a Thousand Suns, Quinzy, Surf School Dropouts, Waco Arts initiative, Andrew Oliver

New Release: Some Kind of Winter - Sirsy

New Singles from Limahl, Dragonette, John Pringle, Marcella Detroit

Bandcamp Xmas: Sofia Talvik, Frothing the 'Nog, Ascend, The JAC, Mark Charlesworth

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Release: A Murray Christmas (feat. Sinead O'Conner, The Henry Girls and John Spillane)

New Release: It's Christmas Time - Cascada

Christmas at Bandcamp: Shelly Domke, Luke Mitchell and The Rambunctions, The Other Guys, Daniel Lindström

8tracks: Star of Wonder

..12 tracks featuring Annie Lennox, Tori Amos, Priscilla Ahn and The Roches...

(Visit the archive for a complete list of SWO mixes,and podcasts available for your holiday listening pleasure)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Overnight Bandcamp: How To Throw A Christmas Party, The Reliques, Tiny Lights, Scandinavian Yuletide Voices, Air3Radio

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bandcamp/Xmas III: Sammy Horner, Laurence Made Me Cry, Susy Sun and Miles Ralston,The Fa-la-lattes

More Bandcamp Xmas: Sara Niemietz, Barnabas Family Ministries, Local Aid 2012, Adam Reader and the Terks

Xmas at Bandcamp: Folk Angel, Mark Hewes, Emily Dale and Alexi Von Guggenberg, Trinity Lutheran College

YuleTube: "The Music of Christmas" - Bill "Holly" Hollingsworth Show

8tracks: Comfort and Joy

A dozen doses of holiday warmth from some of my favorite singers of the female persuasion - including Tori Amos, Krista Detor and Holly Cole.

(Visit the archive for a complete list of SWO mixes,and podcasts available for your holiday listening pleasure)


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Classical Christmas: A Choral Christmas

New Release: For Folk's Sake It's Christmas 2012

More Xmas at Bandcamp: The Holidays Don't Have To Be So Rotten: Volume Three, Jim McNeil, Morgan McCarty, Brian Brink

Christmas at Bandcamp: Christmas In Colorado, Jayme Lewis, Yvonne Lyon, Gather 'Round, It's Christmas

Friday, November 23, 2012

Overnight Folk: Through the Bitter Frost and Snow

New Release: Christmas Tree Island - The Rosebuds

Merry Music: Bing Crosby and Friends

8tracks: Hello Mr. Kringle (Why Fidelity 2012)

Here's the first installment of this year's series of Why Fidelity holiday podcasts. 
(You can find more Why Fidelity shows in the archive)

17 tracks of holiday fun from Paul McCartney, Kay Keyser, The Good Lovelies and 14 more purveyors of cheer in an easy pop standard groove...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

8tracks: Indie Claus is Coming to Town

A dozen indie-esque tunes featuring Frightened Rabbit, The Raveonettes, and  Math and Physics Club...

Christmas at Bandcamp: Brian Blume, The Gold Coral

Friday, November 16, 2012

8tracks: Sister Winter

16 wintry tracks from Ferrante & Teicher, Tracey Thorn, Ivy and many more. From indie pop to easy listening singer songwriters and folkies. Stay warm...

New Release: Mint 400 Records Presents A Very Merry Christmas Compilation

New Release: Festivus (Highline Records Compilation)

Bandcamp: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, We Shot The Moon, The Mood Swings, Eww Yaboo, crushing love

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Merry Music: PTXmas - Pentatonix

Bandcamp: A Baton Rouge Acoustic Christmas, Bethan Presents Christmas, Rubber Band Aid, Norm Hastings

8tracks: Christmas Angels

Celebrate the holidays with the angelic voices of Kate BushDidoKate Rusby and 7 others..

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Even More Xmas at Bandcamp: Grooters & Beal Band, Trent Belnap, Andrew Marcus, Carol Laula


Merry Music: Strange Communion - Thea Gilmore

More Christmas at Bandcamp: Sufjan Stevens, Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant,ARTDOCS, me you & her

Christmas at Bandcamp: Christmas in Singapore, Clare Brett,The First Ornaments of Christmas

New Release: This Christmas - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

New Release: Silver & Gold - Sufjan Stevens

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stocking Stuffer: Winter (For Athena)

A wintry mix in honor of the few inches of slush Athena delivered to my town last night... 
Features tracks from Mumford & Sons, Voxtrot and Band of Horses.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Christmas at Bandcamp: Visionary Media, 13 Hands, Hope Davis, Nancy Johanns

$5 Holiday MP3 Albums at

Missed this last week thanks to Sandy knocking out our power... has 100 holiday MP3 albums on sale for $5 each throughout the month of November. All month long you can grab albums from the masters Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby. Or pick up more modern fare from Harry Connic Jr., Straight No Chaser, Josh Grobin, Matthew West or Wilson Phillips. The selection here is pretty choice so just about everyone can find a holiday favorite. I just snared Leonard Bernstein's The Joy of Christmas...

SWO Stocking Stuffer : 2 Cool 4 Xmas

This year I'm turning many of my favorite holiday mixes into 8tracks radio shows. Here's the first of the season featuring artists like Weeer, Billy Idol, Loretta Lynn, Jill Sobule, Graham Parker and more. 23 tracks that put the fun in a dysfunctional holiday.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Merry Music: Merry Christmas by The Mills Brothers

Christmas at Bandcamp: The HoHoHos!, John Meloche & Nadia Luna, It's Never Too Early for a Christmas Album

It's The HoHoHos! by The HoHoHos!

Uncle Johns Holiday Hits 2012 by John Meloche & Nadia Luna

It's Never Too Early for a Christmas Album, The Christmas Album

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Release: Home for the Holidays - Andre Rieu

New Release: On a Cold Winters Day: Early Christmas Music - Quadriga Consort

New Release: An Average Joes Muddy Christmas

New Release: A Laurie Berkner Christmas

New Release: A Rita Coolidge Christmas

New Release: Cee Lo's Magic Moment

New Release: Tinsel and Lights - Tracey Thorn

New Release: Merry Christmas, Baby - Rod Stewart

New Release: Holidays Rule

Monday, October 29, 2012

This Week's New Holiday Releases.

Here's what I'm excited to check out from this week's new holiday releases. 

(Note: I'm writing this on Sunday while waiting for Hurricane Sandy to strike/. If your reading this, and the links below aren't accompanied by embedded Spotify playlists, then I'm probably without power . If that's the case I'll update the list with the Spotify widgets first chance I get.)

Holidays Rule : 17 track compilation featuring Paul McCartney, The Shins and many more
Merry Christmas, Baby - Rod Stewart
Tinsel and Lights - Tracey Thorn
Cee Lo's Magic Moment
A Rita Coolidge Christmas
A Laurie Berkner Christmas
An Average Joes Muddy Christmas : Compilation featuring Montgomery Gentry, Bo Bice and Josh Gracin 
On a Cold Winters Day: Early Christmas Music - Quadriga Consort
Home for the Holidays - Andre Rieu