Austrian Death Machine scored a bit of an underground hit the last time they tackled Christmas with their "Very Brutal Christmas" single. So they have returned to the scene of the crime, as it were, and have put together an all new holiday single with songs featuring Ahnold-esque vocals inspired by the movie "Jingle All The Way". "I Am Not A Pervert" appears to be the lead track, though it shares the 7" "A" side with "It's Turbo Time". On the flip is "Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies". The digital single is expected to be released December 6. The vinyl 7" is limited to 500 copies and can be ordered direct from Metal Blade, with the shipping date anticipated to be around December 19. ADM is basically a one joke band, but they've gotten a lot of mileage out of it. And if you happen to like the one joke, then not much else matters, right? Oh, and look, we've got a preview.
1. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
2. Sleep Sleep (Christmas Lullaby)
3. Silver Bells
4. It's Christmas, So We're Singing
5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6. More Than I Wished For (Bonus Track by FM Radio)
We've been waiting on a Christmas album from country stars Little Big Town. And, maybe its the pessimist in me, but I see the appearance of this digital single from the group as a bad sign about the album--like maybe we're going to have to wait another year. It's been quiet. Too quiet. I do know that the group set out to record a full album and I do know they did record more than this one song. Alas, the band hasn't been talking or posting anything on Facebook. And the only thing we know for sure is that "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" debuts on Amazon MP3 and iTunes on November 21. Oh well. A least we'll always have Paris.
Mmmmm. More Christmas Bluegrass. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising hail from the Pacific Northwest where they are big festival favorites. "Bluegrass Christmas" was actually released last year. But Kathy and the boys have added another verse and cut the song anew for 2011. This one is pretty hard core Bluegrass, musically, though the vocals lean a little towards folksy. You'll find "Bluegrass Christmas (2011)" at Amazon MP3 and CD Baby.