2. Spike The Eggnog - Parlovr
3. Pinheirinho - Donzelle
4. A Damn Fine Christmas Tree - The Sunnies
5. As Long As We're Both Present - Roadpops
6. Christmas In Villeray - DigitMissile Command
7. I Never Get What I Want (For Christmas) - Malcolm Sailor
8. Sevivon (Dreidl Song) - Abigail Lapell
9. Santa Suit Tattoo (Xmas 4 Eva) - Amber & Erin
10. Inappropriate Christmas Song - Mixylodian
11. How I Learned To Hate The Snow - Doug Hoyer
12. Get Down To Christmas - Teen Seagull
13. Wikileaks Winter - Banana Lazuli
14. Long Johns - Hamilton Trading Co.
15. I'm Santa - Parlovr
16. So Cold - Super Fossil Power
17. Jinglen Belld - Gambletron & Rumble
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"Feats of Strength Holiday Compilation 2010" contains mostly music that's well off the beaten path. It's much more Indie Experimental and not so much Indie Pop. But, if you're adventurous (and I know that you are), there are some gems to be mined here--especially for those who like to add a bit of a mindbender to their holiday mixes.
For my part, I came across this looking for Hanukkah music, so there's Abegail Lapell's "Sevivon" which had a sort of Psych Folk vibe. Pretty cool. The set's more accessible jams include Amber & Erin's "Santa Suit Tatoo" and Doug Hoyer's Indie Uke workout "How I Learned To Hate The Snow". On the other end of the scale, there's definitely something to be said for the steel drum snyth pop weirdness that is Mixylodian's "Inappropriate Christmas Song". Hamilton Trading Co.'s "Long Johns" could be subtitled "campfire folk music gone wrong". I was with Teen Seagull and their "Get Down To Christmas"--really diggin' it--until it...just ended. "Wikileaks Winter" will make you think you stumbled into a Halloween collection for a bit and "Jinglen Belld" will have you convinced that something--either your mp3 player or your mind--is seriously broken. Parlovr we dealt with last year. Really, the rule of the road, here, is kinda dive in head first and see if something strikes your fancy.
But wait! There's more! Feats of Strength's 2009 collection "Holiday Songs" is also free at Bandcamp. Don't miss Mixylodian's "Zombie Girlfriend Christmas" on that one. And, if you still haven't gotten your fill of Indie oddness, I also came across a 2008 collection (though a non-holiday one) from the Feats of Strength folks...free for the downloading at Megaupload. No email address required for any of this...just bring your sense of adventure.
2. Happiness Like Christmas Comes And Weirds You Out - Jessie Stein
3. Zombie Girlfriend Christmas - Mixylodian
4. Deck The Halls - Adam Waito
5. Where The Pine Trees Grow - Ava Luna
6. Warm My Heart With Your Sweet Embrace - Johnny Hohner & The Hawaiian Hornets
7. Prison Bells - Fall Horsie
8. Christmastime Is Here - Cody Django
9. First Up In The Morning - Kvetching Month
10. All I Want For Christmas 2012 Is To Get With You - Allen Ramenberg
11. I'm Santa - Louis J.
12. Spike The Eggnog - Tiny Timbit & Lil' Gin