There's an odd little item on the web today about a pair of artists in the UK collaborating on a Christmas album--only its not a Christmas album, really...just an album that will be coming out around Christmas time. But, in this case, it's worth mentioning because the non-Christmas Christmas album will contain a Christmas song. "THE Christmas Song", in fact.
Tom Smith, frontman for The Editors, and Andy Burrows, formerly of Razorlight, are the collaborators. Together, they call themselves Smith and Burrows and the project is called "Funny Looking Angels" and release is set for November 28. The title track (which you can download free by clicking on the picture above) and "The Colours Of My Dreams" (below) make it clear that this isn't a holiday album. But the two will be roasting some chestnuts on an open fire, with the help of Danish vocalist Agnes Obel. The album will also contain covers of Yazoo's "Only You" and "On And On", a song by the Longpigs. Smith and Burrows have already set up a web site and Facebook page for the album, if you want to watch the project as it progresses.
I love Christmas, music, and cats. What more do you need to know?